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by Pear
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 20.07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 603
Views: 116536

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

There's been quite a rapid scaling down of Sainsbury's operations in Hull recently. A couple of months back they announced the closure of 2 Locals, and today another 3 are being lined up for closure. Ever since they acquired Jackson's, Hull's always had a disproportionate number of Locals to its pop...
by Pear
Thu 30 May, 2019 21.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292723

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

From the Alliance takeover until last year we had the odd situation of two Boots being across the road from each other, surely that wins. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Hessle+HU13+0AD/@53.7230951,-0.4354276,3a,75y,94.36h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sT85-9R9y11u5xQGoV9McSg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x4878ea97c8...
by Pear
Sun 03 Feb, 2019 12.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292723

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

My local moved from a huge purpose built shed to a small subdivided former PC World a few months before the rebrand. The retail park it moved from was unfortunate enough for two of its three other tenants to be Maplin and one of the American Golf stores that was disposed when they went into administ...
by Pear
Mon 03 Sep, 2018 10.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2266
Views: 471084

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Debenhams seem to be rebranding.

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by Pear
Sun 10 Jun, 2018 19.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2266
Views: 471084

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Pure speculation, but could B&M be looking to phase out the Heron brand shortly? The Heron careers site is now dual branded as Heron Foods and, interestingly, “B&M Express” - the replacement brand perhaps? The non-food sections of the stores are growing every time I visit, with B&M style price marki...
by Pear
Wed 18 Apr, 2018 18.22
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Metro/TFM
Replies: 19
Views: 4086

Re: Metro/TFM

Most of the syndicated content for the other stations comes from Key 103, doesn’t it? So I do wonder what will happen when they rebrand. Surely they local stations won’t be carrying most the new stations programmes, as otherwise they’ll be repeating most of the content available on the new national ...
by Pear
Wed 04 Apr, 2018 21.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 32231

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Just been to Toby Carvery today, and it looks like they're keeping regular Pepsi in the refills machine. 20p extra, and it's mentioned in the menu the extra cost is due to the sugar tax- so it looks like that's their policy. Clearly the fact it's self-serve where you can't properly regulate who's g...
by Pear
Fri 05 Jan, 2018 22.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292723

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Speaking of Steinhoff, first Pep&Co and now a (somewhat strange) integration of Bensons into Poundland, stretching the multi-price format to new levels. Wonder if they’ll go full “Big W” style in the future and start flogging Harvey’s sofas alongside their vibrating love rings? https://twitter.com/d...
by Pear
Thu 27 Apr, 2017 20.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2266
Views: 471084

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

The Walmart sunburst seems have vanished from Asda's logo in adverts run over the last week or two. Have they got rid of it? They've now disappeared from their social media profile pictures. I also recently saw a picture of a new product in their 'great shape' range featuring a sun-less Asda logo t...
by Pear
Fri 21 Apr, 2017 17.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 383316

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

Fresh&Easy looked more like a current Tesco Metro store than that. Looks brilliant, I hope they roll it out fairly quickly, my nearest Extra is now 7 years old and looks totally knackered - although that's clearly a local issue; Hull St. Stephens is of the same vintage and has an extremely similar ...
by Pear
Thu 30 Mar, 2017 21.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2266
Views: 471084

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Square Eyes wrote:
Thu 30 Mar, 2017 20.58
Krispy Kreme is becoming Krispy Cream...

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Are the calendars at Krispy Kreme (sorry, Cream) set two days in advance?