Supermarket Wars

Everybody's favourite time of year is fast approaching, and this year promises to be even more exciting than normal with Asda saying that we are in for "the most competitive Christmas of the decade".

Whoopee! I can hardly wait. Tesco claims it will save its customers more than GBP250 million in pre-Christmas offers, whilst Asda said it would save its customers a total of £150 million before the big day.

They don't disclose exactly how much of those 'savings' will be passed directly onto their suppliers, but my guess is all GBP400 million of it.

I'd settle for just being served by somebody normal, without any personal hygiene problems and who isn't dribbling into my shopping as they whisk it across the conveyor belt.