Apparently their fortunes have turned around of late, and they're back in the black again. The share price has almost doubled in the past year, so they've probably got a bit more money to play with now.StuartPlymouth wrote: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.
Incidentally, I agree with the earlier comments about the Leeds store. It's the most unpleasant supermarket I've been in. The aisles are way too narrow and there's a slight whiff of stale wee in the air. It's not changed a single bit since I moved to Leeds in 1994. Given most of the customers seem to be students buying Bettabuy products I guess it's not top of their list to refurbish.