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Old Jan 11th 2014, 5:51 pm
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
I think I might have sorted out the Mercadona screen confusion.

With the old system there were in fact no screens. Firstly you had to find your product on a set of pictures above. When you had found it you touched it and wasted a few seconds wondering why the ticket didn't come out. After several seconds you realised that what you were supposed to do was hit a button on keyboard below with a number that corresponded to the one on the picture above. You wasted a few more seconds by glancing over your shoulder to make sure nobody has seen your foolish mistake. You turn back to hit the right key but of course in your confusion you have forgotten which number it was and have to search for it again on the picture board. All very confusing and time consuming.

The new system is far simpler and quicker. You do indeed have to touch the screen twice. First, you have to choose between Fruit and Vegetables. This might confuse some I suppose, especially as they are not actually correct about which is which. You then have to choose your product. This I find quite easy as there are far fewer on each screen than previously.

I find the new system far superior.
Yet still not so quick and simple as the Consum system which has been in use for yonks.
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Old Jan 11th 2014, 6:55 pm
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by jackytoo View Post
...and to think that in another thread people are hinting about Spain being a forward thinking country
Is there anything backward thinking in allowing everyone regardless of age, race,income language etc to choose the quantity and quality of their own fruit and veg. And even giving them the option to put it back if it comes out too expensive? You Lol too quickly, without ever thinking of others needs 'ms Too'
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Old Jan 11th 2014, 8:00 pm
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You can actually do that in waitrose...should you feel the need...get over yourself. Anyone else passes through checkout rapidly.
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Old Jan 11th 2014, 10:32 pm
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by HBG View Post
I love the new Mercadona system, it gives you the illusion that you're in charge. Lidl's vegetables are better but it's a cold-hearted place without soul, as is Aldi.
You're better off getting your sole or plaice at the fish monger!
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Old Jan 11th 2014, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by jackytoo View Post
You can actually do that in waitrose...should you feel the need...get over yourself. Anyone else passes through checkout rapidly.
Really? There's a Waitrose in Spain? And would my rural neighbours choose that over Mercadonna for price anyway?
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Old Jan 12th 2014, 8:00 am
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
You're better off getting your sole or plaice at the fish monger!
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Old Jan 12th 2014, 8:36 am
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
You're better off getting your sole or plaice at the fish monger!
lidl and Aldi don't have an in-store fishmonger, unlike Mercadona. That's why they're soulless, sole less places.

Lidl do tins of delicious herring in red pepper and mustard sauce and thousands of calories.
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Old Jan 12th 2014, 8:59 am
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by HBG View Post
lidl and Aldi don't have an in-store fishmonger, unlike Mercadona. That's why they're soulless, sole less places.

Lidl do tins of delicious herring in red pepper and mustard sauce and thousands of calories.
Oddly, the Lidl at Palmones does have an in-store fishmonger but it's the only one I've seen.
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Old Jan 12th 2014, 7:06 pm
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by HBG View Post
lidl and Aldi don't have an in-store fishmonger, unlike Mercadona. That's why they're soulless, sole less places.
I've always found Mercadona to be soulless in it's own way.

Sort of shallow have a nice day phoney American style friendliness combined with big sell.

I find more genuine and sincere friendly approach in many of the others, except of course the two you mention.
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Old Jan 15th 2014, 10:30 am
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

So as for the "Fruits" having the seed on the outside, which fruit has the seeds on the outside?
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Old Jan 15th 2014, 10:32 am
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Sorry about that--Should have been as "fruits" have the seeds on the inside, which fruit has the seeds on the outside
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Old Jan 15th 2014, 10:37 am
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Sorry should have been----So "fruits" have the seeds on the inside, which fruit has the seeds on the outside?
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Old Jan 15th 2014, 10:46 am
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by stuart from barnsley View Post
Sorry should have been----So "fruits" have the seeds on the inside, which fruit has the seeds on the outside?
I'm assuming you are talking about the strawberry? Technically the "seeds" are the fruiting part of the strawberry as the fleshy part doesn't come from the ovary like other fruits. It's a pseudo fruit or accessory fruit.
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Default Re: What's a fruit?

Originally Posted by olivefarmer View Post
All part of improving the customer experience.

Technically they are "fruits" as the seeds are inside. Same goes for cucumbers, squash, green beans and walnuts.

Perhaps they ought to have two machines.

One for Botanists and one for housewives.
so on that principle that makes peas a fruit
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Old Jan 15th 2014, 5:12 pm
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so on that principle that makes peas a fruit
Correct - botanically.
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