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Old 14-11-2014, 01:56 PM   #31
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Does anybody know what the profit is on this £1 bar of Chocolate?
My cynical curiosity is getting the better of me and Sainsburys don't seem able to publish this figure.
I couldn't give you an exact figure but speaking from someone inside of it there is a fair mark up on it to say the least.
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Old 14-11-2014, 01:58 PM   #32
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Does anybody know what the profit is on this £1 bar of Chocolate?
My cynical curiosity is getting the better of me and Sainsburys don't seem able to publish this figure.
This is a very good question.......I also cynically suspect the 'cost' will be loaded with marketing/HQ/design/advert/Corporate expenses so the profit passed to RBL will be pretty low....despite the direct product costs being very low.
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Old 14-11-2014, 02:00 PM   #33
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Does anybody know what the profit is on this £1 bar of Chocolate?
My cynical curiosity is getting the better of me and Sainsburys don't seem able to publish this figure.
It's 50p

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I must admit, i can't understand when people go on about the kids of today not understanding war etc.

I'm 45 and i don't think we did anything at school regarding the war. History was all about the Romans and Medieval Castles and so on.

When my kids were at primary school, they did a study of life during the war and this included a day where they had to dress in 1940's clothes and visit the underground training bunker, spending the day in role play.

At comp school they now have "Modern History" which included the study of the rise and fall of Hitler, the genocide of the Jews and WW1 & WW2. So much so that both my kids (now 16 & 14) now more about the developments and atrocities (factually) than i do.

I don't believe kids are having the wool pulled over their eyes by the likes of the Sainsburys advert. My kids have seen Saving private Ryan and the opening part for them was quite mind blowing, especially when i explained it was probably just like it, if not worse, and imagine you were there seeing all your mates die in front of you. When i was a kid, the war was all about Clint Eastwood, James Coburn, Richard Burton and the like, stories about stealing paintings and escaping from Colditz. I think in all honesty that my generation is the one that has, until recently, been shielded from the true atrocities.
That's exactly what I did at Secondary School for GCSEs. All about WWI, WWII, Cold War with the Cuban Missile Crisis, the USSR and the war in 'naaaaaaaam....

Egypt, Romans etc was all covered in primary school
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Old 14-11-2014, 02:46 PM   #34
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Thank you for that Asonda, where did you find that info? I've searched the web without success.
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Thank you for that Asonda, where did you find that info? I've searched the web without success.
It's on a few sites like Radio Times etc.

Got family and friends who work there too They have 'Huddles' where staff who want to, attends brief meetings throughout the day and get told profit/loss for the store etc and any national news is fed down to them.
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that sainsburys christmas advert...............

I think this advert is pretty cack to be honest. Forget all the money raising and cinematography and donations to charity, because all that does is mask what was a horrendous, brutal war and dresses it up as a bloodless, cheesy advert about a retro designed chocolate bar. I mean seriously...were taking a truely horrific war where 40 million died and commercialising it with a supermarket brand.

Can you imagine how you'd feel if the poppies at the Tower of London had a neon tesco sign above it or if in years to come the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were filmed using actors passing chocolate to each other before the buildings collapse, naff idea right.

It's naff, bad taste and id rather see sainsburys just make a donation to the rbl on behalf of every valued customer they have rather than make an advert saying look, we did cool cinema showing the war, and we're launching a retro chocolate to boot. Come in store and buy it and we'll donate money to the cause of what you've just seen.

Monty the penguin wins my vote for Christmas. I'll also be donating to the rbl, whilst I eat chocolate bought from morrisons cos I'm multi supportive like that

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Old 16-11-2014, 07:50 PM   #37
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Completely agree.

As an aside, went into Sainsburys yesterday, I would have thought they might have had the choccie bar prominently displayed, didn't see it at all.
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I heard its tastes rubbish too. But hey, it's from a cool advert and a teeny donation goes to rbl and I can also facebook my wrapper to show how on trend I am. What a joke. I'd rather just give £5 direct to rbl. It'll be more than the donation from the chocolate bar and if my grandparents ever saw my wrapper and asked why I had it, I think I'd be embarrassed to say why.
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Old 16-11-2014, 08:15 PM   #39
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So just dont buy it or boycott sainsburys altogether.
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Old 16-11-2014, 10:29 PM   #40
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The whole price of the bar goes stright to charity
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