從我們之前介紹過常見的超級市場，我們將在這篇中介紹大眾化、獨特和網上超市，以及英國一些常見的 Corner shops 街角商店。
Follow up from our previous supermarket article, in this post we will be introducing the discount, exclusive and online supermarkets, as well as some common corner shops in the UK.
Founded: 1946 Essen, Germary
Headquarters: Essen, Germany
Number of stores in UK: 890
Aldi 是歐洲，包括英國，的一間受歡迎的平價連鎖超市。它於1990年在英國伯明翰 (Birmingham) 開設了第一間超市，目前英國擁有890多間 Aldi。它是僅次於 Morrisons 的第五大超市！
Aldi is a popular discount supermarket chain in Europe including the UK. It opened its first UK store in 1990, in Birmingham, now has over 890 stores. It is the fifth largest supermarket after Morrisons!
Most of their own-brand products are cheaper than the bigger chains, but the quality fluctuates. They also provide branded goods but has limited stocks.
There’s a famous “middle aisle” in Aldi where they sell some special products, for example ski equipment, toaster, helmet, storage box etc.
Most stores are usually smaller, more compact, with no self-checkout tills.
Some are located in the outskirt of town/city with parking
Some are located in city centre
No Loyalty Scheme
Home delivery (Free standard delivery for over £30)
CollectPlus: Click and Collect
Super 6 – 每兩週提供六種減價的新鮮水果和蔬菜 ( Offers six different discount fresh fruits and vegetables every two weeks )
Super Weekly – 每周會提供減價肉類 ( Discount meats every week )
Most stores have no self-checkout
(Pronunciation: Lee-dl 呢度)
Founded: 1930 in Germany
Headquarters: Neckarsulm, Germany
Number of stores in UK: 800
Lidl是一家德國超市，格式與 Aldi 非常相似，而且價錢都比其他超市便宜得多。
“每週精選Pick of the Week” : 每週都會有某些特價產品
“賣哂就冇㗎啦When is gone, is gone”: 有一有產品（有自家品牌或大品牌）只會入一次貨，所以賣晒就冇!
買滿 £100，送 £2 coupon
買滿 £200，送 £10 coupon
Lidl is a German supermarket and is very similar to Aldi with great prices and tends to be much cheaper than all the other supermarket.
Lidl’s bakery is amazing – definitely recommend trying their croissants (only 37p)!
‘Pick of the Week’: every week certain products would be extremely discounted
‘When is gone, is gone’: range of products (own brand or big brands) only has limited stocks.
XX Food Festival: Special products including food, snacks, beers, beverages, sauces etc from certain countries. For example, German, Spanish, Greek, Scottish, Asian, Eastern European, etc.
Membership: Lidl Plus
Spend £100 in store gets £2 coupon
Spend £200 in store gets £10 coupon
Coupons with discounts (x% off)
No home delivery services at the moment
Headquarters: Deeside, Wales
Number of stores: 1000+ (2020)
Iceland 重於賣急凍食品和急凍即食食品 (frozen ready meals)，新鮮食品 (新鮮水果蔬菜、肉和牛奶、鹽、糖、粟米片、雞蛋和麵包)、家居用品（例如廁紙、清潔產品、洗衣粉）和零食（例如 朱古力、糖、薯片）。
Iceland 既有各大品牌，也有自家品牌的產品。自家品牌的產品是不含棕櫚油，品質優良。 Iceland 的市場定位在大眾化價格水平還時常提供各種優惠。
增值 £20可免費獲得 £1
Iceland has an emphasise on the sales of frozen food, frozen ready meals, groceries (e.g. fresh vegetables, meats and milk, salt, sugar, cornflakes, eggs and bread), household products (e.g. tissue, cleaning products, laundry powder) and snacks (e.g. chocolate, sweets, crisps). Iceland have both big brands and their own brand products.
Their own brand products are palm oil free and quality is good. Iceland sets its market in the discounted range and often have good deals on.
Membership: Bonus Card
Add £20 onto the bonus card get £1 free to spend
Exclusive member deals
Free next day delivery: minimum £35
Whole Foods Market
Founded: 1980 Texas, USA
Headquarters: Austin, Texas, USA
Number of stores in UK: 7
Whole Foods Market 是一間美國跨國連鎖超市，提供高級食品和商品。 它於2017年被亞馬遜 (Amazon) 收購。在英國共有7間商店，所有商店都在倫敦（Kensington, Clapham Junction, Fulham, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, Richmond and Stoke Newington）。
Whole Foods 有一個獨特的賣點，專攻優質的有機和健康產品，但是當然所有產品都很貴。即使是在其他超市找到的相同品牌，價格也較貴。
通常它們的商店擺設非常整齊，提供各種新鮮有機產品，從水果、蔬菜和肉類等到純素食、無麩質和無乳製品。它們還通過 Amazon Fresh 為客戶提供送貨服務。
Whole Foods Market is an American multinational chain supermarket, which offers luxury foods and goods. It was acquired by Amazon in 2017. There are a total of 7 stores in the UK, and all stores are in London (Kensington, Clapham Junction, Fulham, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, Richmond and Stoke Newington ).
Whole Foods has a unique selling point that specialises in premium organic and healthy products, but of course everything are expensive. Even the same branded products, where you can find in other major supermarkets, are more expensive.
Their stores are usually very tidy with a good range of fresh organic products from fruits, vegetables and meats, to vegan, gluten and dairy free products. They also provide home delivery services for customers through Amazon Fresh.
Location: Knightsbridge, London
Harrdos 是英國著名高級百貨公司，位於倫敦的武士橋 (Knightsbridge)。 Harrods Food Hall 可以購買各式各樣的産品，包括獨家品牌和自家品牌產品。Harrods市場定位在高價格位置。在Harrods可以買到一些在普通超市中很少見的產品。
Harrdos is a well-known UK luxury department store based in Knightsbridge in London. Harrods food hall have both exlusive and own brand products available to purchase. Some products are not often seen in common supermarkets would be available in Harrods. The price is set at the higher end.
Ordering food online is also avaliable, especailly during COVID time.
Harrods Food Emproium including:
1) Harrods Food Halls 食堂
2) Harrods Fresh Market 新鮮市場:
Fruit and Juice 水果和果汁部
Fish and Seafood 魚和海鮮檔
Food to go 三文治外賣
The Rotisserie (fresh roasted chicken) 燒雞部
Eggs and Dairy 雞蛋和奶製品部
Cheese and Charcuterie 芝士和涷熟肉部
3) Roastery and Bake Hall
Tea Tailor 配茶部
Celebration Cakes 蛋糕部
Coffee and Roastery 烘焙咖啡部
The Coffee Bar 咖啡吧
4) Fine Wine and Spirits 酒
5) Dining Hall 餐廳食堂
6) Confectionary and Chocolate 糖果和朱古力
Founded: 1983 Seattle, USA
Headquarters: Issaquah, Washington, USA
Number of stores in UK: 29
Costco is a popular U.S. wholesale brand, as they provide members with high-quality branded products at the lowest price. At first, it only provided services to small businesses, and later also provide memberships to non-corporate individual members.
Costco opened their first UK store in 1993, and there are currently 29 Costco around the UK, except Northern Ireland. All Costco stores require an annual membership fee in order to enter and uses their petrol stations.
Costco has its own brand called “Kirkland” and generally is cheaper than other branded products. Some prices do not always include VAT, so watch out! Most items must be bought in bulk, so it is beneficial to large families or business owners.
Membership fees (November 2020)
Online Only: £15 annual
Individual Member: £33.60 annual (Offers to current or retired employees of select employment professions, https://www.costco.co.uk/membership-individual-requirements )
Trade Membership: £26.40 annual (Offers for business owners and managers, https://www.costco.co.uk/membership-trade-requirements )
All membership cards will have a photo for identification: you can bring two guests with you on each shopping trip.
Food Court (similar to Ikea food court)
Hot dog with free refillable drink: £1.50
Pizza slice: £1.85
Jacket potato with a choice of fillings: £1.50
Petrol Station: Some stores have petrol station with lower prices to other supermarket petrol stations (only accept card payment).
Founded: 2000 Headquarters: Hatfield, England
Ocado 是一間英國的網上雜貨超市，沒有實體店。10年來，Ocado 與 Waitrose 結為夥伴，但Marks ＆ Spencer 最近購買了 Ocado 50％股份，因此，到2020年9月，所有在 Ocado 賣的 Waitrose 產品都將被 M＆S 產品取代。
目前，Ocado 是唯一一間使用機器人來執貨和包裝的網上超市。它提供多種品牌的產品，從新鮮肉和魚到洗髮水等等。Ocado 還擁有自家品牌，種類繁多從家用必需品到有機水果和蔬菜。
目前 Ocado 的送貨地區覆蓋英格蘭、威爾士和北愛爾蘭的大部分地區，但蘇格蘭除外。
Ocado 將你的購物清單與 Tesco 進行比較，如果你 Ocado 購物籃的價格不低於 Tesco，那麼Ocado會自動向你發送優惠券，以支付差價商品。
送貨費用：£2.99-£6.99 或 某些訂單滿75英鎊可免費送貨
Ocado is a British online grocery supermarket with no physical branch. For 10 years, Ocado has been partnered with Waitrose, but Marks & Spencer recently bought a 50% share of Ocado. Therefore, as of Sept 2020, all Waitrose products sold on Ocado are replaced by M&S products.
Ocado is the only online grocer uses robots to pick and pack people’s shopping. It delivers a large variety of products from various brands, from fresh meat and fish to shampoo. Ocado has its own-label range of products from household necessity to organic fruit and veg.
The current Ocado’s delivery area covers most of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, except Scotland.
Ocado compare your shopping against Tesco, if your basket doesn’t costs the same or less, then Ocado will automatically send you a voucher for more than the difference.
Home delivery (Minimum order: £40)
Cost of delivery: £2.99-£6.99 or free with spend over £75 for certain orders)
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
Amazon Fresh 是一間網上送貨超市，僅適用於 Amazon Prime 會員。它與 Whole Foods、Morrisons、當地商店和市場以及其他品牌合作，提供多種產品。Amazon 也有自家品牌產品。Amazon Fresh 最近於 2021 年在倫敦各地推出實體店，目前在英國擁有約 18 家商店。
與其他超市相比（除了 Aldi 和 Lidl），Amazon fresh 是最便宜。目前僅在倫敦和英國東南部提供送貨服務。
Amazon Prime 會員
下載電影和電視劇，包括 Amazon Originals
送貨費用：£3.99-6.99 或 消費滿 £40 可免費送貨
Amazon Fresh is an online grocery delivery service available to Amazon Prime members. It has partnered with Whole Foods, Morrisons, and local shops and markets, as well as other brands to supply a diverse selection of products. Amazon came out cheapest when compared to other supermarkets, exclude Aldi and Lidl. Its delivery service is currently only available in London and the South East of UK. Amazon Fresh recently introducing their physical stores around the London in 2021 and now has around 18 stores in the UK.
Amazon Prime Membership
30-days free trial
£7.99 per month (cancel anytime)
Prime members benefits:
Unlimited premium delivery
Stream or download movies and TV series including Amazon Originals
Prime Reading: eBooks, magazines, comics etc
London and South East of England
Home delivery (Minimum order: £15)
Cost of delivery: £3.99-6.99 or free with spend over £40
Same-day delivery and next-day delivery
Abel and Cole
Headquarters: Wimbledon, London
Abel and Cole 是一間英國的網上送貨超市，專門提供當地農場和麵包的有機新鮮食品，並使用可循環再用的紙皮箱送貨到你家門口。它還提供家用必需品以及一些品牌產品。它們的有機產品比其他超市的有機食品約便宜20％。
有機蔬菜箱（£10-15 有 10-15個產品）
送貨費用：£1.50 或 消費滿80英鎊可免費送貨
Abel and Cole is an online grocery delivery service that specialise in organic fresh foods from local farmers, makers and bakers, and delivering them in reusable cardboard boxes. It also provides household staples as well as some branded products. Their organic products are around 20% cheaper than other supermarkets’ organic foods.
Enjoy 50% off on your 1st and 4th box
The 3 common types of organic food boxes:
Organic vegetable delivery (£10-15 for 10-15 items)
Organic meat delivery (around £30)
Organic fruit delivery (£10)
How it works?
Choose your weekly box
After you have chosen your box, you are allowed to choose certain products that you don’t want to receive.
Add your essentials
Deliver to your doorstep
Home delivery (Minimum order: £12)
Cost of delivery: £1.50 or free with spend over £80
Corner Shops (Convenience Stores)
在英國，我們都稱便利店 (convenience stores) 為 corner shops，因為這些便利店通常位於大街 (high street)上或轉角位。Corner shops 也會通常在火車站和巴士站旁邊，機場裹面和在油站裹面。
有一些 corner shops 是自家家庭式營運 ，也有一些是連鎖或專營權便利店。請注意，並非所有的 corner shops 都是24小時營業。
In the UK, we call convenience stores as corner shops as this type of shop normally located on the high street or ‘just round the corner’ within the neighbourhood. Corner shops are also commonly seen next to train and bus stations, inside airports and in petrol stations.
There are some corner shops which are run independently by families and some are chain or franchised shops. Please keep in mine that not all corner shops runs 24 hours.
Apart from supermarkets, there are also many farmers’ markets all around the UK. We will introduce farmers’ markets in our future post. Please wait patiently :)