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by Square Eyes
Thu 06 Jun, 2019 22.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 386808

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

So these Tesco's where they've closed the fresh food counters, do they actually have any plans to do anything with this space?
by Square Eyes
Mon 10 Dec, 2018 22.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 186
Views: 20462

Re: Brexit

I think an election is the only way forward. Tories can stand on a manifesto that involves taking us out of the EU (led by a real Brexit leader), Labour can pledge to stay in. Whoever wins then has the mandate to proceed. Chance to put the arguments forward throughout the campaign and people to mak...
by Square Eyes
Fri 23 Nov, 2018 22.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 186
Views: 20462

Re: Brexit

Cameron offered the referendum to neutralise the effect that UKIP was having on the Conservative vote not just because of a few dissenting Euro Sceptic Tory MP's. And it worked in the short term as he won in 2015 with a majority. But it spectacularly backfired as what was entirely a Tory party probl...
by Square Eyes
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 00.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 386808

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Tesco are rolling out this 'Bulk Buys' section in 12 stores. Basically clearing out a section of the store for these cash & carry style offers with mega-sized boxes of Daz, boxes of Fairy Liquid, bags of 600 tea bags, mega multi-packs of crisps with 50 bags etc.... https://up.metropol247.co.uk/Squar...
by Square Eyes
Sun 23 Sep, 2018 23.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296956

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

House of Fraser have renegotiated rents, and so 20 stores announced for closure have been saved so far, they are : Altrincham, Aylesbury, Birkenhead, Camberley, Carlisle, Darlington, Doncaster, Grimsby, High Wycombe, Lincoln, London (Oxford Street), Middlesbrough, Plymouth, Skipton, Telford, Hudders...
by Square Eyes
Fri 10 Aug, 2018 22.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296956

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The plan appears to be for some House of Fraser stores to become 'Flannels'. The higher end brand of the Ashley empire.
by Square Eyes
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 22.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 33174

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Not really 'pre-ordering' that is it, more like 'pre-selection' given that the order isn't placed until you scan the QR code in the branch. I guess they don't take payment up front in the event they don't have something that you asked for. So really you are just placing the order in branch same as e...
by Square Eyes
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 01.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 33174

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Is the 'Argos-isation' / modernisation of McDonalds with touch screens and table service now nearing completion ? Or are there loads of old school ones still out there?
by Square Eyes
Wed 05 Jul, 2017 17.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 476197

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Which brands / chains do people think are crying out out for a change or a rebranding ? To me Boots is looking extremely tired and dated. The whole store concept requires a complete overhaul it doesn't seem to have evolved at all for well over a decade.
by Square Eyes
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 21.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 33174

The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Can we talk about McDonalds ? Feel free to talk about other fast food establishments but I think Metropol needs this thread. So I've had cause to frequent a few McD's since the rollout of this new self ordering kiosk & table service which appears to be nearing universal coverage. Hasn't the service ...