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Woolworths, like other corporations, the obscenely rich, and powerful lobby groups (for whom the state and federal governments now appear to be a mouthpiece) might be surprised to learn that, when people have the power of choice, they’ll actually exercise it.

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  1. I shouldn’t be too happy about Aldi. Have you ever been in one? Long, long queues with one check-out operator dealing with large families seeking to save a few cents on some items. I’ve never found Aldi that cheap apart from ‘come hither’ specials, and certainly not interested in the long wait if I only want a couple of items..

    I’ll stick with Coles and Woolies thanks, where plastic bags are supplied for those of us who don’t chuck them in the ocean but re-cycle them in various ways, from picking up dog poo to carrying kids’ wet clothes and as kitchen rubbish bags. If we didn’t get them free we’d just have to buy them!


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