Tagged: Chester-le-Street

Ethel Austin, Blaydon (12 Apr 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Rescued for the fourth time, can Ethel Austin really have a future?


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When value clothing retailer Ethel Austin fell into administration for the fourth time in as many years three weeks ago, it’s fair to say that its chances of...

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New Heron Foods website (18 May 2012) 1

Heron Foods launches new website and plots further expansion


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Heron Foods, the Hull-based discount supermarket chain, has launched a new website as it takes its first steps into cyberspace. Described by Retail Week in...

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Tesco Gateshead mailout (13 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Oops! Tesco’s Gateshead mailout sends customers to Poundland


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Ahead of the Gateshead superstore’s closure on 22 April, Tesco has mailed details of its temporary store to local customers – but they may have...

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...and now as a Co-op (28 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Birtley’s ex-Netto Co-operative Food – shiny, but still a Co-op


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Travelling back from Chester-le-Street yesterday, I was finally able to visit – and do a shop in – The Co-operative Food store in Birtley, which opened...

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B&M Bargains (former Woolworths), Chester-le-Street (24 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

B&M Bargains heads to Burton – but where next?


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Many thanks to Lee Dymond and Martin, who both emailed me about the news of B&M Bargains opening in the former Woolworths store in Burton,...

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Netto, Birtley (24 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Haldanes not ruling out purchase of “great” Netto Birtley store


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When Asda’s sale of 39 surplus Netto stores was announced a couple of weeks ago, I noted that Birtley – a small town close to...

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Former Woolworths (now Store Twenty One), Stanley (12 April 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 14

From Stanley to Spennymoor – another gallery of North East former Woolies stores


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Only counting the (33) North East Woolworths stores that closed down following the company’s 2008 administration, my quest to photograph the full set is nearing...

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Alworths fascia 2

The fight to be Woolworths’ heir


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Just a quick post this evening, but I wanted to flag up a well-written and interesting article by Kiran Stacey in yesterday’s Financial Times, entitled “The...

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Shot from 1998 'Woolies Winter Wonderland' TV ad 15

Woolies Winter Wonderland…


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…That was the theme of Woolworths’ 1998 Christmas TV advertisement, in the heady, Tellytubby days when, as the ad reminds us, everyone wanted a Talking Po....

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Vergo Retail – the saviour of unloved Co-op department stores?


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In the last couple of weeks, one interesting news story that has been easy to miss is the takeover of the East of England Co-op’s...

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