The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

thegeek
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Wed 13 Mar, 2019 11.41

It's probably a little-known fact that you can buy lottery tickets from supermarket checkouts. I noticed today that they're now selling them at Asda self-checkouts:
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I presume it would then require an age check. And I'm glad I didn't give it a go here, as the machine appeared to be out of till roll (though didn't seem to know it.) I wonder if it would have been able to print a duplicate in such circumstances?
gottago
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Sat 23 Mar, 2019 17.44

Aldi have launched their own 'local' brand although rather than a move into convienience stores this is merely a trial at rebranding their smaller city stores that have less of their range. This could be the start of Aldi finally opening up across London, they've been seriously lagging behind Lidl in terms of presence on the London surburban high streets.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... um=ios_app
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Sat 23 Mar, 2019 18.29

gottago wrote:
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 17.44
Aldi have launched their own 'local' brand although rather than a move into convienience stores this is merely a trial at rebranding their smaller city stores that have less of their range. This could be the start of Aldi finally opening up across London, they've been seriously lagging behind Lidl in terms of presence on the London surburban high streets.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... um=ios_app
My nearest Lidl is a converted Kwik Save rather than a new build. It doesn't have the "middle of lidl" aisle but still has the adverts for the stuff and the leaflets. You have to go to the one of the other two to get said items. Wonder if they'll follow suit with a similar concept.
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Sat 23 Mar, 2019 18.40

Pete wrote:
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 18.29
gottago wrote:
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 17.44
Aldi have launched their own 'local' brand although rather than a move into convienience stores this is merely a trial at rebranding their smaller city stores that have less of their range. This could be the start of Aldi finally opening up across London, they've been seriously lagging behind Lidl in terms of presence on the London surburban high streets.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... um=ios_app
My nearest Lidl is a converted Kwik Save rather than a new build. It doesn't have the "middle of lidl" aisle but still has the adverts for the stuff and the leaflets. You have to go to the one of the other two to get said items. Wonder if they'll follow suit with a similar concept.
It has to be Little Lidl if they do.
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gottago
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Sat 23 Mar, 2019 21.42

Pete wrote:
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 18.29
gottago wrote:
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 17.44
Aldi have launched their own 'local' brand although rather than a move into convienience stores this is merely a trial at rebranding their smaller city stores that have less of their range. This could be the start of Aldi finally opening up across London, they've been seriously lagging behind Lidl in terms of presence on the London surburban high streets.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... um=ios_app
My nearest Lidl is a converted Kwik Save rather than a new build. It doesn't have the "middle of lidl" aisle but still has the adverts for the stuff and the leaflets. You have to go to the one of the other two to get said items. Wonder if they'll follow suit with a similar concept.
There’s quite a few like this in London including an absolutely tiny one in Tooting which is surely the smallest in the country. Three narrow aisles and a few basket and self service tills. Quite a lot missing from the food range as well.

https://goo.gl/maps/RHf8hYP874J2
thegeek
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Sun 24 Mar, 2019 21.41

bilky asko wrote:
Sat 23 Mar, 2019 18.40
It has to be Little Lidl if they do.
I still think that if the John Lewis Partnership ever expand their convenience store format to Scotland, they have to go with "wee Waitrose (and Partners)".
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Mon 08 Apr, 2019 13.33

Philip wrote:
Fri 26 May, 2017 15.20
This has now sent me down a path of Tesco logo geekery.

Firstly, I'm amazed the current logo has lasted so long and hasn't changed, I think it's aged very well - though I imagine the surrounding brand elements and packaging from that time look quite old now.

Secondly, there's a Tesco Metro in Bristol that still has 1987 era signage: long link so click here

Interestingly, the street view imagery from June 2016 appears to show the 'Metro' sign taken down, but the most recent imagery from October 2016 has it up again. Is the building listed or something so they can't change the signage?
The vintage Tesco Metro branding on Bristol Broadmead has been replaced with the current branding at some point over the past few weeks. It didn't coincide with any other work at the store which made the timing a bit odd, especially since the old sign was 'serviced' relatively recently - unless Tesco are having a final push to remove the final remnants of their old branding, it will soon be 25 years out of date after all!
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Tue 09 Apr, 2019 13.29

Clearly new ideas are hard to come by in retail, as I note M&S have resurrected ‘this isn’t just food...’ on some of their recent advertising!

Went to grab lunch from a Simply Food today and also discovered that they’d got the Britain’s Got Talent judges to pre-record the voiceover for the tills - had Alesha Dixon tell me to scan my Sparks card and could hear Amanda Holden in the background! M&S doesn’t seem like the natural choice for this type of thing I’d have thought?
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Tue 09 Apr, 2019 15.28

Critique wrote:
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 13.29
Clearly new ideas are hard to come by in retail, as I note M&S have resurrected ‘this isn’t just food...’ on some of their recent advertising!

Went to grab lunch from a Simply Food today and also discovered that they’d got the Britain’s Got Talent judges to pre-record the voiceover for the tills - had Alesha Dixon tell me to scan my Sparks card and could hear Amanda Holden in the background! M&S doesn’t seem like the natural choice for this type of thing I’d have thought?
I noticed that too. Advertising on the entrance with "This isn't just any [insert food here]…". Clearly it's now famous enough for them not to bother using the full phrase even when they haven't used it for a few years.
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Tue 09 Apr, 2019 16.56

It's an absolutely iconic campaign for them. The Lidl campaign for Mince pies where their adverts looked like they were pasted over competitors had a clear "This isn't just" in the bottom corner for the M&S version.
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Tue 09 Apr, 2019 18.15

Yeah, I understated the popularity of it a bit there!
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