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by tillyoshea
Thu 18 Jul, 2024 13.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 841
Views: 441824

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The Gosforth one opened as M&S Simply Food, was rebranded to M&S Foodhall, and is now M&S Food… three brands, and it’s not even been open a decade.

And the online store finder still lists it as Gosforth Simply Food.
by tillyoshea
Mon 20 May, 2024 21.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2567
Views: 1247283

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I noted that an “Asda Supermarket” near me—the brand they used for former Netto stores which I guess are smaller than typical Asda stores—is now just an “Asda”. I’m not sure if that’s changed in all of them.
by tillyoshea
Fri 12 Apr, 2024 14.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 248
Views: 158031

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

Nationwide's press release about the Branch Promise said: The Promise ensures the Society is protecting branches and we will only close a branch when we absolutely need to, for example a lease expiry enforced by the landlord. They repeated that line when announcing the Virgin Money offer , specifyin...
by tillyoshea
Thu 14 Dec, 2023 09.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 535
Views: 155655

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

I’m especially enjoying the chat in the Gary Linekar thread about the “old days” when BBC stars were “responsible”, “innocent”, and “just focused on their industry and specialism”.

To which the suggested counterpoint is Lenny Henry, who had the temerity to establish Comic Relief.
by tillyoshea
Tue 05 Dec, 2023 08.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fragrances
Replies: 11
Views: 8207

Re: Fragrances

on the subject of fragrances, are the harrods beauty stores something elsewhere or just in Edinburgh? I thought it was the lessees from the debenhams beauty hall clubbing together to get a location in St James's Centre. I appreciate I could google but i didn't. so there. There are five of them: Lak...
by tillyoshea
Thu 02 Nov, 2023 23.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 20927

Re: The Technology Thread

I’ve still got an iPhone 11 I purchased in October 2019, and to be fair, it’s still really smooth and responsive, no cracks or major scratches, it’s in generally good shape… problem is battery health is now at 80% and if I’m somewhere where the signal isn’t great, it seems to die very quickly and o...
by tillyoshea
Sun 22 Oct, 2023 16.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2567
Views: 1247283

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Nationwide's new 'bragging about not closing branches' advert features its new logo. Gone is the serif typeface, now it's fine for the vogue of minimalist design. I really don't like it. Having it all lowercase doesn't strike me as formal, and the house icon is barely discernable. The negative spac...
by tillyoshea
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 12.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 248
Views: 158031

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

Jacket wrote: Sat 07 Oct, 2023 11.56
It wasn't a church but a "tall building to represent industry", according to their history page. https://www.nationwide.co.uk/about-us/our-history/
Well, blow me down with a feather!
by tillyoshea
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 12.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's going on with all this gender stuff?
Replies: 22
Views: 7622

Re: What's going on with all this gender stuff?

I'm perplexed by it, too. I'm continually baffled by the pretence that 'man' and 'woman' have a single, fixed meaning, even though we all use them ambiguously all the time. When I talk about man landing on the moon, or the chairman of a company, or the foreman on a building site, or 'that young woma...
by tillyoshea
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 08.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 248
Views: 158031

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

Nationwide have rebranded. Their old logo was dated but the new branding has got a very 90s feel. They’ve taken the heavily stylised church behind the house out of their logo. I think that would have attracted the ire of the right-wing press a decade ago, but I suspect even they won’t care these da...
by tillyoshea
Thu 10 Aug, 2023 16.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2161
Views: 926035

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I'm guessing the administrators must be reasonably confident someone buying all or most of it. It's safe to say the warning signs had been there, with some empty shelves for a while and the national lottery removing their terminals. Overall it's not a bad shop, and stuff seemed to be of a fairly re...