The new countercultureBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1576 (Published 05 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1576
- Ike Iheanacho, editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
Many wouldn’t be seen dead in them—even with the incentives provided by rising inflation and the fallout from the collapse of the sub-prime loans market in the United States. Not even the “think of a number then double it” methods favoured by gas and electricity suppliers in raising their prices have persuaded diehards that it’s worth changing the habits of a lifetime by shopping at discount supermarkets.
For other people, though, outlets such as Aldi, Lidl, and Netto are an increasingly important lifeline. They are typified by their …