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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2019, 12:03:43 am »

...after a quick look at the prices of the pasties in the underpass, I suddenly didn't feel all that hungry any more.

You have more willpower than me; I can't pass the shop in the underpass without investing in a veggie pastie, they just smell soooo good! - highlight of my day, and worth every penny! YMMV!
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2019, 09:43:46 am »

Rental fees for commercial space at stations are higher thann the high street, and they need to be paid for unfortunately - ditto airports. Premium space attracts higher rents.

The only national chain that doesn't seem to up their prices - certainly on food & drink - is Boots, where the same prices & offers (241s etc) are found at stations as in the high street. I guess their rents are all poled & national pricing covers these in total.

Of course, shops like M&S in stations are concessions,not run by the chain (SSP in M&S case) & thus can't pool their rents with their high street rents, hence charging more than M&S high street outlets.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2019, 10:22:47 am »

Some companies, (fast food for example) charge exactly the same whether in the station or out. But I get the impression that shops with offers outside (241s etc) often do not in stations/motorway services etc. I avoid trying to buy snacks at stations, preferring to get something much cheaper just outside. But to be fair, I imagine they pay very rents for space in a station which has be covered somehow.

My own strategy for long journeys. For shorter ones, it's "Don't eat".

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