Jumbo supermarkets.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by Donnybrook » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:08 pm

I'm surprised they left it so long.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:15 pm

Santa Isabel was always a way in before an official Jumbo. No Jumbo here but you can see Jumbo labelled products at the local Santa Isabel. This is the same supermarket at the Mall anchored by Paris and Johnson up the street, part of the the Paris-Johnson-Santa Isabel-Jumbo complex
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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by katml412 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:29 am

Do you know where it will be located? I heard a rumor about Jumbo coming here from someone else, but didn't want to get too excited till it actually happens.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by katml412 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:16 am

http://impresa.elmercurio.com/MerMobile ... lementId=0

Google answered part of my question. :D

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by MJSaywell » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:41 am

Donnybrook wrote:I'm surprised they left it so long.
Me too, Osorno has had one for at least 4 years. Even Puerto Varas has a little tiny one, not really a proper Jumbo more a Jumbito

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by Britkid » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:42 pm

I was in one in Santiago the other day and they had 4 different variety of mushrooms include a shit-take one (or something like that) that I had ever seen before in Chile. I felt like I was in the US.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by Space Cat » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:33 pm

Hmm, shiitake can be found in any Lider or Unimarc. Too bad there are no enokitake mushrooms, they are good for salads.

Also nice peanut butter without hydrogenated oils sometimes disappears from Unimarc and Lider never has it. I hope Jumbo will fix this issue.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by Space Cat » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:15 pm

Gloria wrote:
Space Cat wrote:Hmm, shiitake can be found in any Lider or Unimarc. Too bad there are no enokitake mushrooms, they are good for salads.

Also nice peanut butter without hydrogenated oils sometimes disappears from Unimarc and Lider never has it. I hope Jumbo will fix this issue.
But you will find prune juice at Lider and we all know what's good for...
Haha, I didn't but just googled it out.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by john » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:25 pm

There is a good selection of food products in Tottus markets...they are quite similar to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods markets in California. Stopped by the one in Reñaca yesterday and they had a nice selection of imported food items from Tesco. We generally shop at Santa Isabel in Viña and occasionally at the Jumbo in Valparaíso.
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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by Space Cat » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:17 pm

john wrote:There is a good selection of food products in Tottus markets...they are quite similar to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods markets in California. Stopped by the one in Reñaca yesterday and they had a nice selection of imported food items from Tesco. We generally shop at Santa Isabel in Viña and occasionally at the Jumbo in Valparaíso.
It's not represented in the south as I can see on their site.

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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by HybridAmbassador » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:31 pm

john wrote:There is a good selection of food products in Tottus markets...they are quite similar to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods markets in California. Stopped by the one in Reñaca yesterday and they had a nice selection of imported food items from Tesco. We generally shop at Santa Isabel in Viña and occasionally at the Jumbo in Valparaíso.
Trader Joe's or Whole Foods
In order to house such nice brands but a bit pricy for the Chile taste bud?
Despite if in the states, always go to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's frequently for daily needs.

Don't remember well but in Santiasco, went a Syupa-ma-ket there. Why there are many armed in store guards ?
Laying wary eyes on shoppers? For a moment, thought I was in a bank !
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Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

Post by fraggle092 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:30 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote: Don't remember well but in Santiasco, went a Syupa-ma-ket there. Why there are many armed in store guards ?
Laying wary eyes on shoppers? For a moment, thought I was in a bank !
Because of the astronomical level of shoplifting, and also to stop (unpaid-for) in-store consumption of merchandise.
And of course to try to prevent the latest phenomenon: Turbazos

In Santiago 33 supermarkets have had to close this year because of the criminal activities they attract.

Trouble is that all the extra security has a cost, its the consumer who ends up paying for it..........
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