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by Whataday
Tue 07 Jan, 2020 02.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 77
Views: 16689

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

This totally passed me by until returning home today. The Liverpool Echo Arena is now called the M&S Bank Arena. Of all the brands to sponsor an arena, that would be the last one I'd have thought of. I wonder if they've got a big push for the brand planned now like they've done with their food. M&S...
by Whataday
Mon 23 Dec, 2019 15.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1671
Views: 312862

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

DJDave wrote:
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 22.56
I know people will say well the old Peacocks was overspending which maybe true
I don't think people thought they overspent. They were crippled with huge debt taken on during their management buyout but ran at an operating profit.
by Whataday
Sun 10 Nov, 2019 21.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1671
Views: 312862

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Yup, they're toast. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50309542 Blimey. In amongst all this, I missed the news that Mothercare sold the Early Learning Centre to The Entertainer earier this year - which is good because their own brand toys are generally pretty good. I think I'll maybe keep an eye o...
by Whataday
Fri 25 Oct, 2019 19.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8664
Views: 1061089

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Surprised at that.
by Whataday
Fri 25 Oct, 2019 18.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1679
Views: 399837

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

The Tesco Express I use with self service, you have to ask the cashier to give you a bag. An interesting quirk is that the security guard is allowed to go into the staff interface if there's a problem with the scales or if a customer wants to remove a product. Same at my local. Also the security gu...
by Whataday
Fri 25 Oct, 2019 18.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8664
Views: 1061089

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Gosh that Switched On was infuriating.

I saw 'was' because he'll be no doubt banned by the time most people see this.
by Whataday
Sun 20 Oct, 2019 22.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1679
Views: 399837

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

There doesn't seem to be any consistency when it comes to carrier bags on tills at Tesco Express stores in particular. Some days they're on a hook behind the tills so you have to ask for them and other days they're on the tills. It's not difficult to circulate baskets from a handful of tills to at l...
by Whataday
Sun 20 Oct, 2019 09.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1120
Views: 226134

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

On the subject of packing area dividers, I'm pretty sure this video shows a Tesco store with them:



The carrier bags suggest it's a Tesco anyway. The store itself looks very yellow like a Morrisons.
by Whataday
Sun 20 Oct, 2019 08.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1679
Views: 399837

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

In my local Tesco Metro the tills are so clustered together it's often difficult to see from the queue when one becomes available unless you're really trying hard to see (which of course most people don't). I'm amazed they don't number each till and have an automated call out system rather than havi...
by Whataday
Sat 19 Oct, 2019 23.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8664
Views: 1061089

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

What is JKDerry exactly? He writes these long posts where he seems to make out he knows what he's on about but it largely seems to be stuff he's read on TV Forum reworded into endless, repeating posts. You'd almost think he used to work in TV but I don't think he has and he's just making assumption...
by Whataday
Wed 18 Sep, 2019 12.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1120
Views: 226134

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

It's supposed to have a bigger range, because the stores are bigger than standard Icelands. In practice I'm not convinced that's actually the case though. No, the primary purpose is to sell bigger packs rather than more variety. This is probably why they attract large families that stand to save mo...