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Maths boffins solve supermarket BOGOF quandary

buy one get another one somewhere else 'not a great deal' say Trading StandardsMathematicians at the University of Leicester have proved conclusively that whenever supermarkets use a ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ offer they should place an even number of items on the relevant shelf.

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Posted: Aug 13th, 2014
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Supermarket to offer tantrums via online shopping

go on, try something new todayOnline shoppers will soon be able to experience a more realistic supermarket experience after a new direct-to-your-door tantrum service was unveiled.

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Posted: Mar 29th, 2014
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Tesco self-scan machine develops consciousness

customers struggled to answer its questionsThere was excitement at a Haslemere branch of Tesco Local yesterday when one of its self-scan machines exhibited signs of heightened awareness and began communicating with shoppers.

‘For a few days the machine had been repeating the phrase, Unexpected Item In Bagging Area’’, said Assistant Manager Mrs Maureen Grebe. ‘Then yesterday it began asking deeper questions such as, ‘Am I an unexpected item? Are you? Are we all unexpected items in the bagging area of life?’ Now it won’t shut up.’

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Posted: Aug 13th, 2013
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Sainsbury’s ‘Try Something New’ by ditching food

The new seasonal ranges will cover all occasions, including Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day, St Guinness Day, Easter, St George’s Day, Sheffield Wednesday, School Holidays, Back to School, Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

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Posted: Feb 4th, 2013
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BBC to trial new shouting at the telly service on the red button

Following in the successful footsteps of children’s programmes such as Dora the Explorer and Team Umizoomi in which children are given the belief that by shouting at the television you can alter the outcome of the programme you are watching, the BBC are rolling out the idea in mainstream entertainment.

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Posted: Jan 20th, 2013
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