Yet another Morrisons thread

simonipswich1
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Mon 04 Jun, 2018 18.05

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, when they extended the side of the store left the original J Sainsbury's sign in situ, you can see it on Google Maps when you zoom in: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sai ... d-0.033356
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Mon 04 Jun, 2018 21.13

Even more clear on Bing birds eye view: https://binged.it/2Jarbrx
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Tue 05 Jun, 2018 09.08

I think it was down to one of the later Sainsbury family CEOs or chairmans who went everywhere by helicopter.
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Tue 05 Jun, 2018 21.42

rdobbie wrote:
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 18.17
Is this taking minimalism a bit too far?

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Meh ..... it does what it says on the tin. And what do you want for £1.10 for 4, a Picasso?
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Wed 06 Jun, 2018 01.27

To quote Chris Joel : "Has anyone got any vodka so I can turn this into booze?"
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Wed 06 Jun, 2018 14.02

I've tasted worse ... my daughter was once sick into my mouth.
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Thu 21 Jun, 2018 18.53

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This surely must be the most confused brand out there. "Why do I exist? What am I for? Who is buying me?".
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Thu 21 Jun, 2018 23.30

I walked past a McColls store last week that had posters proudly advertising they were selling Safeway brand products, as if anyone really cared.
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Sat 23 Jun, 2018 14.03

james2001 wrote:
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... selling Safeway brand products, as if anyone really cared.
But that's just it - fifteen years have passed since Safeway started to disappear from people's lives. I can't see it being a strong enough brand to deserve a revival, and especially not as a budget newsagent ready meal label. I know they own the intellectual copyright so they might as well use it, but to me it's a massive step backwards.

The last ten years of Safeway were not even particularly brand-strong. Stores were changing their identities so often, and the groups were carved up into the umbrellas of so many different companies, I simply remember Safeway as being as important as Somerfield/Gateway/Kwik Save - none of whose branding I would instantly have a "good will" rapport with.


Who was it that posted that quad branded store from about 2005. I think it was a Safeway, Waitrose, Somerfield, and maybe a Co-Op? Refresh my memory.
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Sat 23 Jun, 2018 15.52

MarkAshley wrote:
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Who was it that posted that quad branded store from about 2005. I think it was a Safeway, Waitrose, Somerfield, and maybe a Co-Op? Refresh my memory.
it was the edinburgh morningisde one that is now a waitorse

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Wed 01 Aug, 2018 21.24

Been a while since I’ve posted here. Anyway I’m not sure if it’s something Morrisons are doing nationwide or whether it is on some of the older non-Safeway stores, the Morrisons in Warrington (where I used to work a while ago) is currently going through an extensive refurbishment. Basically they are reducing the Market Street format by the looks of things. The Deli, Butchers, Cake Shop and Bakery are all reduced in size and relocated. Incoming is a bigger non-food Home selection and a party shop. The two sheltered trolley bays are becoming a Garden Shop and Timosons. They’ve also lodged a planning application to rebuild the petrol station with a bigger shop, sounding like they’re putting in a Morrisons Daily there. Considering they used to massively promote the Street format, seems to be on the decline somewhat, or making it more manageable....
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