Another High Street Rebrand

Martin Phillp
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Tue 22 Oct, 2019 02.39

From my experience today, staff were able to get through the transactions a lot faster, although there was one trade customer who asked for a VAT receipt and had to ask a colleague how to do it.

Having a monitor to see the all of your goods is a nice touch, but could do with increasing the font size. The staff log-in interface looks a lot nicer too.
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rdobbie
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Thu 31 Oct, 2019 21.54

Certainly an interesting approach to a rebrand – it appears that the former Thomas Cook staff re-employed by Hays Travel have been told to create their own temporary signage!

(Pics are from various local news sites over the last few days)

Still, it's mightily impressive that Hays are delivering on their promise to reopen all 555 of the Thomas Cook shops in such a short space of time – as of today they've already reopened 413.

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all new Phil
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Thu 31 Oct, 2019 23.10

I really want it to do well. I do. But I just don’t know.
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cdd
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Fri 01 Nov, 2019 01.59

So they’re reviving the unprofitable part of the business, but not the profitable bit. I don’t see it working out well. TA margins are wafer thin these days, especially for airlines.
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Fri 01 Nov, 2019 20.41

I was a bit surprised to see them reopen my local branch as there has been an existing Hays nearby for years.
JAS84
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Fri 08 Nov, 2019 01.13

There must be quite a few places with two Hays near each other now. Maybe they'll close some and redeploy staff later on? They must've simply taken over the existing leases when they bought the store portfolio. They had no time to renegotiate them.
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Mon 11 Nov, 2019 07.42

thegeek wrote:
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 19.40
It's taken the full year but we now seem to be in the position where only the mysterious Just Right remains in the older packaging
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Mon 11 Nov, 2019 09.33

Pete wrote:
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 07.42
thegeek wrote:
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 19.40
It's taken the full year but we now seem to be in the position where only the mysterious Just Right remains in the older packaging
I always wondered why their most expensive cereal had the cheapest looking box design.
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Fri 06 Dec, 2019 20.09

I went past the Coral betting shop on Warren St in London this morning which is reopening soon after refurbishment and interestingly it looks like it might also be a coffee shop. It was full of plush sofas and nice interiors. An interesting attempt at getting a different demographic to begin crippling gambling addictions.

Coincidently this is diagonally opposite (ish) what will soon be Central London's first Lidl.
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