Haldanes pledges that UGO will be “the icing on the Netto cake”

Graham Soult

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  1. Appropriately stationed near Asda HQ – I trust you have me to thank for that bit of local knowledge ;-)

    It’s a great read though Graham including several things I’d totally neglected to mention, I’m interested to see how they grow the UGO chain long term, Netto tried several things but ultimately saw Lidl / Aldi steal a march with their ultra low prices backed up by the ultra low costbase and utilization of their German supply chain.

    There is an ex Kwik Save in Harehills, Leeds that may be on their list but it’s landlocked by various Co-Ops, JS Locals and the like now.

    • Graham Soult says:

      You can’t take the credit this time Steve – I’d already spotted the Asda HQ before the press conference, as I walked back along the river from the Royal Armouries! ;)

      There are still more empty Kwik Saves than you might think, aren’t there – I’ve photographed ones over the last eighteen months in Holyhead, Redcar, Felling, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Spennymoor, all of which remain vacant as far as I’m aware. However, when they’re rather decrepit properties in backstreet locations, there doesn’t seem much prospect of anyone else taking them on.

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