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JAS84
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nidave wrote:
Thu 25 May, 2017 16.12
I came across a new style co-op service station - think it looks pretty nice
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Has there been a collision? That Give Way sign looks like it's on an angle, like someone's driven into it.
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nidave
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I have no idea - I was staying in the hotel next to it for work.
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Only problem is that the stacked nature of the logo means it doesn't work well as signage on the petrol station roof.
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AgainWTheNorth
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Just use a horizontal version for those occasions; better to have a logo that, albeit looking off, can work in places like that, than have to stick to one version and make the logo surprisingly small.
Then again, I'm an American - what do I know?
sqwidge1978
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Or maybe have Petrol of fuel written next to it. Similar to how Morrison's branded there petrol stations when just using the 'M' logo.
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Andrew
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There is a Co-op petrol station a few miles from me in Huddersfield where the shop burnt down a year ago.

It's now been rebuilt and reopened but complete with a full set of lime green Co-operative Food signage and branding
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Andrew wrote:
Sun 30 Jul, 2017 00.17
There is a Co-op petrol station a few miles from me in Huddersfield where the shop burnt down a year ago.

It's now been rebuilt and reopened but complete with a full set of lime green Co-operative Food signage and branding
At a guess it's owned by Central England Co-operative Society, who continue to use that branding.

There appears to be one such store in Huddersfield: https://www.centralengland.coop/stores/ ... ence-store
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A store near me has just put up the new sigage- rather dissapointingly it's covered up the still visible scar left from a sign from the 60s/70s that said "Butchery". There hasn't been a butchers in there since the early 90s though, but it was interesting how the marks from that sign stayed visible for so long.
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nodnirG kraM wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 13.27
WillPS wrote:
Sun 30 Jul, 2017 10.24
At a guess it's owned by Central England Co-operative Society, who continue to use that branding.
This is an area of Co-opping that I don't understand: there are 7 Co-op branches in my town and outlying villages, all but 1 of which has now been rebranded to Co-Op. The remaining The Co-operative Food is owned by Southern Co-operative, and retains its green branding. So am I to understand this will stay under this colour-scheme indefinitely?

Who then owns the other branches in this area that have gone cloverleaf?
You would be correct - it's up to Southern Co-operative Society to decide upon branding - they will have access to the Co-op Group's branding should they choose to use it.

Some Co-op societies (Lincolnshire, for one) are still using the 90s circular cloverleaf.

Any branches with the current cloverleaf logo are owned by The Co-op Group directly, I think. The only other society to rebrand since last year is Midcounties, who seem to be taking up the international logo instead.
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That doesn't sound very cooperative.
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thegeek wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 18.12
That doesn't sound very cooperative.
Some Co-operatives are more cooperative than others...
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