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by Philip Cobbold
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 19.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I'd assume these Sainsbury's Argos concessions share storage space with the food store which would otherwise be not used? Pretty much all their storage space is in the concession unit itself. There's the odd bit of overflow in Sainsbury's warehouse, but the majority is kept in their own space. The ...
by Philip Cobbold
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 23.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I believe the Dundee store is in the process of being refurbished, and that it has finally had Self Checkouts installed, many years after every other store got them.
by Philip Cobbold
Thu 02 Mar, 2017 16.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The Sainsbury's in Ashbourne has finally been refurbished, and so has had all the external signage replaced. I believe this was the last example of the old pre 1999 logo still on a store, so only taken 18 years to finally rebrand the whole company. https://up.metropol247.co.uk/Philip%20Cobbold/2017-...
by Philip Cobbold
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 23.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

It's really got no self scan? That must be the only main Sainsbury's that hasn't then, which is very odd. Sounds very much like a store that's been forgotten about. One of the store managers told me that it's the only one in the UK without it. She joked they were very excited because previously the...
by Philip Cobbold
Sun 06 Nov, 2016 22.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The wooden cladding over the counters is being rolled out to most stores. The only exceptions are stores that haven't had a refit in a number of years, ie the ones that still have the dark blue walls, as the cost of updating the counter area is greater than the amount of money the improved counters...
by Philip Cobbold
Mon 31 Oct, 2016 22.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The self checkouts at my local Sainsbury's local have a new look. I presume this means that they have been updated to Sainsbury's new POS system. When you choose card payment it now asks you to "present card" - hopefully the contactless switch on will be soon. This new interface has been around a w...
by Philip Cobbold
Sat 16 Jan, 2016 15.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

why's it referred to as Greenwich Blue? May have something to do with the much lauded and indeed now lamented Greenwich eco-store which opened in 1999, perhaps it was the first to carry the new branding / colour scheme? That's it. Although in reality the blue colour scheme and different coloured si...
by Philip Cobbold
Thu 14 Jan, 2016 23.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 617
Views: 120374

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

It would be nice to see Homebase get a bit of love. If this deal goes ahead, then it seems certain Sainsbury's will not be showing any love for Homebase and will not be hanging on to it. Some more details of the proposal were released today (PDF) , and whilst I'm sure a lot of research has gone on ...
by Philip Cobbold
Fri 11 Dec, 2015 22.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Poundland to buy out 99p stores
Replies: 130
Views: 24869

Re: Poundland to buy out 99p stores

B&M seem to be spending more money on their most recent store conversions. They took over a Homebase near to me, and that's been completely gutted, with new flooring, and the ceiling void sprayed white, so the place is pretty much unrecognisable now.
by Philip Cobbold
Wed 21 Oct, 2015 00.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 388253

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

I tried to exchange a 10p Bag for Life in Sainsbury's today. Instead of the large bag, they gave me two 5p bags instead. They axed their 10p bag for life at the same time as the free bags, and introduced a 5p bag for life instead. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11915704/...
by Philip Cobbold
Mon 05 Oct, 2015 23.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "Namby Pamby Day"
Replies: 22
Views: 4170

Re: "Namby Pamby Day"

So, 4 years on *bump* "Namby Pamby Day" hit England today, with the introduction of the 5p plastic bag surcharge. Obviously anything that will reduce environmental impact is a good idea, but my issue with it is the same as it was 4 years ago - no retailer has bothered seriously looking at replacing...