The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.18

Over past few days, I've been admiring some pictures of Tesco stores from around the world. And I thought it would make a great thread, on Metropol.

It was inspired by this the Tesco outside of Ilfracombe in North Devon, were I was a couple of weeks ago, the Tesco was unlike any I had been into before it had an all Glass front so felt very light inside, infact it had a very shed like quality to it, it must have been the smallest out of town Tesco I'd been to as it didnt have a petrol station or even a cafe bizarrely.

Here is the view from the side of Ilfracombe Tesco.
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Here is a couple of Polish Tesco's.


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Gavin Scott
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.31

Here's a random thought - the more I see the "TESCO" logo, the more the word seems completely odd.
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.36

Try bloody working there! It's just a noise now...
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.37

Gavin Scott wrote:"TESCO" logo.
Tessa Cohen; Jack's wife.

Jack started with a cheese stall on the market and my old man used to sell him some of his cheese.
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.40

Nick Harvey wrote:Tessa Cohen; Jack's wife.
Now that I didn't know.
Jack started with a cheese stall on the market and my old man used to sell him some of his cheese.
I'll see your "cheese selling father" and raise you with "my mother was PA to the man who founded Golden Wonder".
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.42

Finally, someone else who KNOWS what it means!

The amount of people who moan about the problems caused by the rapid expansion of the supermarket started by "Mr. Tesco" never fails to amuse me!

And on the crisp front, my grandfather swears his father missed out on investing in Smith's Crisps due to cashflow problems...
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.43

Gavin Scott wrote:I'll see your "cheese selling father" and raise you with "my mother was PA to the man who founded Golden Wonder".
And I'd have to raise you further with the fact that he was also the "cheese correspondent" for the BBC Welsh Home Service through most of the fifties.

Whenever they wanted to talk about cheese, they wheeled him in.

That's how, as a youngster, I got to know the original Broadcasting House in Park Place, Cardiff. The rest is history.
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.51

Damn it.

Daddy was the chief construction engineer of the Alaskan Pipeline. In charge of 20,000 + people. Thirty or so died during construction.

Err... I probably should have stopped at the first fact.
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.51

Nick Harvey wrote:And I'd have to raise you further with the fact that he was also the "cheese correspondent" for the BBC Welsh Home Service through most of the fifties.
Typical waste of licence fee payers' money ;)
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Thu 29 May, 2008 22.54

Gavin Scott wrote:I probably should have stopped at the first fact.
Don't worry, I'm folding at this point!
Neil Green wrote:Typical waste of licence fee payers' money
I don't think he got an awful lot of the half crown radio licence, or even the one guinea television licence.
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Thu 29 May, 2008 23.25

Nick Harvey wrote:
Gavin Scott wrote:"TESCO" logo.
Tessa Cohen; Jack's wife.
Except that's not how the name came about... Tesco Corporate History
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