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Supermarket vs the market

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So I come from England where if you want to eat cheap the supermarket is the place to go. It will beat any local market hands down for virtually any product whereas here the supermarkets seem to be the most expensive places to shop. I've been here over a year now and I buy everything from my local market as it's far cheaper.

I can buy things here from local shops like beer, soap detergent, shampoo etc all cheaper then the supermarkets. Are the supermarkets here only interested in selling to the rich? Surely they have the buying power to be cheaper then the little guy?
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mcam wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:53 am I can buy things here from local shops like beer, soap detergent, shampoo etc all cheaper then the supermarkets. Are the supermarkets here only interested in selling to the rich? Surely they have the buying power to be cheaper then the little guy?
You've answered your own question. The only things I buy at the supermarket are things I can't get at the markets. Anyway it's good that the supermarkets aren't forcing all the little guys out of business. I prefer this model.
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supermarkets buy all their fresh food at the markets
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frank lee bent wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:44 am supermarkets buy all their fresh food at the markets
Why dont they go direct to source and cut out the middleman?
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because the distro network is inefficient
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frank lee bent wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:44 am supermarkets buy all their fresh food at the markets
re u sure? I'd think they would buy bulk from their own suppliers...

Many items here in Thailand are cheaper in the supermarkets than the local markets.
Place like Tesco, Big C can sometimes be 15-20% cheaper..
and if u buy at Super cheap up to 25% less
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yes, i am sure due to my dealings with thai hout and some other vendors.
they all buy meat and veg from the early morning market on the edge of town.
not sure what other direct suppliers you refer to?
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how much is a kilo of pork riblet in the market?
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2000r

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Barang chgout wrote: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:32 am 2000r

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thats what they charged me for pineapples.
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