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Topic # 222965 5-Sep-2017 18:43
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Hi


 


Ive been told by local stores (Rolleston) new world supermarket and count down that


they no longer will supplie AIM original toothpaste which I used for 20 years


and find better then its newer flavours...


 


that they cant get it anymore as not enough demand for it. although its still made.


 


its like big brands taking over? telling customers too bad pick a new big brand


product instead?


 


cant find any online store that sells it either


 


but plenty in australia.


 


also ENO.. lemon is only one can buy and its reacts with me.. and like the original only


been trying to source it out my way for over 1 year now.


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  Reply # 1859179 5-Sep-2017 18:45
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Hah, so it's not just me! I'm down to my last tube :(




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  Reply # 1859182 5-Sep-2017 18:54
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f it.. I lost my post cos of a bad word s0h1itiT all that typing vanished

 

 

 

I hate censorship cos **(*(*(*&

 

 

 

anyhow was same for pepsimax for a while out here.. always ran out or never stock yet 3 rows of coke cola

 

and in front of isles

 

 

 

I see can buy online in aus.. 3 pack.. dam good idea! cheaper too. but paying postage.. stupid

 

time to stock a box in cupboard? espc with NK?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1859191 5-Sep-2017 18:58
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It's just toothpaste. Just switch to another brand. You'll get over it.


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  Reply # 1859192 5-Sep-2017 19:00
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My pick would be it's either been de-ranged due to poor sales or the distributor has pulled it from NZ. Have you asked them?

 

I've never liked the taste of AIM. I always found it funny that a toothpaste needed to have an artificial sweetener in it!

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1859193 5-Sep-2017 19:02
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Ive tried other brands.. also its too sticky and wont work with my dispenser on wall

 

 

 

nothing makes my teeth smooth like aim original

 

 

 

why get over.. give in to big brands.. f off.

 

 

 

if more people emailed in to local stores and complain.. change would happen


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  Reply # 1859195 5-Sep-2017 19:07
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kiwigeek1:

 

 

 

if more people emailed in to local stores and complain.. change would happen

 

 

It really depends why the product has been removed. If it's been de-ranged from the store or from the DC then emailing a store isn't going to do anything.

 

At the end of the day supermarkets have finite shelf space - they can't carry every product in existence, and ranging decisions need to be made for products if they are a poor seller. Without knowing the reason why this product was removed it's very difficult to comment further.

 

 




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  Reply # 1859198 5-Sep-2017 19:14
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theres always a cop out... shelf space what a crock

 

people have been programmed by the system and big money now days

 

 

 

seems no one has a proper answer then.  or where can get it other then sensible australia


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  Reply # 1859199 5-Sep-2017 19:20
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kiwigeek1:

 

theres always a cop out... shelf space what a crock

 

people have been programmed by the system and big money now days

 

 

 

seems no one has a proper answer then.  or where can get it other then sensible australia

 

 

As somebody who spent 30 years of my life in the supermarket industry I'd strongly disagree.

 

I'm guessing you haven't done the obvious thing and called Pental to ask what's happening?

 

 


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  Reply # 1859200 5-Sep-2017 19:23
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Logic would say they were no longer making money therefore pulled. No profit no product 





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  Reply # 1859201 5-Sep-2017 19:24
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I have emailed them yes waiting their reply from aus

 

 

 

https://www.productreview.com.au/p/aim-toothpaste.html


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  Reply # 1859202 5-Sep-2017 19:28
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kiwigeek1:

 

Ive tried other brands.. also its too sticky and wont work with my dispenser on wall

 

 

 

nothing makes my teeth smooth like aim original 

 

 

 

why get over.. give in to big brands.. f off.

 

 

 

if more people emailed in to local stores and complain.. change would happen

 

 

 

 

I suspect that technology/chemistry has improved over the years - have you even tried?

 

Protest all you like but you can't buy what isn't available...and I seriously doubt a few hundred (if you are lucky) emails or a petition will make a jittery-jot of difference.  

 

"Give in to the big brands"? - products change over time, I doubt it's a world conspiracy to deprive you of your favourite toothpaste.  You're taking the mickey...aren't you??  

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1859203 5-Sep-2017 19:34
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scuwp:

 

 

 

"Give in to the big brands"? - products change over time, I doubt it's a world conspiracy to deprive you of your favourite toothpaste.  You're taking the mickey...aren't you??  

 

 

 

Aim may not be a big 'brand' but Pental are a huge player in the FMCG space with Sunlight, Lux and Janola just to name a few.

 

 


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I often think to myself "Why do I even bother visiting Geekzone?" and then I stumble on a thread like this and I'm mad for doubting myself.


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  Reply # 1859209 5-Sep-2017 19:55
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Re OP

 

I buy my toothpaste from Amazon because they don't stock it in NZ. It costs less even after shipping.




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  Reply # 1859217 5-Sep-2017 20:19
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Aim-Toothpaste-Original-Value-3-Pack-Dental-Oral-Care-Toothpaste-/322668424853?epid=1424778355&hash=item4b20896e95:g:JBgAAOSwCCVZqbu7

 

 

 

but dont say about NZ posting.. but its going to cost more with postage

 

 

 

if they can stock mint one.. why not original.. they always did.. Im sure im not the only have notice

 

and peed off about it


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