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by WillPS
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 13.54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 98
Views: 4648

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Interesting that M&S have gone down that route, but Sainsbury's haven't - not only is the clothes section still open, but it is being actively stocked and merchandised. Some retailers are interpreting their status as an essential business to mean they can sell anything they want as long as they als...
by WillPS
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 22.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1628
Views: 331261

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Martin Phillp wrote:
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 17.30
Whatever you may think of Mike Ashley, those stores would be better in his hands than the current Debenhams management.
Better in what sense?
by WillPS
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 14.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1082
Views: 235238

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

Interesting they haven't got on the fake brands bandwagon... I'd have thought they'd have most to gain from such a rebrand as they could distribute them via their Safeway wholesale operation.
by WillPS
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 14.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1628
Views: 331261

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

JAS84 wrote:
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 18.50
Debenhams are in trouble
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52110985
It continues to amaze me that it's believed there is a profitable business there. The stores are dire, even the best ones.
by WillPS
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 23.12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1609
Views: 414833

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Sainsbury's recently launched the replacement brands for Basics. House 247 is the new budget brand for household products. This follows Stamford St for some food products. are any of the House 247 things likely to be colisted in argos tho? I noticed their homeware had became simply Home and had bot...
by WillPS
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 20.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1609
Views: 414833

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

all new Phil wrote:
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 20.35
I bought a Be Good To Yourself ready meal the other day and I was surprised at the lack of any Sainsburys branding on it. Are the House 247 things the same?
Yepp, like the brands at Tesco.

The only indication is in the contact details on the reverse of the packaging.
by WillPS
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 19.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1609
Views: 414833

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Martin Phillp wrote:
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 19.21
Sainsbury's recently launched the replacement brands for Basics. House 247 is the new budget brand for household products. This follows Stamford St for some food products.
This started years ago. I think the produce and fresh products were the first to change.
by WillPS
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 14.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 98
Views: 4648

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Has anyone had the virus then, or think they have? I've been out of action most of this week - heavy cold/mild flu symptoms mostly, plus a slightly weird feeling against my lungs. I'm not certain I have a temperature - the only thermometer I have was giving me readings of ~36 when I felt like might ...
by WillPS
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 11.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1628
Views: 331261

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Carluccio's next: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/carluccios-set-to-file-for-administration-amid-coronavirus-shutdown Not a massive surprise. I'd presumed Frankie & Benny's would be up against it too but I'm guessing since The Restaurant Group have done their announcement I guess they'...
by WillPS
Thu 26 Mar, 2020 20.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1628
Views: 331261

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Most Chiquito restaurants will not reopen:
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/chiqu ... 32909.html
by WillPS
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 17.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 98
Views: 4648

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Subway have "authorised franchise owners to close" too.