On 26/09/2021 10:57, Jethro_uk wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Sep 2021 10:50:10 +0100, Martin Brown wrote:
>> On 26/09/2021 10:31, Jethro_uk wrote:
>>> [quoted text muted]
>> It isn't just fuel that they cannot get timely deliveries of.
> So supermarkets - already working with wafer thin margins - are now
> running at 85% efficiency. Hardly sustainable.
> Personally I can't quite see the optics of a national supermarket going
> under working at the moment. It's interesting that Morrisons are wafting
> some smoke around their situation.
> If - as has been suggested - we are entering a new paradigm of retail -
> then I can see some big beasts going under quite soon. It's all very well
> to be told by 3 stores in a row (M&S, Next and John Lewis) to "order it
> online". But the moment I go online, I ain't going to ... M&S, Next or
> John Lewis.
Yes. but it is more than retail. People have discovered what is nice,
and what is not, about staying at home and not commuting. Employers have
realised that saving office space and staff salaries spent on commuting
and eating out at work for lunch, is more productive.
Retail has as a result been smashed. So have fuel company profits. But a
nice panic buy will restore those.
We have also seen the downsides of Globalism and free movement, - mass
migration, of people we don't want and diseases we didn't want either.
And the downsides of just in time, in that with no buffer storage of
parts, gas or electricity, the changes of temporary crises in the supply
chain are manifold..
Really it is the end of retail as we know it. Unpleasant snowflake turds
will simply have to find something more useful to do than standing in a
shop all day lying to customers.
There is no point maintaining a high street presence when an online
presence gives a better customer experience at lower cost.
The debate here is about whether or not the deficiencies of the online
experience vis-a-vis the high street shop can be addressed.
and it is being addressed - the 'buy 5 send back 4' approach is
tolerated by the vendor, because they have to.
Any costs are reflected back into the price you pay, but if it is still
less than the retail high street price, so what?
Also, I think we may see a transition to a work less, earn less, buy
less, travel less, enjoy life more, lifestyle.
The globalists are shitting their pants because they are geared for
rising consumer consumption as a means to keep the plebs busy.
Governments are shitting themselves because they are geared for a rising
population and salary bank to raid to fund pensions, public sector
makeworks, and the NHS.
I'd invest in popcorn futures, if I were you..
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere,
diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
― Groucho Marx