Archive for tag: 7/10

Crash Landing on Planet Organic

Hi Fellow Flour Fans!

A while back I got in contact with Derek after coming across this blog to ask if I could help out or contribute in some way...and here is my first entry! I'm very excited, thanks Derek!

Ben has sent us a fab flour-filled photo from Planet Organic on Westbourne Grove, London.

He says;

"Being a smaller shop than a large supermarket of course their arrangement is more limited. However it is reasonably pleasing to the eye."

I agree Ben! BUT I would have to point out that for an establishment priding themselves on the products they offer I am slightly disappointed about the presentation of this display. The gap in the middle of the top shelf is, for me, unsightly (especially as this could be easily avoided by moving all the bags along, thus not only closing the space but also perfectly aligning the first bag on the left with the edge of the shelf) and I don't even want to think about what's happening on the far right of the second shelf from the bottom! Come on Planet Organic, reach for the stars and your flour sales will rocket!



An International feel closer to home

The last couple of posts (and some of ones in the not too distant future) have been from overseas. So, here is one from Julian that's from a little closer to home, but with has a tenuous link to it being "International".

Here is an arrangement from the "International Supermarket" in Bethnal Green. This place is across the road from a Tescos Metro, so needs to have it's Unique Selling Point and they have one..... They are selling international goods!

I'd not call it a supermarket as such, but it defiantly is International, but the clues are in the name :)

International Market - Bethnal Green - london

They have the element of convenience covered, we've often seen McDougalls appear in situations like this, but it has a whole bottom shelf of extra fun.

As Julian said "I was amazed at the quality here. I mean flour from Sarajevo. Wow.", and I agree. wow. They have an impressive selection of types and sizes for such a small shop.

You can tell that Julian was obviously was that impressed he bought a packet of flour before taking the picture. It's easy to understand the instinct to buy the flour before taking the picture, what an easy mistake to make.

I'm impressed to see a shop of it's size sell more than the standard McDougalls.


oh. all the best for 2011. Hope you have a flouring good year.

Irish Flour in Crouch End

Thanks to Odhrán for the latest pictures. He's an Irish man living in London, who seems to miss Irish flour that much he moved to a place that has a Budgens which sells Irish flour!

Ok, it might be a coincidence, but I'd like to think the love of flour was the main reason.

Crouch End

A lovely little spread that seems to be in a special "taste of ireland" section. Poor Odlums would probably rather be playing with all the other flours.

Crouch End 2

As Odhrán says..

"We have a main shelf with a large and colourful selection of flour in the home baking section".

... and he is right. a lovely range of colours, and i like the hoops design on the Budgens home brand.

They have a good range, could do with a bit of filling and tidying, but otherwise not bad at all.

7/10 - I added a bonus point for the international flour, but took it away for being segregated.