The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

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https://gizmodo.com/amazon-reportedly-d ... nt=gizmodo

Interestingly it appears Amazon's whole thing was a Mechanical Turk all along and they're moving their bigger shops to the magic trolleys instead.
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Putting the new POS out this evening

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and I can't get the thought of these out my head

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Andrew Wood wrote: and I can't get the thought of these out my head
Perhaps the demolition companies will take Tesco to court?
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TDR Capital are to acquire Zuber Issa's majority shares in Asda.

Mohsin Issa will remain a minority shareholder along with Walmart.
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It's a bit of a dry article, but El Reg are reporting that Asda's IT (still not yet migrated from Walmart's systems) is to be outsourced to TCS - which sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

https://www.theregister.com/AMP/2024/06 ... _tupe_tcs/

The comments are an interesting read too - including someone claiming the Issa brothers have fallen out (hence Zuber selling his share to private equity), and that the recent shift to a new payroll provider left hundreds of staff paid hundreds of pounds short.
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It can only really end badly. I'm thinking empty aisles in some stores with massive bulk quantities of random items in others.

Tragic what those lads have done to Asda.
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I'm having flashbacks to when Morrisons took over Safeway, and brought with them their paper-based stockkeeping systems, leading to them having no idea what they had on the shelves (much of which then ended up being way beyond its best-before dates)
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Not to be a lemon but what do you mean by a paper-based system? Were Safeway using a computerised system which Morrisons switched to paper?
james2001
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Yes, that's exactly what happened. Taking things back 20-odd years was always going to cause massive problems.
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AndrewPSSP wrote: Thu 20 Jun, 2024 18.36 Not to be a lemon but what do you mean by a paper-based system? Were Safeway using a computerised system which Morrisons switched to paper?
Yes, and they also glued pieces of plastic over the pay-at-the-pump card readers in the petrol stations to make them unusable...
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