Lol @SashaGarrett! Given the theme of this thread I think it’s highly unlikely that Tesco’s will start stocking the heritage varieties of aubergine (although I wish they would). If the high yielding ones aren’t profitable enough for them then I can see more types of fruit and veg going down the same path. I wish I had an allotment and the time to get up there and grow some really nice veg, but I will have to wait for that
I’m forced to live in a town where Waitrose is the only alternative supermarket to Tescos and over the years I’ve noticed a pattern in the way they operate. They frequently discontinue products that are loved by a few people but not by the majority (smooth apricot jam for icing cakes, Colliers Cheddar, I can’t think of all of them because something disappears about once a month). If the people who normally buy them start buying a more profitable (often not as nice) alternative then the discontinued disappears. If they lose those sales completely then it magically reappears. It happens so often it can’t be a co-incidence.
As you can imagine, I don’t like being manipulated in this way and I have taken steps. I now make a weekly trip into town to go to a selection of independent shops and for the more supermarkety things I need I try to go to Lidl or Wilkinson. Parking is not convenient, but I’ll walk with my bags for at least a mile not to have to buy all of my shopping at Tesco’s.
This is why I’ve been enjoying commenting on this thread-because it’s nice to know I’m not actually paranoid and they are out to get you.
Love Sam x