It would be a break with the wish of Gottlieb Duttweiler (1888-1962): At the next delegates’ meeting in November it will be discussed whether alcohol should be sold in Migros stores in the future. As the “SonntagsZeitung” reports, citing various sources, it is a “major concern of certain cooperative managers”.
But what do customers think about the lifting of the self-imposed ban on the sale of alcohol? The Blick community is divided.
“Migros robs itself of its identity”
“Dutti would turn around in his grave,” writes reader Peter Bucher in the discussion. “Migros has not been what it claims to be for a long time,” thinks Herbert Roll. According to Martin Kalt, the retailer would thereby give up its “unique selling proposition with a company history background”. It sounds similar in our Facebook community. “Jesus Christ, where have the values gone?” Asks Alessandra Kälin.
But it’s not even a matter of principle. Some readers fear that alcohol could drive other beloved products out of the range. Ultimately, the sales area is limited, as Ugo Pisello writes: “Then the proven and popular range of own brands will give way, but the overpriced branded products from multinationals like Nestlé will remain.” He also realizes that Migros could catch up with the competition by selling alcohol – “but it is robbing itself of its identity”.
“The Denner is next door anyway”
For part of our community, Migros’ alcohol sales ban is just a farce anyway. “Oh, Denner is usually right next door anyway,” writes Carmen Esch. The discounter has been part of Migros since 2007. And anyway: “Anyone who wants to buy alcohol just visits the shops that offer it,” believes Eva Betschart.
Ultimately, however, an alcohol-free range is simply no longer up-to-date. “The ban is old hat,” says almost half of the community in our voting. “Times have changed, that’s why Migros should do the same,” writes Hanspeter Schäu. Pesche Schlatter believes that Dutti’s rules have proven their worth for a long time, but should now be abolished: “We are in the 21st century, not in 1929.”
Published: 07/19/2021, 4:30 p.m.
Last updated: 07/19/2021, 6:13 pm