Tagged: Co-op

Promotion for Crawley store on Wilkinson website (15 Aug 2012) 0

New-concept Wilko opens in Crawley’s ex-TJ Hughes store


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Wilkinson’s “newest and most exciting concept store” has opened at 14-26 The Broadway in Crawley this morning (15 August). Designed to “offer the community a...

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Closing-down poster at Newgate Street Co-op, Newcastle (2 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Newcastle’s Co-op food hall to ‘cease trading’ on 31 December


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Newcastle city centre’s Co-op supermarket is to close down this month, bringing to an end nearly a century-and-a-half of Co-operative presence in Newgate Street. Posters in the windows...

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Signage at UGO store, Eston (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Haldanes’ Arthur Harris interviewed: “I’ll carry on the action against the Co-op”


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Interview headlines: Three Haldanes stores could still be saved Harris pledges to carry on his legal action against the Co-op Blames collapse on Co-op’s alleged...

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Recently opened Co-operative Food store in the Strand, London (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

Co-op returns to Birtley with purchase of Netto store


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The Co-operative Group has announced today that it is to acquire the Netto store in Birtley, Gateshead – one of the six remaining sites that Asda...

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Opening of UGO Biddulph by Geoff Capes, on 10 February 2011 2

Haldanes stores in Tattershall, Wigton, Crieff and Tranent may be saved


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Following on from yesterday’s news regarding Haldanes filing for administration, I understand that the four stores “subject to possible acquisition” [broken link removed] are those in...

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UGO store, Eston (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Store closures loom as indie grocer Haldanes calls in administrators


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The independent supermarket chain Haldanes looks set to become the latest retail casualty, after filing for an administration order today. In a statement this afternoon,...

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Mountain Warehouse, Hexham (1 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

New Mountain Warehouse reaffirms Hexham’s status as a retail hotspot


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Visiting Hexham on New Year’s Day, I was interested to see that a new branch of Mountain Warehouse had sprung up since I was previously...

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Netto store in Gateshead. Photograph by Graham Soult 72

Asda’s sale of surplus Netto stores: who gets what in the North East


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As I blogged earlier, Asda’s acquisition of Netto’s UK business moved a step closer yesterday, with the news that it has reached agreement to sell...

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The former Select store in Whitley Bay, followings its 'Shopjacketting' 3

‘Shopjacket’ brings hope to Whitley Bay town centre


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Given the challenges that Whitley Bay town centre has faced over the last year – with a number of high-profile retail departures – it’s been great to see...

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Eldon Square extension (16 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Initial reactions to the new St Andrew’s Way mall at Eldon Square


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I might have been busy at work at 10:30 a.m this morning, but many thousands of others evidently weren’t, judging from the crowds that attended the grand...

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...and the same building when it was Next (5 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Next, past and future


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Following the apparent confirmation of earlier rumours about Next planning to open a new store in Newcastle’s Eldon Square shopping centre next year, it seems timely to take...

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Site for sixth Alworths store announced…


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…and it’s going to be in Cosham, a northern suburb of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Due to open in February, this will be the first new Alworths...

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Former Woolworths (now The Co-operative Food), Gosforth (16 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Gosforth Woolies: before and after


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I happened to be in Gosforth yesterday evening (paying a visit to the very good Loch Fyne restaurant), so used my mobile to capture a shot...

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Photos from the 90s – Sheffield’s Castle House Co-op department store


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I’ve been sorting through some of my old photos recently – for old, read ‘1990s’. Very few of them have much interest from a retail...

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Good shop, bad shop – a lunchtime jaunt in Newcastle city centre


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An occasional feature in the print version of Retail Week is ‘Good shop, bad shop’, where a retail commentator writes about two contrasting stores that...

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Former Woolworths, Redcar (17 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 15

How many former Woolworths can Graham visit in one day?


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How about SIX? Stop one is High Street in Redcar, where the former Woolworths store has recently become a branch of the Yorkshire Trading Company....

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Vergo rebranding riddle continues


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Regular readers may recall my post from last month, where I queried how the former East of England Co-op department stores might be rebranded following their takeover...

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Who or what is Clas Ohlson?


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With so many old Woolworths sites being taken over by familiar high street names and pound shops, it’s nice when the new arrival is something a...

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From charity shops to factory shops – the latest announcements on old Woolies sites


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It looks like the pace of Woolworths stores finding new occupants may be picking up, with more than twenty new announcements since I last blogged...

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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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