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by Jonny
Mon 11 May, 2020 10.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1698
Views: 382598

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

What is a beauty hall? Is this a standalone beauty store? how can they hand it to next? A carve up of the Debenhams unit - Next renting the Beauty Hall section only? So yes, a standalone store branded as "The Beauty Hall from Next" going forward apparently. New concept: https://www.swindonadvertise...
by Jonny
Sat 09 May, 2020 09.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NHS Clapping
Replies: 17
Views: 2643

Re: NHS Clapping

BBC News also successfully orchestrated a mass gathering of around 50 people to recreate a street party photo from 1945. Being careful to maintain their magic 2m social distance, of course... except when they had to brush past each other to get into position. Totally unnecessary and a confusing mess...
by Jonny
Fri 23 Aug, 2019 11.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 261929

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

A Morrisons near me has been kitted out with all new self and staffed checkouts. The staffed checkouts come complete with a 1-2-3 "scan, pay, pack" instructional message at the start of the conveyor belt. *I think* the idea is the bottom bay area is divided into two, so one person can pack their sho...
by Jonny
Sun 18 Aug, 2019 22.56
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Metro/TFM
Replies: 19
Views: 8839

Re: Metro/TFM

Indeed, back on air Sundays only with Little Plum as the opening theme, sounding great. Freudian slip at the start referring to "Great North Radio", which (a quick Google later shows) was one of the many former names of the AM station in the North East prior to Magic/GHR. As far as Metro is concerne...
by Jonny
Fri 28 Jun, 2019 17.17
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Metro/TFM
Replies: 19
Views: 8839

Re: Metro/TFM

He's also just let slip that "the Metro name may not be around much longer". Hardly surprising but there we are. Sigh. Hello Hits North East or something equally bland. I'm presuming this is Alan's choice to leave? Don't think even Bauer would be brave enough to push him out the door. It all happen...
by Jonny
Thu 27 Jun, 2019 23.41
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Metro/TFM
Replies: 19
Views: 8839

Re: Metro/TFM

Historic evening - the last edition of Alan Robson's Nightowls is currently going out and it really does feel like a final goodbye to the history and soul of Metro and local radio broadcasting in the North East in general. He's also just let slip that "the Metro name may not be around much longer". ...
by Jonny
Fri 21 Jun, 2019 23.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2246
Views: 570506

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Yikes - that logo is a shocker, far too much going on.
by Jonny
Fri 09 Feb, 2018 15.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2246
Views: 570506

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

For those hitherto unfamiliar with the layout of the MetroCentre, Gateshead, one of its defining features is its colour-coded mall system (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), as featured in the centre's original logo. For reasons of corporate design insistency, the interior navigational signage, previously d...
by Jonny
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 18.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ***THE OFFICIAL ALL NEW SAFEWAY THREAD***
Replies: 48
Views: 18799

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

Thought you would appreciate this wonderful Safeway hat proudly adorned by a gentleman on Look North this evening:

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Edit: Incidentally, I note *they have* referenced the old wave under the logo in some of the new packaging.
by Jonny
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 11.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2246
Views: 570506

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

TUI following the old "if you have to explain it, it's probably not that good" UI rule.

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by Jonny
Tue 05 Sep, 2017 11.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 454215

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

A local Tesco Extra has undergone a major refit over the summer, with new wood panelled totem, extensive new external and internal photographic signage, wood panelled deli/butcher, etc. counters... all using the old font, mostly in uppercase just to make it even more glaring. Not a trace of the new ...