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by m-in-m
Sat 10 Oct, 2020 20.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 167629

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

It's a big difference between Sainsbury's and Morrisons - all the Morrisons counters are back open and have been for weeks. Our Sainsbury's has the pizza counter open and hot food. Three have been open a few weeks and we thought more of them might have by now. The cafe is open though it had no cust...
by m-in-m
Fri 02 Oct, 2020 22.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1672
Views: 490570

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

It'll be interesting to see how Asda unpicks itself from Walmart's infrastructure and influence. What happens to George? I hope it doesn't mean the end of Asda's very keen fuel pricing policy; for years they have consistently been a negative influence on fuel pricing in any area they serve. Walmart...
by m-in-m
Sun 27 Sep, 2020 21.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 253
Views: 32794

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

On a different matter - anyone else a little bit unsettled by how every business has decided that Zoom is an acceptable long term solution for meetings? If Zoom ever failed (even if only for a day) the consequences for business not getting done is rapidly becoming dire. I think the impact would dif...
by m-in-m
Sun 27 Sep, 2020 14.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 253
Views: 32794

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Pret skews middle class London based journalists pretty highly. See also the way every journalist spoke about Greggs sausage rolls as if they were from another planet, the last time they were in the news. Yes if they wanted to be less London centric they’d focus on Greggs rather than Pret, and prob...
by m-in-m
Fri 25 Sep, 2020 22.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1672
Views: 490570

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Free (selected) newspaper when you spend over £10
Free coffee (presumably suspended at present)
Half price cake offers in cafe
Additional discounts on some lines
by m-in-m
Thu 24 Sep, 2020 18.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1672
Views: 490570

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Waitrose is to merge their loyalty card scheme with John Lewis. https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/service-and-availability/john-lewis-and-waitrose-to-roll-out-joint-loyalty-scheme/648462.article?fbclid=IwAR21GdIxdzZN5Qgz11R5C_Anzlw0mpUcq_enxj8n4xORaOWg1eiXNnpGHSs I was confused by this because I thought ...
by m-in-m
Mon 21 Sep, 2020 20.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 167629

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I wouldn't be surprised if rent is paid to the parent company from 'Argos Limited' for those concessions. It's no different to commercial radio, where the local businesses that operate the licence pay fees to the larger company such as Global or Bauer, although it's the same overall business moving...
by m-in-m
Sun 20 Sep, 2020 07.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 167629

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Any idea how many Argos stores will never reopen? I was in Caernarfon and the store remains closed. There was still an unopened pallet of catalogues from January. Are the stores closed because they don't have sufficient staff to operate them, staff couldn't socially distance within them, to ease pre...
by m-in-m
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 19.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 167629

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

My local store had the same daft arrangement of a sign with plastic bags above. About a week later though they had been replaced with the new style bags.
by m-in-m
Sun 15 Sep, 2019 21.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 167629

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The SmartShop scanners that I have seen on a recent installation are released simply by pressing a Release Handset image on the scanner and then scanning the Nectar card from the handset.
by m-in-m
Sat 14 Sep, 2019 14.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 282939

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

m-in-m wrote: Wed 11 Sep, 2019 13.53 The Gibraltar refit continues. They seem to have some new freezers and are working on the new pizza counter. The checkout, cafe and bar are untouched.
I noticed today a sign saying works will be completed by December.