Another High Street Rebrand

Martin Phillp
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bilky asko wrote: Tue 28 May, 2024 21.57 Whereas my local Tesco is flush with new trollies introduced in time for a recent Scan as you Shop upgrade.

Indeed, my nearest Sainsbury's and Morrisons seem to have an abundance of trollies, if the latter are a bit worse for wear.
When my nearest Sainsbury's reopened after a refurb last summer, they kept the old blue plastic baskets for months on end until the end of the year when metal ones replaced them.
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The new ASDA advert is out featuring the new logo.

Also this: https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/20 ... e-upgrade/

“refreshed exterior and interior decoration” is mentioned - so looks like this will mean new signage etc. after all.
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I'll nip along to Long Eaton and report in when I can. It's already one of the nicer Asdas around here, and we often pop in to the Company Shop in town too.
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Andrew wrote: Tue 28 May, 2024 21.35 My local Sainsburys is like that where there is always a trolley available but only just, they’ll be never no more than about a dozen in the trolley park outside

Either there is a shortage or they’ve sacked the trolley collectors and they are all up the far end of the car park

They all seem absolutely knackered as well. 50% of the time I get one that makes so much noise you can hear me three aisles away

Maybe since they’ve stopped locking them all together since COVID, people are stealing them
Yeah that's what it's like, mind there's been problems in stores in the North East where there's been none at all. Tesco at Sunderland even got into the local rag about it - https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/peo ... ed-4383280.

I've heard (not sure if true) that it's been scrappies who are taking them, just coming along at night and taking the trolleys away on the back of a truck and it's why Morrison's now have plastic trolleys at some stores. Certainly seems plausable though. Probably didn't help since they got away with having trolley bays under a shutter since they're now a Timpsons, a garden centre, an abandoned cafe bar or whatever other idea they have this week.
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Morrisons have introduced some smaller plastic trollies and wheeled baskets at all stores I believe, alongside the child trollies. They don't seem to have reduced the number of metal trollies at my local Morrisons in response, however.
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bilky asko wrote: Mon 10 Jun, 2024 10.14 Morrisons have introduced some smaller plastic trollies and wheeled baskets at all stores I believe, alongside the child trollies. They don't seem to have reduced the number of metal trollies at my local Morrisons in response, however.
Yeah it seems very specific which stores got them, I know Byker and Jarrow are two of them.

https://www.google.com/maps/@54.976993, ... &entry=ttu - Can see them there, been around for roughly a year, it's all they've got now though (last time I was there) as the remaining little trolleys all went missing.

Not trying to be mean, but neither of those stores are exactly the most affluent of places either.
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thegeek wrote: Sun 26 May, 2024 18.17 the new Asda design made me wonder what happened to the old "Permanently Low Prices Forever" stones that used to sit by the entrances, and it appears I'm not the only person to have thought that. He located a couple, but then the trail seems to have gone cold:

https://loststonesofasda.wordpress.com/
My question is, whatever happened to those lifesize cows and chickens that they used to have...
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AGuyFromUpNorth wrote: Thu 13 Jun, 2024 22.06
thegeek wrote: Sun 26 May, 2024 18.17 the new Asda design made me wonder what happened to the old "Permanently Low Prices Forever" stones that used to sit by the entrances, and it appears I'm not the only person to have thought that. He located a couple, but then the trail seems to have gone cold:

https://loststonesofasda.wordpress.com/
My question is, whatever happened to those lifesize cows and chickens that they used to have...
Skipped and recycled or landfill I imagine.
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Island FM's new logo looks like they've used the old Jobcentre font from the 80s.

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xwing123456 wrote: Wed 15 Sep, 2010 21.25
Mattarz wrote:So as predicted, most Currys stores are now absorbing PC World and taking on a very simple but nice brand. It was pointless to have both running side by side with so much product crossover.

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I can see a full merger arriving soon...
Forgive me for bringing up a 14 year old post, but sometimes, I do like to look back on the discussions that happened when young Blu was still a mop top wearing 13 YO. Turns out soon was 13 years later.
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Blewatter wrote: Mon 17 Jun, 2024 21.32
xwing123456 wrote: Wed 15 Sep, 2010 21.25
Mattarz wrote:So as predicted, most Currys stores are now absorbing PC World and taking on a very simple but nice brand. It was pointless to have both running side by side with so much product crossover.

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I can see a full merger arriving soon...
Forgive me for bringing up a 14 year old post, but sometimes, I do like to look back on the discussions that happened when young Blu was still a mop top wearing 13 YO. Turns out soon was 13 years later.
Not really. The last standalone branches closed in 2018ish, the bulk of them had already rebranded some years before. The 'combined' stores were not 2 shops in one, they were just Currys with a slightly bigger computer department than the one Currys already had.

If you go by fascia alone Lloyds TSB were never "fully merged".
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