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Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 11.43
by Spencer For Hire
nidave wrote:I think its about time they changed the main logo but the More reasons and the Music are pretty well reconised - They dont want to do an Asda where they got rid if the reconisable theme (for want of a better word) only to have it back within a few months.
Did Asda really ditch their tune? They just had it sung by kids for a little while, before reverting to a more conventional version.

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 12.30
by nidave
Spencer For Hire wrote:
nidave wrote:I think its about time they changed the main logo but the More reasons and the Music are pretty well reconised - They dont want to do an Asda where they got rid if the reconisable theme (for want of a better word) only to have it back within a few months.
Did Asda really ditch their tune? They just had it sung by kids for a little while, before reverting to a more conventional version.
It was not thier tune - just some random song sung by children.

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 13.20
by Spencer For Hire
nidave wrote:
Spencer For Hire wrote:
nidave wrote:I think its about time they changed the main logo but the More reasons and the Music are pretty well reconised - They dont want to do an Asda where they got rid if the reconisable theme (for want of a better word) only to have it back within a few months.
Did Asda really ditch their tune? They just had it sung by kids for a little while, before reverting to a more conventional version.
It was not thier tune - just some random song sung by children.
The children definitely did a version of the Asda tune. Maybe it wasn't used on the TV adverts, but it was certainly used in store at the top of the hour on Asda FM, and very irritating it was too.

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 18.36
by Andrew
Although they do need to get rid of that outdated font, I hope they don't go with some ultramodern but will look dated logo that loads of companies rebrand with thesedays

'morrisons' in lower type, coloured purple with some dodgy punctuation added in for good measure etc

By the way if you are ever in Bradford, I suggest you visit their city centre store. It really hasn't been touched since the 80s and looks dated to the extreme

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 19.02
by dragonjh
As done the Leeds one - is a nightmare to get around too - far too many people!

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 19.06
by Gavin Scott
Nick Harvey wrote:Our local Safeway closes Saturday for best part of a week, for the re-brand to Morrisons.

That's with the exception of the pharmacy department, which now has to stay open, with security guards escorting you through the building work to get to it.

I gather they forgot to let the local health authority know that they wanted to close for a while, so their choices are either to stay open, or close and lose their licence to be an official pharmacy.

Yet another reason to believe that Morrisons is simply the home of administrative cock-ups.
That's shocking. I can't imagine writing the risk assessment for that.

Off you trot and fake a slip/trip/cut your finger on a shelf edge, Nick. You'll be quids in as they'll be insured up to the hilt during that period.

If of course that idiot at Head Office has remembered to up the premium.

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 19.49
by James Vertigan
Would you believe it... Our local Morrisons in Acton is still selling tubs of Christmas Mini Cheddars (albeit for 99p now) and they're still trying to clear some of their stock of Halloween masks - in March FFS!

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 19.54
by Stuart*
When they refurbished one of our local Safeways they kept it open. It was like doing your shopping in the middle of a building site. I only ever used that store if I was passing anyway.

I used to like Morrisons when I lived in the North-East, but they have bitten off more than they can chew by buying Safeway and don't seem to have the business acumen to make the most of it. Given their losses over the last 2 years I can't see them having enough money for a major rebrand. A new logo/colour scheme would negate all that money spent on rebranding ex-Safeway stores.

Posted: Mon 12 Mar, 2007 20.10
by marksi
When Morrisons bought the Safeway stores in NI they frequently seemed to not have basics in stock. I only went a few times before I decided Tescos gave me an easier life. Morrisons then sold all their stores here to Asda, they were all refurbished and are now much nicer.

Posted: Tue 13 Mar, 2007 02.41
by Skytower
Gavin Scott wrote:
Nick Harvey wrote:Our local Safeway closes Saturday for best part of a week, for the re-brand to Morrisons.

That's with the exception of the pharmacy department, which now has to stay open, with security guards escorting you through the building work to get to it.

I gather they forgot to let the local health authority know that they wanted to close for a while, so their choices are either to stay open, or close and lose their licence to be an official pharmacy.

Yet another reason to believe that Morrisons is simply the home of administrative cock-ups.
That's shocking. I can't imagine writing the risk assessment for that.

Off you trot and fake a slip/trip/cut your finger on a shelf edge, Nick. You'll be quids in as they'll be insured up to the hilt during that period.

If of course that idiot at Head Office has remembered to up the premium.
I suspect that Nick might be a bit late now, seeing as the refit he was talking of was some 17 months ago - unless they're taking an inordinately long amount of time over it... :P

Posted: Tue 13 Mar, 2007 07.24
by MarkN
Skytower wrote:I suspect that Nick might be a bit late now, seeing as the refit he was talking of was some 17 months ago - unless they're taking an inordinately long amount of time over it... :P
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