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james2001 wrote: Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58 How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
Aberdeen has one.
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Pete wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 08.09
james2001 wrote: Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58 How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
Aberdeen has one.
As does Benton (Newcastle) and Fulwood (Preston).
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tillyoshea wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 09.46
Pete wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 08.09
james2001 wrote: Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58 How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
Aberdeen has one.
As does Benton (Newcastle) and Fulwood (Preston).
Is that the old co-op hypermarket?
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tillyoshea wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 09.46
Pete wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 08.09
james2001 wrote: Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58 How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
Aberdeen has one.
As does Benton (Newcastle) and Fulwood (Preston).
As does Hull Kingswood.
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Norwich has one.

West Bridgford had one which was replaced by an Asda Cafe because of some daft letter-writing campaign.

I still miss Starbucks in Sainsburys, I think there's only a handful of them left. Their own label offer is rubbish.
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Pete wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 10.54 Is that the old co-op hypermarket?
It's the old Benton Hypermarket (and still gets called that) - I think it might have been co-op at one point.

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73 stores may be sold to meet regulatory requirements.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44072796
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Martin Phillp wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 18.02 73 stores may be sold to meet regulatory requirements.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44072796
I think they'd consider 73 to be a result!
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james2001 wrote: Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58 How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
There is one in Bedminster, Bristol (only 5 minutes walk form a standalone McDonalds too).
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james2001 wrote: Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58 How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
As does Derby (Spondon)
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MarkAshley wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 21.18 Re: ASDA
Pete wrote: Fri 11 May, 2018 10.54 Is that the old co-op hypermarket?
Funny you should mention that: was there a point at which Co-Ops were bought up by ASDA, or is it coincidence that the Lancing branch I visited this afternoon has evidence it started life as a Co-Op Super/Hypermarket?
Not really. Most Co-op supermarkets have been sold off by their respective owners in the last 20 years, sometimes in parcels and sometimes piecemeal.

For example, in Nottingham we had:
Bulwell, which became a Wilkinson around 2001

Clifton, which became a Morrisons in 2008:
https://flic.kr/p/gkxK6P

Kirkby in Ashfield, which became a Morrisons in 2012:
https://goo.gl/maps/azyTsHtNYxK2

Strelley, which became an Asda in 2014
before - https://flic.kr/p/gj59wr
after -https://goo.gl/QpyQKi
(and was apparently sold among a handful of others: https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/no ... tores-asda)

Wollaton, which became a Waitrose in 2016
before - https://flic.kr/p/7rTXba
after - https://goo.gl/maps/QdWaL831ovq

I think it's more the case that it's been common knowledge that the Co-op Group (and other societies) were open to offers and have taken them when the right ones have come along.

I think the strategy might have changed, as I think there's a few supermarket sites which have received the new fit out (branded filling station and all).

This rather lovely specimen sits abandoned still: https://flic.kr/p/7vzEYG - it was earmarked by Asda at one point but a Lidl has opened on part of the site.
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