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by Solent James
Sat 17 Dec, 2016 20.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 122664

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Sad to see that the iconic Sainsbury's "green store of the future" in Greenwich closed last year. Seems it's been replaced by a bog standard metal box store :(

https://853blog.com/2015/06/24/goodbye- ... -1999-2015
by Solent James
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 22.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1623
Views: 302440

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

An interesting article on WHSmith which I fear is true:

http://life.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/wh- ... arrassment

How would you turn around WHSmith? I think if it moved closer to Waterstone's model that could work...
by Solent James
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 21.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1623
Views: 302440

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The Telegraph article is even more ambiguous! It says stores but further down say's Hilco will work with the Management team to build a plan for success... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/11/17/staples-stores-to-vanish-from-uk-high-street/ The Southampton Staples relocated last year to a sm...
by Solent James
Thu 17 Nov, 2016 17.54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1623
Views: 302440

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Now Staples is set to disappear from the UK...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38013806
by Solent James
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 22.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1666
Views: 392169

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

These ancient self checkouts were proving somewhat problematic in the Eastleigh Metro store today! :lol:

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by Solent James
Sun 07 Aug, 2016 12.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2274
Views: 484380

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I love this sign in West Quay Southampton dating from when the centre opened in 2000 now containing 3 well out of date logos! (sorry it's a bit blurry!)
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by Solent James
Thu 28 Jul, 2016 23.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The next big leader?
Replies: 175
Views: 24739

Re: The next big leader?

We don't have an adequate road system in this country, we have a few overloaded motorways together with a network of trunk roads, many of which are single carriageway! The French, and to a lesser extent most other European nations, including some of those with a high population but a small land mass...
by Solent James
Wed 25 May, 2016 19.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2274
Views: 484380

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Waterstone's appear to be experimenting with a potential rebrand, their store in West Quay, Southampton has a new uppercase logo on the the outside however elsewhere in the store their lowercase logo is used...

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by Solent James
Tue 12 Jan, 2016 20.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1623
Views: 302440

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

bizarrely in Southampton Dorothy Perkins and Burtons will be reopening in part of the old BHS unit! With Sports Direct moving to the remainder of the unit from West Quay!
by Solent James
Sun 10 Jan, 2016 22.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1623
Views: 302440

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

BHS Southampton, now closed! I think Saturday was their last day, still loads of stock left inside.

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by Solent James
Sat 09 Jan, 2016 18.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1623
Views: 302440

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Indeed, I doubt BHS have long left on the high street now