Tamworth’s ex-Netto Morrisons is small but (almost) perfectly formed

Graham Soult

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8 Responses

  1. Danny Bent says:

    I have been to the Nuneaton Ugo store twice now.
    The prices were OK and the choice quite good.
    I first went on the second day of opening and to be
    honest the store was not really busy at all.
    Internally and externally little changed, a lot
    of staff doing not much but just one till open.
    On my second visit (on market day) the store was
    practically empty, the store was quite messy inside
    and the staff not particularly helpful or friendly.
    I doubt this store will last as long as Netto here.

  2. Retrogadget says:

    No, not managed a trip to Nuneaton UGO yet – nearly went today as was going to the Ikea sale but ended up going to Nottingham Ikea rather than the Coventry one instead. This gave me a chance to go into Nottingham city centre and pay a visit to Habitat – draped out in the ‘bog-standard’ closing down signs as last seen in Woolworths!

    • Graham Soult says:

      Yes, I hate those garish bogstandard signs! Will look forward to your feedback on UGO in due course – I know the UGO management team read the blog too, so they’ll no doubt be watching as well ;)

  3. Retrogadget says:

    I paid my first visit to the above store last Saturday (25/6)and I, too was impressed by the new store layout – a much greater range of stock than Netto, yet the store didn’t appear ‘over-crowded’. At a glance prices seemed comparable to those charged in full-sized Morrison stores – favourable and a tactic Asda are stressing with prices in their smaller stores. Certainly a branch of Morrisons I will be shopping at again.

  4. I think the M Local format is going to have far more of a continental influence from Dalton Philips than anything we’ve seen before, more Kirkstall than any of these smaller stores and indeed the heartland stores.

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