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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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Pippa ‘feasts’ offer hope to Britain’s squeezed middle

Britain’s beleaguered middle-class has received a timely boost from the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa with the launch by Waitrose of ‘Pippa’s Friday Night Feasts’ in the supermarket’s magazine ‘Waitrose Kitchen’.

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Posted: Feb 27th, 2013
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Horse food found in Waitrose luxury muesli

well, the French eat it...Tests carried out by reading the label on a packet of Waitrose luxury muesli have revealed that it contains a large percentage of horse food. As a result, all supermarkets are removing muesli products from their shelves ‘as a precautionary measure’.

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Posted: Feb 13th, 2013
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Record winning bid on tomato at Waitrose

‘We are seeing considerable growth in the market at the moment’ said auctioneer Brendan Southgate, ‘This particular tomato has some bruising damage from the vine twig, but as many owners are ‘distressing’ their soft fruit for a vintage look, it only added to the saleabiltiy.’

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Posted: Nov 2nd, 2012
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Royal Jubilee engagements causing backlog of unopened supermarkets

Tesco and Sainsbury’s have led angry calls for the Royal Family to ‘stop fannying about for the Jubilee’

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Posted: Jun 1st, 2012
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