Shopping in Britain When you want to buy something you go to a shop or market. To buy food in Britain people usually go to baker’s, to the butcher’s, to the sweet shop or to the greengrocer’s. At the dairy’s you can buy dairy products like milk or cream. But nowadays supermarkets become more and more popular. They use the self-service system. It means you walk round the shop and choose what you want. You can use trolleys. At the exit you pay for all your goods at the cashier. If you are a traveller in Britain, you should know some popular shops and supermarkets. Sainsbury’s are very big supermarkets. They are for richer people who want to do shopping once a week or even once a month. Tesco supermarkets are leaders too. But they sell goods at cheaper prices. The British usually buy food in supermarkets once a week. If you go shopping in Britain it’s important to know that most shops open at 9.00 am and stay open all day till 6.00 pm. Some are open 24 hours a day. Don’t forget that the British use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ a lot.