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Title: Free food
Post by: lucgeo on 11-02-18, 07:39AM
Has anyone benefitted from this new initiative ???

We have the fridge etc.....all set up, but as yet I am to see anything in it ???

How does this work in your store? Who do you pay if it's a token payment of 1p? I am a day worker, so is the food just going in the fridge at the end of the day, from unsold shopfloor reductions at midnight?? If so, is this going to cause more arguments between day V's nights :o :o

Title: Re: Free food
Post by: fatboy on 11-02-18, 08:24AM
The items are available to buy between 9pm & 11:45pm only. You can only purchase them before a shift, after a shift or during your break so the majority of colleagues won't get a look in. All the items have a 1p reduced sticker on so you just take them to the tills as usual. Must admit though, in our store we also have a fridge set up but I have never seen anything in it. The only things I have ever seen are bakery products.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: dairyfresh on 11-02-18, 08:33AM
our store closes at 10 so we reduce at about half 9 to 1p and tray up and take it to the last checkout so any staff can look and buy as all staff finish at about half 10, as they'd have all had there breaks then it gets wasted at 10. 
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: RubyRed on 11-02-18, 08:44AM
We have things in the fridge and ambient cage. I think it’s great that the night team get to benefit from it as they usually don’t.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: lackofinterest on 11-02-18, 11:43AM
Who cares!! 8-). if customers and charities don't want it, why should I want the c**p ???
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: londoner83 on 11-02-18, 01:12PM
It's a good idea but if you have good reductions routines and 7 days charity coverage what goes in it really isn't a lot and will be things no one wants.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: Son_of_gabriel on 11-02-18, 11:44PM
The idea is after food donation reject it. The staff get the offer of buying it. The shop should open 9.30pm till shop close. Any staff can come in to store at 9.30pm to buy, not just the staff that are on shift. Note this is in express.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: weebee on 12-02-18, 02:48AM
Total waste of time, what i have seen so far is not worth the walk to the checkout, as for giving to charity thats a hit or miss if they decide to turn up
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: spike_pkh on 12-02-18, 09:48AM
Some great stuff in my store. Bought my lunch most nights for a few pennies
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: Weed on 12-02-18, 10:57AM
Took the stuff for nothing. Not walking to checkouts for sake of a penny.

Title: Re: Free food
Post by: StinkyPoo on 12-02-18, 12:35PM
Our bargains are available 9:45-10:15, then they get thrown away. Managed to get a few bits. Bakery items are not allowed at the moment as created problems with their waste/production figures, or something like that!
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: JL on 12-02-18, 02:55PM
Took the stuff for nothing. Not walking to checkouts for sake of a penny.

 :thumbup: It is just a waste of labels and man hours and creates congestion at the tills which customers don't like.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: madness on 12-02-18, 05:45PM
Took the stuff for nothing. Not walking to checkouts for sake of a penny.

 :thumbup: It is just a waste of labels and man hours and creates congestion at the tills which customers don't like.

Are you serious? Because it needs to go through the till to count as stock leaving the building for stock levels.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: Weed on 12-02-18, 05:50PM
 ;D ^
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: LPBB on 16-02-18, 06:22PM
This is a good idea but as usual we are at the back of the queue for any goodies!! It should be available in this order 1.Staff 2.Customers 3. Charities  :thumbup: :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: stockrotateman on 16-02-18, 06:50PM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: just curious on 16-02-18, 11:14PM
Took the stuff for nothing. Not walking to checkouts for sake of a penny.


Taking the  " Stuff "  for nothing not only causes book stock errors due to items not being scanned out of the building as sold - it also leaves you open for instant dismissal due to miss appropriation of stock - Theft  8-) 8-) !!! , it can be frowned upon and seen as gross miss conduct even if they are only penny items . You really want to loose your job for a few pennies ?.  :-X :-X
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: alf on 17-02-18, 12:27AM
He's just giving it big on an anonymous forum, I wouldn't pay it any attention.
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: LiveMyLife on 17-02-18, 03:22AM
Ours has been okay to be honest, quite good stuff in there although I haven't bought anything as I really can't be bothered to go back in and pay for it, just want to leave and go home lol.

Lots of bread stuff, the odd birthday cake or two, muffins, loafs of bread... the fresh food selection is pretty good too the times I have been there, lot of it is from the cooked meats aisle but still... it's basically free so...
Title: Re: Free food
Post by: Weed on 17-02-18, 08:06AM
He's just giving it big on an anonymous forum, I wouldn't pay it any attention.

 ;D spot