A Russian supermarket opens in North Wales that claims to be cheaper than Aldi and Little – here you can expect it from the store.
Swedofor, founded in Siberia in 2009, trades under the name Mare in Europe and claims to be 30% cheaper than other discount supermarkets.
The Russian chain has 3,200 stores internationally, and since opening its first European Mere store in 2018, it is now trading in Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and more.
Suppliers are expected to deliver directly to the store, which will be approximately 10,000 square feet.
They are expected to sell fresh, cold and frozen ranges, as well as tins, drinks and confectionery.
Looking forward to the new store, we looked at what customers abroad have to say about the stores.
One reviewer said: “The big prices and the staff are very friendly. The choice is good, but there may be a little more. ”
Another said: “Like everyone else, I was very skeptical. We have tasted different ingredients, almost everything tastes good, good quality and shelf life, so you can not complain. ”
One shopkeeper said it was the “best store”, while another compared the store to an unmodified Aldi.
“The store has the charm of the unaltered Aldi. The choice is manageable, the prices are unbeatable. You cannot do weekly shopping here. The staff are friendly. The biggest drawback is that the price tag is often missing, ”they said.
One person added, “Even if you do not want to buy anything, somehow you will always find something” – something that many people can relate to while shopping for their favorite Aldi and Little.
However, they are criticized in reviews, mainly for how quickly the store size and range of products and offers change.
An annoyed shopkeeper said: “It is not worth going there. Very small and not enough choice. ”
Another said: “The prices are very good. However, the offer may change a lot. Some more room for improvement. ”
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“It may be very cheap out there, but the choice is limited, and you should see what is on offer. I went there without an idea.
Speaking to trade magazine The Grocer, Powell Antonovs said Murray prices would cut even the cheapest supermarkets.
Mr Antonovs said: “We have a gap in the market. We have no competitors.
“There is no service marketing like ours.”
Stores are expected to double as warehouses, with online pictures showing sites across Europe.
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