Unwins provides UK amateur gardeners seeds and so much more for their patches of growing heaven. The Company's breeding work continues, especially in sweet peas, and it has the largest annual trial of sweet peas anywhere in the world. Even this chain of shops (as of 2019) uses plastic in their packaging, especially for fertilizers and composts, some of which may end up on beaches and in rivers where it may be washed out to sea to join millions of tons of floating plastic in five gyres.
SUPERMARKET and RESTAURANT LINKS :
Aldi - Discount supermarket chain Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands and the USA.
Aldi (UK) (discount supermarket chain) This UK site includes details of current weekly special offers (with an option to subscribe to a free email newsletter), store locations and new additions to the range of regular products.
Alldays (UK convenience store chain)
Asda (UK supermarket chain) This UK supermarket chain was originally established by Associated Dairies, hence the name, but recently taken over by Wal-Mart.
Auchan (hypermarket chain) This hypermarket chain is based in France but also has a few stores in other countries, including the USA.
Big W (UK hypermarket chain) Part of Woolworths, with similar store layout and range of good to the US KMart, Pamida, ShopKo, Wal-Mart, etc.
British Home Stores (BHS) (UK department store chain)
Budgens (UK supermarket chain)
Burger King (UK) - Includes a restaurant locator current special offers.
Carrefour (supermarket chain) This supermarket chain is based in France but also has a large number of stores in several other European countries and other parts of the world.
Co-Op Stores (UK) (UK retail chain) This site covers the UK Co-op's supermarkets and other shops. There are separate Co-op organisations in some other European countries.
CostCo (UK division of the US membership warehouse retail chain)
Farmfoods (UK supermarket chain) This chain sells mainly but by no means exclusively frozen food.
Iceland (UK supermarket chain)
Harry Ramsden's Fish And Chips Includes details of menu items and locations.
John Lewis Partnership (UK department store chain)
Kaufhof (German department store chain)
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) (UK) This site includes details of menu items.
Kwik Save (UK supermarket chain) A few years ago the Kwik Save chain was purchased by Somerfield.
Lidl (Germany) (European deep discount supermarket chain)
Lidl (UK) (European deep discount supermarket chain) Includes details of store locations, weekly specials, price reductions and a facility to subscribe to a weekly specials email newsletter.
Littlewoods (UK department store chain)
Londis (UK supermarket chain)
Makro (UK hypermarket chain) This chain is part of the German Metro group, a "cash and carry" for trade customers only. However, in practice it is very nearly a normal shop at normal proces.
Marks And Spencer (UK department store chain)
McDonald's (UK) - Fast food chain
Migros (Swiss supermarket/hypermarket chain)
Netto (UK) (discount supermarket chain) Includes details of locations and current special offers, and links to Netto sites in other countries featuring 'Smart Shopping'. By taking a no frills approach and cutting out all those unnecessary extras, we can offer you premium quality at the lowest prices in Britain. By only paying for what you want and nothing else we can give today’s busy customer a different and fresh alternative to grocery shopping. And most importantly of all, save you time and money, every day of every week.
Poundland (UK discount retail chain) All items in Poundland shops cost £1.
QD Stores (UK discount retail chain)
Range, The (UK retail chain) This chain has a small number of large stores with a layout similar to K-Mart and Wal-Mart, but UK prices.
Safeway (UK supermarket chain) Most of Safeway's 479 supermarkets in Britain have now been acquired by Morrison's, hence may be re-branded.
Sainsbury's (UK supermarket chain)
Somerfield (UK supermarket chain)
WH Smith (UK retail chain) - WH Smiths sells books, magazines, stationary items.
Spar (UK) (European convenience store chain) - This is Spar's UK site.
Spar (International) - This site covers Spar's operations in all countries.
Subway (UK) - The Subway submarine sandwich chain has 150 locations in UK & Ireland
Superdrug (UK retail chain) Superdrug is primarily a chemist.
Tesco (UK supermarket chain)
Upim (Italian department store chain)
Waitrose (UK supermarket chain) Part of the John Lewis organisation.
Wimpy's (UK fast food restaurant chain) Includes details of menu items and a restaurant locator, but no prices.
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Solar Cola - a healthier alternative
A number of supermarket chains produce their own cola drinks which they display with some prominence. They also stock the leading brands. However, do they stock smaller label brands in the spirit of fair competition? Do they have a fair trade policy?
If you fancy trying a different cola, a cola with more in it, more healthy ingredients, a cola company that cares about the environment - that actually supports environmental projects, you're in luck. But does your supermarket stock Solar Cola yet?
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