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by Jonny
Wed 28 Sep, 2022 08.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2521
Views: 1152105

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I wonder what percentage of the store estate has been converted to the 2018 look? Can't say I've noticed any examples in the north of England - presumably it's progressed better further south? The Newcastle store has been considered for closure multiple times over the last few years (if rumours are ...
by Jonny
Sat 17 Sep, 2022 23.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2521
Views: 1152105

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I’ve noticed that John Lewis and Waitrose don’t always verbally include the ‘and Partners’ bit in their advertising. Maybe there are valid reasons for not doing so, but if they’re not going to use their ‘full name’, nobody else will. I've definitely noticed a softening on this. Their email about be...
by Jonny
Wed 23 Mar, 2022 10.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 2002
Views: 900987

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

You'll probably be aware that Asda's Smart Price range got some publicity lately as it was fully restored to stores following a reversal of an earlier decision to withdraw some of the range (and increase prices of some products). Would seem "Just Essentials" is replacing the Smart Price r...
by Jonny
Sat 19 Feb, 2022 13.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 391876

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Believe they were almost all done with them before, can't remember ever seeing an ASDA shop in a petrol station unless it's an ex Co-op station or some other store like Benton was for a bit. There were a few which had a tiny little booth you had to walk into though, both gone now though (Ashington ...
by Jonny
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 11.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 66
Views: 32804

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

To borrow a chart from the Daily Mail, Ovo is one of the four challenger brands to the Big Six, so should be safer than one of the many smaller utility companies showed below. https://up.metropol247.co.uk/Martin%20Phillp/48186653-10008673-image-a-1_1632212474115.jpg As well as the branding and cate...
by Jonny
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 13.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 66
Views: 32804

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

Personally I’ll be getting spanked. We rent an all electric flat so have to be savvy about cheap tariffs. Similar situation over here. Our fixed deal with Octopus ended in May. At the time, its variable tariff was the best on the market, by quite a bit. Its customer service by email is fine, so dec...
by Jonny
Mon 30 Aug, 2021 20.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 865
Views: 211679

Re: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board

Jonwo wrote: Mon 30 Aug, 2021 20.32 I know it's his thing but by God, This is UTV's constant moaning about the continuity announcers is boring as hell!
Them describing themselves as being "in active dispute with ITV regarding this" did give me a chuckle, I must say.
by Jonny
Tue 17 Aug, 2021 19.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2521
Views: 1152105

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Sure everyone will appreciate this echo from the past, as seen in Newcastle:

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History of that unit: Index > Argos > American Candy > Christmas tat
by Jonny
Tue 22 Jun, 2021 11.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 865
Views: 211679

Re: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board

bilky asko wrote: Tue 22 Jun, 2021 07.37 The new moderator is the award-winning Worzel.
Their first action will surely be to banish those gaps between the forum topic tiles.
by Jonny
Tue 25 May, 2021 16.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 391876

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

My local...Local had the same treatment last week. It's a pretty unpleasant colour up close. https://up.metropol247.co.uk/052021/1621803873_290399604.jpg Its branding has been on a downward trajectory ever since the introduction of that superfluous swirl under the logo. Can't stand the custom font ...
by Jonny
Wed 19 May, 2021 09.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 2002
Views: 900987

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Tesco Metro bites the dust:

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... ss-format/

Interested to see which become Superstores vs Express. Based on store size alone or other factors?