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Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Thu 30 May, 2019 20.16
by thegeek
That's a lot classier than Sainsbury's new effort.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Fri 31 May, 2019 00.22
by all new Phil
I went to an Asda today for the first time in ages, and I’m pleased to report that they have rationalised the number of different fonts on their POS down to around 5.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Thu 06 Jun, 2019 22.32
by Square Eyes
So these Tesco's where they've closed the fresh food counters, do they actually have any plans to do anything with this space?

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Wed 19 Jun, 2019 20.27
by cwathen
[/url]https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48687828[/url]
After launching Jack's, Tesco have now lurched to the other extreme and is considering launching a chain of high end convenience shops to take on M&S Simply Food.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Wed 19 Jun, 2019 21.07
by all new Phil
Smart move I reckon. Potentially better margins, combined with Tesco’s existing systems and distribution. Nervousness around the economy from Brexit means there’s potentially a lot of people downgrading from eating out to eating something of a decent quality from a supermarket instead.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Mon 05 Aug, 2019 16.17
by g67bbx
Circa 4500 jobs to go in Metro formats as part of simplification (my guess many will turn into express)

Also 134 Express stores to have their opening hours cut.

Stock routines to be simplified as well (less products in shop warehouses)

As usual press informed before staff.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -jobs.html

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Tue 06 Aug, 2019 12.02
by Martin Phillp
The Tesco Metro in Goodge Street, London is probably one of the first to be where Tesco wan't Metro to be in the future.

As you walk in, they have a food counter for Fitzrovia's office workers to create their own meals, with the sandwiches in the same area, there is stock largely left out on the shop floor instead of in the stock room and there are no standard checkouts. Instead there are a large bank of self-checkouts with other customers having to use the kiosk instead.

I'd debate that it's in line with the 70% of their customers who are coming in to spend the minimum, such as the £3 meal deal rather than coming in to do a small daily shop.

Down the road, Sainsbury's converted their large Central to a local and got rid of normal tills for the kiosk/self checkout model.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Tue 06 Aug, 2019 12.51
by all new Phil
Some vox pops on the news yesterday about this criticising all these self service tills and I hate pressing buttons myself waah waah waah.

Why are people so emotionally attached to the idea of someone sitting there scanning all their shopping when they could just as easily do it themselves? I just don’t understand this expectation.

Worse is shops who still don’t have *any* self service checkouts. The M&S Food Hall near me has none, and neither does the nearby Sainsbury’s Local (despite only being a few years old). Fair enough, the area is full of old people who would be up in arms, but at least cater for those of us who don’t want to queue behind old people faffing with their bags and chatting about the weather by giving us that option to be out in a quarter of the time.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Wed 09 Oct, 2019 15.57
by IrvinHes
Do you think this is just another example of a vocal minority complaining?

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Sun 20 Oct, 2019 08.52
by Whataday
In my local Tesco Metro the tills are so clustered together it's often difficult to see from the queue when one becomes available unless you're really trying hard to see (which of course most people don't). I'm amazed they don't number each till and have an automated call out system rather than having to wait for an assistant to finish helping Gladys, to shout "next please" and gesture at an empty till.

There are two things which drive me mad about Tesco Metro and Express stores:

1. Lack of carrier bags at each till. The amount of times I've had to leave my shopping unattended to go and find someone to get a bag, and then when I return someone's standing at my till about to move my items to one side. I know you might say "well bring your own and help the environment", and whenever I leave my apartment specifically to shop at my local store I do. But I shouldn't feel inconvenienced when I decide to pop in while passing to pick up some items.

2. Location of baskets. Why (oh why oh why...) do they only place baskets right at the front door? Surely the very business model of these 'convenience stores' is to lure in customers that want to quickly grab bread and milk and then get them to buy more items. Should this happen, that customer has to struggle with their arms full of stuff they don't really need all the way to the entrance to drop them in a basket. It has never made sense to me.

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Posted: Sun 20 Oct, 2019 10.03
by Pete
Whataday wrote:
Sun 20 Oct, 2019 08.52
2. Location of baskets. Why (oh why oh why...) do they only place baskets right at the front door? Surely the very business model of these 'convenience stores' is to lure in customers that want to quickly grab bread and milk and then get them to buy more items. Should this happen, that customer has to struggle with their arms full of stuff they don't really need all the way to the entrance to drop them in a basket. It has never made sense to me.
yes! that's one thing B&Q get right. they put baskets by the doors but also by key products such as decorating sundies and nails/screws.