The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

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StevieB
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A supermarket that doesn't get mentioned much on here, Iceland! Was in there last Friday and noticed that they've changed the font on their £1, £2, £3 price labels and SEL labels:

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The website has also been updated!
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Good ol' Helvetica, the lazy designer's panacea. Makes them slightly more upmarket yet feels downmarket anyway. Not sure how they do that.
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StevieB wrote:Image

The website has also been updated!
"Premium" ice-cubes? As opposed to what?!

To *think* I was almost the face of their ad campaigns. Rather a shame for the nice (in person) lady who won the competition. She didn't perform as well as they hoped, so was replaced with Stacey Solomon.

Who, I must admit, doesn't seem to be awfully good.

EDIT: Oh... I don't think I brought this subject up on the board before. Yeh - its an ickle bit embarrassing.
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Ah well you're better off without them Gav. But I'm not sure about your original screen test...

Good Lord!
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I think the downmarket is in the poor design and spacing of the typography despite the fact they've chosen what is generally a good font.

I was considering changing this thread to a dedicated Tesco thread given that the other three big ones now have their own threads, then other supermarkets could have a new thread all to themselves.

The vital metropol question is, of course, is this Tesco thread Official or Unofficial?
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iSon wrote:Ah well you're better off without them Gav. But I'm not sure about your original screen test...

:lol:

You try saying those lines with a mouthful of carbonated dipping jam. I ate some of the oysters too, and then realised they were made of instant mash potato with a heck of a lot of nail varnish.
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How long does Iceland have, in any case? For a bank supposedly desperate to liquidate their assets, they're taking a bloody age to agree a sale!
Pete wrote:The vital metropol question is, of course, is this Tesco thread Official or Unofficial?
I'd take a semi.
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Do Tesco still have all the 'Discount Brands', or has all that died a death? I can't recall any advertising promoting those Aldi style made up brands lately.
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Andrew wrote:Do Tesco still have all the 'Discount Brands', or has all that died a death? I can't recall any advertising promoting those Aldi style made up brands lately.
They still have some. "Creamfields" dairy products is just one that springs to mind. There's also a faux italian brand.
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So, for those of you who are not friends with me on Facebook, and let's face it, that's most of you because I reject idiots off of here who add me, please observe my latest finds in my local Tesco.

Here we have a delightfully useful offer as it appeared on the 29th of December:
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And here we have exactly the same shelf the next day:
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I can't help think that maybe if they hiked their prices before their crap offers began they'd seen somewhat more convincing.
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On the upside, I saw they were doing 12 Creme Eggs for £2.75 today. I was tempted...
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