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by WillPS
Thu 24 Sep, 2020 10.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 161459

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

all new Phil wrote:
Wed 23 Sep, 2020 12.26
That might be common but it’s nothing like the Sainsburys / Argos setup.
You seem very sure of this somehow...

As it happens, I think the intention is for Argos to operate like any department within Sainsburys - they are some way away from that though.
by WillPS
Tue 22 Sep, 2020 06.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 161459

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Not sure I’m following this logic. It’s owned by Sainsburys. It’s as likely to pay rent as the deli counter. It's about cost centres. Same reason BBC Studios end up paying BBC Studioworks to rent a studio for a programme to be shown on BBC One. All of those BBC operations are part of the BBC, but e...
by WillPS
Thu 17 Sep, 2020 09.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1718
Views: 407603

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Waitrose are closing four stores, with the fifth in Wolverhampton being sold to Tesco with staff moving across. https://www.standard.co.uk/business/waitrose-job-cuts-shuts-four-uk-stores-john-lewis-a4548726.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1600265229 I think the most interesting th...
by WillPS
Thu 20 Aug, 2020 12.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1718
Views: 407603

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Argos 'hub' stores are currently staying where they are, regardless of proximity to Sainsbury's. (These are typically out-of-town retail parks, and would have been manned throughout lockdown even if they were not open.) Other stores in areas without a JS nearby are likely to keep their standalone Ar...
by WillPS
Tue 18 Aug, 2020 06.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 601584

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Yepp my bad. Could you sort it Pete ?
by WillPS
Sun 16 Aug, 2020 11.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 601584

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Looks like Debenhams is preparing to close down now: https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... iquidation
by WillPS
Sun 09 Aug, 2020 09.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 601584

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I feel sorry for the graphic designers who had to deliver that.
by WillPS
Mon 03 Aug, 2020 11.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 601584

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

It all feels a lot like the aborted Frankie & Benny's rebrand.
by WillPS
Tue 28 Jul, 2020 21.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 601584

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

cwathen wrote:
Tue 28 Jul, 2020 21.11
Based on your criteria, the only way the new offering is worse than Travelodge is lack of a Tassimo machine. They generally also have no aircon, but they do universally provide both glasses and a bin.
Show your working.
by WillPS
Mon 27 Jul, 2020 20.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2256
Views: 601584

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Funny that. Until last year I really liked the Village brand, I felt you got a lot for your money even if the hotels lacked air con - they were n a good step up from Premier Inn for not a lot more money. Then they took the Tassimo machines out. Then they took the glasses out (because guests can drin...
by WillPS
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 22.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Intu takeover called off
Replies: 39
Views: 11589

Re: Intu takeover called off

What's going to happen to the Broadmarsh now? Is it going to stay as a half-demolished shell that you now have to take a long detour around to get to and from the train station, or are they going to actually do something about it? After BHS closed and Argos moved into a Sainsbury's a couple of mile...