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This is Me

6/18/2010 7:34:49 AM
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Superstore Hours

I was at superstore yesterday and noticed that their hours are changing just like sobey's. 6 am til midnight and sunday 12-5. I also heard that Sobey's is going 24/7 starting in July. Are our lives that busy that we need to shop at all hours and times of day. Pretty soon they will be classified as convenient stores and not grocery stores. I think this shopping til midnight or even after is out of this world anybody else have any opions on it. I do know onw thing is that it is creating some jobs if anything.

 
 
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Lisa

6/18/2010 7:42:22 AM
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I love it!

With work and family there is not often a convenient time to go shopping in a day. I find myself running in and just grabbing stuff with out thinking of cost or needs. Now that I can go after the day is done I am able to relax and think about my purchases. When we lived in Toronto we ONLY shopped at the 24 hour grocery store. We paid a little more but it was always a better experience to shop after midnight and since moving home we have often said how we miss 24 hour shopping.

Opinionated

6/18/2010 7:46:45 AM
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Shift workers

There are a lot of shift workers in this city that can benefit from more flexible shopping hours. I don't think they would do it if there wasn't a demand for it. I'm not a shift worker, but I do take advantage of 24 hour hours when they are available as I prefer to shop when it's more quiet. And yes, it will also create jobs if these places go 24 hours, which is always a good thing.

beautiful_n_tenacious

6/18/2010 7:47:00 AM
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i love it

shopping before 8am and after 10 pm is great!

Fondue

6/18/2010 8:13:59 AM
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Why not

The question is: Why not?  
Why wait this long? There is no harm to opening that long. It's not like they are going to increase the prices at those stores.  
Maybe it is just a trial run.

Crash

6/18/2010 8:37:18 AM
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Apr 2006
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suprised it took this long

I am amazed it took this long for grocery stores to move to 24 hours Superstore is staffed 24 hours a day, so why not make money by leaving a till open

AlaskaStars

6/18/2010 9:16:55 AM
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Jan 2010
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Love it!

I get frustrated easily when grocery shopping.. People who just stop in the middle of the aisle, slow walkers etc: ..I know it's MY problem but I just can't help getting annoyed!  
 
So, being able to go to Sobeys later in the evening/night around 11pm or later makes me that much happier and has turned me into a faithful Sobey's customer.

...Miss...

6/18/2010 9:21:01 AM
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Demand,

There must be demand for it... I also think it's a great idea, if you run out of milk late at night you can go to sobeys and grab a jug of milk and pay $4 or you would of had to run to sev and pay $7.... Just my opinion.

my view is.....

6/18/2010 9:28:33 AM
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i do

think its a great thing to do!! I love to go later..hardly busy...sometimes shelves are pretty empty, but if i go to superstore just after work the shelves are bare then too!!

TV Gal

6/18/2010 9:42:36 AM
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...

Any time a business has had a midnight madness or other such 24hour event it was absolutely DEAD all night long. If you do chose to shop in the dead of night be prepared to have to be served by grumpy people, wait or not have some services available (pharmacy for example) and manoeuvre around pallets of stock being put out. Pffft, I've worked shift hours and managed to get all shopping done either before or after work without difficulty. Its called planning and organization.  
 
Just glad I'm not retail anymore.

Shopgirl

6/18/2010 11:05:16 AM
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Mar 2010
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24 hours !

Superstore hours are from 6am to 11pm Mon - Sat and 12 to 6 on Sundays , can customers really not find time to shop within that time span ? 24 hours is Not creating new jobs , they just stretch out the staff they alresdy have ! It is a huge security risk for the staff ,at Christmas when they opened for 24 hours they had OBO secutity as they only schedual one cahier to work the night .They averaged 20 -30 shoppers for the 11pm to 7am time frame and keep in mind at least 50% of that was Christmas shopping , and another 20-30% was drunks or shoplifters , so do we really need to shop 24 hours a day ! Come on people keep it real ! Everyone has family and does not want to be available to work 24 hours !

Eyeball

6/18/2010 11:18:21 AM
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I

wish there was a 24 hr pharmacy, I can't count the number of times I had to wait(often in agony) to get a script filled.

Khakz

6/18/2010 11:26:30 AM
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Apr 2005
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Superstore

Most stores across the country are doing 6 am til 11 pm as of now. I cannot see Sobeys doing 24 hours at BOTH locations, as there is no demand for it. I can see the big store going 24 hours, though.  
 
For anyone who is interested, Winnipeg currently has 24-hour Wal-Marts at McPhillips, Regent, and Empress. They are currently the ONLY 3 24-hour Wal-Marts left in Western Canada, and are test sites for the 24-hour format.

Laurie0769

6/18/2010 11:38:00 AM
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Mar 2010
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24/7?

In my opinion, everybody that thinks that Superstore staying open 24/7 isnt thinking about cleanliness or the families of the people that clean the store. My commom-law partner cleans the floors at Superstore and do you know when he does that? At night. How is he supposed to get his job done properly when there are always people there? To me I like walking into a store thats clean, with clean washrooms. If the store stays open 24/7 would that mean that he would have to be there 24/7? Im pretty sure that myself and my family like having him at home once in awhile. To the people that shop after hours, won't that run you down? Running to the store after you give your kids a bath and read them a story, do the dishes, clean the house and then have to go shopping? In our busy lives, Im pretty sure we should be fitting in the grocery shopping during the day when we can take the kids and teach them about being shop thrifty and how to pick out the right fruit and meat. Hey but thats just my opinion.

Opinionated

6/18/2010 11:42:43 AM
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Agreed

  
marlene said "wish there was a 24 hr pharmacy, I can't count the number of times I had to wait(often in agony) to get a script filled. "

I think Brandon could really use a 24 hr pharmacy. I've left emerg after midnight with prescription in hand, unable to fill it. It especially sucks when its a prescription for pain relief and you have to wait several hours to fill it and find relief.

Opinionated

6/18/2010 11:46:03 AM
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May 2009
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But

  
TV Gal said "Any time a business has had a midnight madness or other such 24hour event it was absolutely DEAD all night long. If you do chose to shop in the dead of night be prepared to have to be served by grumpy people, wait or not have some services available (pharmacy for example) and manoeuvre around pallets of stock being put out. Pffft, I've worked shift hours and managed to get all shopping done either before or after work without difficulty. Its called planning and organization.  
 
Just glad I'm not retail anymore. "

if you shop there during the day, you must be prepared to be served by grumpy people, wait, manoevre around pallets of stock, and the droves of people who think skinny aisles full of food are a place to catch up with old friends.  
 
I can plan and organize just fine, but prefer to do my shopping when it's quiet and not busy. I plan to do my shopping during the late hours as it fits my needs.

Bob Sacamano

6/18/2010 12:14:04 PM
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Mar 2008
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Sounds great!

i've gone to sobey's late at night but I regularly shop at superstore, so that works great for me. As for being served by grumpy night workers, who gets "served" by anyone at superstore anyway. The only person that "serves" me is the person at the checkout who scans my grocery's and takes my money, I could care less what kind of mood they are in. I'll be in a good mood when I don't have to be annoyed by the crowds of slow moving people socializing throughout the store.

Farm Girl

6/18/2010 12:37:11 PM
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Jul 2008
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Brooks, AB

I lived there in 1997 and the grocery stores were open 24/7. It was great and I found the stores not as busy. Yes times are changing here in Brandon.

*Mittens*

6/18/2010 12:42:55 PM
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Mar 2008
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What about people that work shift work....

Or people like taxi drivers, who can get their stuff done in the middle of the night. And I agree, going th the ER and then needing to get a prescription filled, it sucks waiting till 8am. Or if you are pregnant and have a middle of the night craving. Or getting your kids christmas presents, these all work for having a 24 hour store.

mowigu

6/18/2010 1:50:55 PM
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Aug 2005
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???

  
Laurie0769 said "In my opinion, everybody that thinks that Superstore staying open 24/7 isnt thinking about cleanliness or the families of the people that clean the store. My commom-law partner cleans the floors at Superstore and do you know when he does that? At night. How is he supposed to get his job done properly when there are always people there? To me I like walking into a store thats clean, with clean washrooms. If the store stays open 24/7 would that mean that he would have to be there 24/7? Im pretty sure that myself and my family like having him at home once in awhile. To the people that shop after hours, won't that run you down? Running to the store after you give your kids a bath and read them a story, do the dishes, clean the house and then have to go shopping? In our busy lives, Im pretty sure we should be fitting in the grocery shopping during the day when we can take the kids and teach them about being shop thrifty and how to pick out the right fruit and meat. Hey but thats just my opinion. "

This is a confusing post......are you saying that the cleaning company that your partner works for would force him to stay & work 24/7?  
 
I would bet that he can clean the floors as best he can, among shoppers, then go home after a shift. If he's being forced to work longer, then he should be making lots of $$$ or there's labour laws being broken.

Caroline

6/18/2010 2:01:03 PM
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Dec 2006
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sooooo...

  
Laurie0769 said "In my opinion, everybody that thinks that Superstore staying open 24/7 isnt thinking about cleanliness or the families of the people that clean the store. My commom-law partner cleans the floors at Superstore and do you know when he does that? At night. How is he supposed to get his job done properly when there are always people there? To me I like walking into a store thats clean, with clean washrooms. If the store stays open 24/7 would that mean that he would have to be there 24/7? Im pretty sure that myself and my family like having him at home once in awhile. To the people that shop after hours, won't that run you down? Running to the store after you give your kids a bath and read them a story, do the dishes, clean the house and then have to go shopping? In our busy lives, Im pretty sure we should be fitting in the grocery shopping during the day when we can take the kids and teach them about being shop thrifty and how to pick out the right fruit and meat. Hey but thats just my opinion. "

when Walmart, Superstore,Mark's etc stay open 24/6 in December, are you saying that the stores don't get cleaned because they're open??? They would all be pretty nasty looking if no one cleaned them. Chances are very good that the traffic count would be relatively low at 2am as opposed to 2pm... so cleaning the floors and bathrooms shouldn't be a traumatic episode lol.  
 
And, furthermore ... my children are grown and I'm pretty sure they can bathe themselves and I know they can read .... so I should be free to shop at 3am according to your thinking

lori h

6/18/2010 10:22:13 PM
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Jul 2008
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24/7 store hours

i do not see the need for this at all . even people working shift work can go between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm.  
maybe if some of you had to work that midnight shift you would not be saying its a great idea

unbreakable1

6/18/2010 10:52:48 PM
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Jun 2005
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..

I also don't see a real urgent need for a 24/7 store in Brandon. Just manage your time wisely and plan ahead. I know people who do work the graveyard shift and get their groceries, pay the bills and have a life etc. during the day. I know somebody who works 50 hour per week (and more at times) working day and night and is on call if absolutely needed! In addition to work, the person is taking online courses and does some volunteering If that one person I know can work insane hours, get their groceries, pay their bills during the day and be in a good health, so can everybody else.  

Bradsk

6/18/2010 11:10:48 PM
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Jun 2010
Total posts:36
try it ....

you'll love not waiting in line for 30 minutes on a Sat. afternoon. I'd rather be having a few "cold one's" vs looking at the back of someone's head

nissan fan

6/18/2010 11:17:55 PM
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May 2009
Total posts:612
i agree with lori

those hours are fine for all shift workers the stores do not need to be open 24/7.I used to work nites and I can see the advantage of going right after nights to get stuff. Before we had to wait until 9 to go and by that time after a 12 hr night you are too gorked.With them opening at 6 or7 you can still get what you need beforegoing unconscious lol


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