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by rdobbie
Sat 10 Aug, 2019 06.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 210918

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

That's brilliant, thank you. I wonder if that store had literally just lost its Safeway branding at that point. They seemed to be doing a gradual conversion while keeping the store open, unlike the conversions on the mainland where they closed the stores for about a week to obliterate every trace o...
by rdobbie
Wed 07 Aug, 2019 04.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 210918

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

The header has made me feel nostalgic. Do these photos exist anywhere still? Yes! Successfully found buried away somewhere on my hard drive, and re-uploaded... https://up.metropol247.co.uk/rdobbie/IMG_1190.jpg https://up.metropol247.co.uk/rdobbie/IMG_1189.jpg https://up.metropol247.co.uk/rdobbie/IM...
by rdobbie
Thu 07 Mar, 2019 09.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1646
Views: 377158

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

The latter is a bit of a moot point, as Esso are switching to Nectar in June. Thanks, I wasn't aware of this. I see that it also means the end of the very long relationship between BP and Nectar (the BP logo appeared on the front of the first generation of Nectar cards). The link between collecting...
by rdobbie
Wed 06 Mar, 2019 12.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1646
Views: 377158

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

The latter is a bit of a moot point, as Esso are switching to Nectar in June. Thanks, I wasn't aware of this. I see that it also means the end of the very long relationship between BP and Nectar (the BP logo appeared on the front of the first generation of Nectar cards). The link between collecting...
by rdobbie
Fri 11 Jan, 2019 04.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ***THE OFFICIAL ALL NEW SAFEWAY THREAD***
Replies: 49
Views: 13266

Re: ***THE OFFICIAL ALL NEW SAFEWAY THREAD***

POS now all over McColl's...'Safeway, brought to you from Morrisons, only at McColl's'. Seems a bit confused. I thought the point of bringing back the Safeway brand was so Morrisons could operate as a wholesaler on the quiet without using their own brand outside of their own stores. If their brand ...
by rdobbie
Mon 24 Dec, 2018 05.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1591
Views: 284723

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

This photo, shamelessly stolen from a local Facebook group, shows the Bunnings in Walthamstow - as of this week, a Homebase again. https://up.metropol247.co.uk/thegeek/37728335_10215271963687102_451758953844441088_o.jpg I was in said Homebase today - last time I was there was before its brief sojou...
by rdobbie
Tue 27 Nov, 2018 04.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2248
Views: 460965

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Did anyone notice Poundstretchers did buy out part of Poundworld and along with Bargin buys name. I don't think they bought it, they just started using it. Interestingly it does not appear to have been trademarked until last month, when the administrators registered it . Poundstretcher then submitt...
by rdobbie
Sun 18 Nov, 2018 01.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 210918

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

The Folkestone branch has burnt down. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/2BFE/production/_104226211_image1.png https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-46136205 http://up.metropol247.co.uk/rdobbie/ZDSFR03Z48L9KLB3U0Q2.jpg The bulldozers moved in fast (credit: Kent Online). I found this p...
by rdobbie
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 01.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1646
Views: 377158

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

If Tesco seriously think they're going to claw back any of Aldi and Lidl's market share with this extremely basic half-arsed effort, they've got another thing coming. Looking at all the images posted today, Jack's seems to be based on the budget tin can retailer Aldi/Lidl/Netto of 15-20 years ago, o...
by rdobbie
Fri 10 Aug, 2018 23.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1591
Views: 284723

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Here we have my local Homebase before and after the Sep 2017 Bunnings conversion, and after last week's "conversion" back to a Homebase. Bunnings had the whole fascia painted in their red and green, which I assume they needed special permission for, as the whole retail park has a uniform light grey ...
by rdobbie
Fri 25 May, 2018 23.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1591
Views: 284723

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Mezzanines were removed? Yep, Bunnings removed the mezzanine from my Homebase in Sittingbourne when they converted it. It was used by Homebase for the kitchen and bathroom showroom areas. Strange decision to actually decrease the amount of trading space, especially as one of Bunnings' supposed adva...