Happy New Year and a quick follow-up to last month’s post on Tesco and other British supermarkets.
There do seem to be some bargains amongst the Tesco own brand products in U購select (and Vanguard*), including their basic cheese range (as pointed out by Private Beach in the comments), olive oil, nuts, and salad dressings. They also have low-sodium salt at a fraction of the price of the branded product in ParknShop.
So it’s certainly worth shopping around.
* U購select and CR Vanguard? No idea - it seems to be like that confusing fusion, Gourmet and International thing that ParknShop do. This Wikipedia article claims that around one third of products sold in U購select are from Tesco, which certainly doesn’t apply to all their stores.
Also, confirmation that Marks & Spencer is selling its Hong Kong stores:
The clothing and food chain is selling its stores in Hong Kong and Macau to its longstanding franchise partner in the region, Al-Futtaim, for an undisclosed sum. [The] 27 stores will keep the M&S name under a franchise arrangement, which leaves Dubai-based Al-Futtaim with 72 outlets under the brand across Asia and the Middle East.