Tag Archives: Svalbardbutikken

Security alert: Svalbardbutikken warns about e-mails, messages seeking personal data for fake contests, surveys

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Customers at Svalbardbutikken and other members of the Coop supermarket chain are being targeted by a scheme involving e-mails and text messages claiming to be surveys or contest-winner announcements that request personal data.

“These fraud reports often ask you to give credit card and account information,” a message posted on Svalbardbutikken’s Facebook page notes.

“Coop will never request such information by e-mail or SMS. If you have received such a message, we ask you to delete the message and not to tap any of the links in the message.
If you have provided information after receiving a fraudulent notice and are experiencing withdrawal of funds from an account and/or getting credit/personal information, we recommend that you block your bank card and report the matter.”

Random weirdness for the week of April 17, 2018

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Well, the governor did issue a warning last week about photographing polar bears. And sure enough, this was definitely a “don’t get too close” moment for a group participating in a recent outdoor photography class.

March makeover: Free beauty care, but no more cheap ‘red-tag’ produce; here’s what’s up with all the changes at Svalbardbutikken

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Shoppers seeking sardines are searching the aisles, those seeking staples may no longer be able to make a connection and devotees of the sad-looking – but immensely popular among students and others – “red-tag” blemished produce are being denied entirely.

A lot of lights: Svalbardbutikken proposes redesigned parking area with LED markers for car, taxi and bus spaces

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Svalbardbutikken has no problem with an eye-catching distraction in front of its store. They’re just prefer it not be a competing supermarket.

Doomsday scenarios: Impending collision with Planet X, ‘flooded’ seed vault, toilet paper famine among Svalbard’s 10 strangest stories of 2017

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“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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We feel safe saying after 2017 we’re now living in an alternate universe.

HUNGER GAMES: Svalbardbutikken expansion, proposed Rema 1000 may see face-to-face concrete turf war

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Longyearbyen’s only major supermarket is expected to get a major facelift and expansion beginning next year – and if a potential competitor has its way it may be tougher for folks to see those changes.

Steal-A-Meal: Living on ‘stolen’ bread crusts, cheese and waffles? It’s possible. Here’s the next-best legal thing

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A week’s worth of thick-cut oats and raisins: 33 kroner. A week’s worth of tomato/pasta soup and bread: 32 kroner. A week’s worth of spaghetti, jars of marinara and pesto sauce, and brussels sprouts hey, they’re now haute cuisine when they’re roasted): 51 kroner.

Or, if that’s too extravagant, just buy one of those five-kilogram bags of jasmine rice for 40 kroner and indulge in a healthy third-world diet for a month.

And if even that is too profligate, there’s always the crusts and other stray pieces of fresh bread people leave behind in the slicer.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 23, 2017

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Svalbardbutikken hires new staff due to empty shelves
Svalbardbutikken is hiring two additional managers to help keep goods in stock after the going through months of empty shelves in various parts of the store.

Wiped out? Svalbardbutikken increases prices, runs out of toilet paper; figuring out why reveals more madess

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A packet of salmon fillets costing about 40 kroner a few weeks ago now costs more than 70. A whole frozen chicken selling for about 50 kroner now costs more than 90. And for a couple of days you couldn’t buy toilet paper at any price.

Boxed out: Stormy weather disrupts flights, ships for two weeks; mailboxes, grocery shelves largely empty

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If visitors arriving for Polarjazz (or whatever) this week feel the shelves at the supermarket are a little thinly stocked, it’s a bountiful harvest compared to what’s been available much of the past two weeks.