The Co-op Thread

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rob wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 16.19 They've updated the voice of the self-service tills in my local Co-op. A shame that they've gone from a friendly sounding voice to somebody sounding like they don't really want to do their job...
I know it’s an accessibility thing and all that probably but I wish we could just have a grown-up self checkout that just beeps when you scan stuff and doesn’t feel the need to talk you through every step. Maybe we need a non-idiot lane for those who just want to scan, pay, and fuck off. Tesco’s are the worst. “We just need to approve this!” - I sodding well know you do.
Thought this was a nice forum, clearly not.
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all new Phil wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 16.52
rob wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 16.19 They've updated the voice of the self-service tills in my local Co-op. A shame that they've gone from a friendly sounding voice to somebody sounding like they don't really want to do their job...
I know it’s an accessibility thing and all that probably but I wish we could just have a grown-up self checkout that just beeps when you scan stuff and doesn’t feel the need to talk you through every step. Maybe we need a non-idiot lane for those who just want to scan, pay, and fuck off. Tesco’s are the worst. “We just need to approve this!” - I sodding well know you do.
Just use Scan & Go for that purpose (where available).
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thegeek wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 15.55 I haven't seen a Co-op branded petrol station before - the canopy looks quite smart.

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It was previously a Texaco garage - the shop was already in new-style Co-op branding. (Looking on Street View, it was a Somerfield back in the day).
I think they're doing these when agreements with Texaco/other labels expire. Mapperley in Nottm was done about 4 years ago.

It is a lovely looking canopy and that logo is just so flipping lovely. I note that there are still no societies using it tho.
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WillPS wrote: Mon 21 Feb, 2022 13.32It is a lovely looking canopy and that logo is just so flipping lovely. I note that there are still no societies using it tho.
it baffles me that anyone continues with the local branding instead of just taking that stunning look.
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Pete wrote: Mon 21 Feb, 2022 14.44
WillPS wrote: Mon 21 Feb, 2022 13.32It is a lovely looking canopy and that logo is just so flipping lovely. I note that there are still no societies using it tho.
it baffles me that anyone continues with the local branding instead of just taking that stunning look.
I wonder if The Co-op Group want higher payments for its use or something? It certainly kicks the arse of the 'co-operative' 2007 one which many continue to use.
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Then you have the Lincolnshire co-op still using the pre-2007 logo.
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bilky asko wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 21.20
all new Phil wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 16.52
rob wrote: Sun 20 Feb, 2022 16.19 They've updated the voice of the self-service tills in my local Co-op. A shame that they've gone from a friendly sounding voice to somebody sounding like they don't really want to do their job...
I know it’s an accessibility thing and all that probably but I wish we could just have a grown-up self checkout that just beeps when you scan stuff and doesn’t feel the need to talk you through every step. Maybe we need a non-idiot lane for those who just want to scan, pay, and fuck off. Tesco’s are the worst. “We just need to approve this!” - I sodding well know you do.
Just use Scan & Go for that purpose (where available).
Our local coop was on the default "NCR self service checkout" voice for ages, they've only recently changed it to one which sounds like it was text to speech and robotic.
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