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by cwathen
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 20.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 387951

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

Tesco now recruiting for 'mystery new format' stores. Apparently they will be run as a separate operation from the rest of their store estate. Strongly reckoned that they are going to tackle Lidl and Aldi head on and the new stores will not use the Tesco name. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-449...
by cwathen
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 20.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 297854

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The merging of these two businesses clearly didn't go well, although their price point was good enough for major chains to use their 'service' which is frankly the worst of the lot. They once delivered a PC smashed up here. I would suggest that myHermes is actually the worst courier service out the...
by cwathen
Thu 19 Jul, 2018 21.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 297854

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44891786
All Poundworld stores will now close by 10th August. Looks like no sort of rescue was possible.
by cwathen
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 20.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 297854

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Not Norwich then. Ashens will be happy. Looks like Bristol's 'Poundworld Plus' at The Galleries Shopping Centre will be surviving a bit longer too. It only had a refit and rebrand from Bargain Buys last year too. Can't see Poundland taking it as they already have the ex-99p stores unit on another f...
by cwathen
Sun 08 Jul, 2018 10.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Co-op Thread
Replies: 103
Views: 22901

Re: The Co-op Thread

Pete wrote:
Sat 07 Jul, 2018 08.07

apparently the most important thing for co-op staff is that they are paid every four weeks, not monthly, meaning they have 13 pay days a year on odd dates. So what is the very first thing on the homepage?
Don't Tesco also do that?
by cwathen
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 21.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 478848

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Retail Week is reporting a planned major rebrand by John Lewis and Waitrose to "John Lewis & Partners" and "Waitrose & Partners" respectively. Gut reaction: feels like a bit of a stunt that'll be forgotten in a couple of years. Though, in fairness, that's not usually JLP's style. Can't think why. I...
by cwathen
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 20.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 297854

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

House of Fraser: Rumours of my death, etc... More like 'crisis? what crisis?'. I'd be surprised if they made it to Christmas. 31 stores, including Oxford Street to close . Jenners of Edinburgh and Frasers in Glasgow will remain - they're both beautiful buildings and I can't see them remaining quite...
by cwathen
Thu 31 May, 2018 20.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 478848

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Something a little different, everyone's favourite pay day lender The Money Shop have abandoned their 2016 rebrand and gone back to their old logo with the abortive rebrand never moving beyond the website, POS and a handful of stores. Evidently didn't have the budget to get it done and realised the ...
by cwathen
Thu 31 May, 2018 20.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 297854

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Thats even more M&S stores to go... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44197128 .... Newton Abbot (Outlet store) .... Newton Abbot is both a surprise and not. It seemed to be reclassified as an 'outlet' store more as a way of avoiding paying for a refit rather than anything else. Apart from a few ...
by cwathen
Thu 24 May, 2018 21.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 201
Views: 35145

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

1803 roll out now seems to be in full swing. The first thing I notice, Paint now has an extra button marked 'Product Alert', which if clicked on tells you that 'Paint will soon be moving to the Microsoft Store. Don't worry: it will still be free to download once it moves there'. And whether or not t...
by cwathen
Sat 19 May, 2018 17.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 62664

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

We keep seeing random GWR (first branded) HSTs appearing in the sidings in Dundee, presumably being stored before refurbs. They often have one new ScotRail Intercity branded loco at one end and an old one at the other. The ScotRail revamp of the Intercity fleet shows what an incredible train it is,...