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by Critique
Sat 05 Oct, 2019 08.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 116536

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Apologies if I've missed it being mentioned already but Sainsbury's have been pushing Nectar (using the updated branding) heavily in stores this week, and with a new app too. Interestingly, the app provides a barcode to scan your card in-store (much like Tesco has done with Clubcard for AGES), and t...
by Critique
Mon 05 Aug, 2019 22.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 116536

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Is it just me or are pretty much all Sainsbury's Local stores looking tired and a bit unloved these days? Unlike Tesco I've not really seen many attempts to refit stores beyond the kit they got when they opened, and as a result there's a right old mix of shopfronts around - a ex-Central store near m...
by Critique
Fri 31 May, 2019 21.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 116536

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

New look for Taste the Difference https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/own-label/sainsburys-taste-the-difference-gets-brand-revamp/593875.article Not very often it happens but we broke this before The Grocer did! Looks like a Taste the Difference rebrand is imminent: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/Critique/2C...
by Critique
Sun 12 May, 2019 17.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 116536

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Looks like a Taste the Difference rebrand is imminent: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/Critique/2CA82CEF-AC18-4E58-A48D-41A943B6CF9E.jpeg In my excitement at a 'scoop' I only took a photo of the logo and not the wider box...! Looks quite nice but I do wonder if it suffers from the same issue that the o...
by Critique
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 00.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8633
Views: 1015900

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Crikey, not every day a long-time member has the banhammer wielded on them! I sort of don't believe it's permanent - I suppose there was that weird spat where he was going round berating other members without good reason but I didn't think that would lead to his demise!
by Critique
Thu 25 Apr, 2019 21.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8633
Views: 1015900

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Very quickly deleted by the mods but quite a revealing slip of the mask from the user 'Newsroom' tonight, after Cando joked that Newsroom might fancy the BBC's Ben Thompson... I believe Newsroom called Cando a moron in reply and questioned why ON EARTH Cando would suggest he was gay! Just a little i...
by Critique
Thu 25 Apr, 2019 18.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 116536

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Sainsbury's stores in general seem to be much more tired in general IMO. Locals seem to get their original fit-out and then are left as-is for a very long time - have seen plenty of old fascias knocking about (although this is true too, albeit to a lesser extent I think, for Tesco) and inside stores...
by Critique
Sun 14 Apr, 2019 23.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 383329

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

I still find the voice on the Tesco self service checkouts really bizarre - he has the nasally voice of someone from a cheesy regional radio advert. Even weirder are the things he says like "Find your item, or have a browse" - because of course you're going to have a browse of what you fancy after ...
by Critique
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 13.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 383329

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Clearly new ideas are hard to come by in retail, as I note M&S have resurrected ‘this isn’t just food...’ on some of their recent advertising! Went to grab lunch from a Simply Food today and also discovered that they’d got the Britain’s Got Talent judges to pre-record the voiceover for the tills - h...
by Critique
Mon 04 Mar, 2019 21.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 383329

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Oooh, does that mean you'll be able to scan both your Clubcard and your Nectar card in the above example, in the same way *I think* you can scan both your Sparks card and Nectar card in M&S Simply Food BP forecourt stores? Have never actually done the latter (scanned the Nectar but not the Sparks), ...
by Critique
Mon 04 Mar, 2019 13.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Co-op Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 22076

Re: The Co-op Thread

Used a Co-op self service till today and was mightily impressed. Was one of the card only machines so didn’t have a scale but was by far the quickest self serve checkout I’ve used. Unlike some places (Boots jumps out as an example) there’s no need to press any buttons prior to scanning, no clunky an...