Buying Power of Family & Friends

When we buy our daily groceries from the local supermarket we often get charged 30-40% more than the reasonable expected price.  We are so unaware of this that we have come to accept that a loaf of bread should be £1.50-£2 ...etc. Strangely enough whenever we travel abroad, even if only to France and Spain we find that food is often better quality, larger quantities and lower cost.

It is very frustrating to think that we are being charged so much more, often for less.  Is the problem that food suppliers are overcharging the UK? Nope! The truth of the matter is that the supermarkets we know are in essence nothing but middle-men making a cut on what we buy.  

Long ago we would have had much more of a togetherness and a whole family would have shared a larder and bought in bulk.

Some would say that those days are gone, but in truth you only have to ask a local Pakistani or Indian family to know that they're not.  The power of bulk buying is greater than ever in this time and if we come together as families to buy food we too can make great savings on what we buy.

Many of my friends from the Asian communities have memberships with wholesalers such as CostCo, Best buy...etc.  Memberships are cheap and the savings to be made are immense.  So next time you're going shopping, take your daughters and sons, uncles, aunts and grandkids, cousins, friends...etc and start saving 30-40% and sometimes more! Families and friends working together empowers the individual with identity and gives every consumer better buying power.

p.s. Even if a wholesaler requires you to have a company, registration of a limited company costs £15 on the Companies House website.  You can register a company such as, "The White Family Ltd." and you will be issued a certificate of registration which entitles you to membership at more fussy wholesalers.  Just remember to register your company as dormant and meet any requirements of the registration...all quite simple to be honest.

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