Tagged: Co-operative Group

Co-op department store, Derby (10 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

As eight Midlands Co-op department stores face closure, what might the future hold?


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Midlands Co-op has become the latest co-operative society to exit non-food, with its announcement today that eight Fashion & Home department stores are to close within...

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Harris: “We believe, long term, UGO has a good future”


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Interview headlines: UGO stores need to “trade better” but are not “at danger level” IT and ordering issues will be addressed More UGO stores planned...

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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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British Heart Foundation store, Hartlepool (16 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Woolies photo updates from South Shields, Wallsend, Jarrow and North Shields


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While out and about on my recent travels, I’ve revisited – often just in passing – some of the former Tyneside Woolies sites that I’ve...

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Alworths fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Alworths lined up for non-Woolies site in Alloa?


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Just a week after its first two Scottish stores opened in Forfar and Cupar, the variety store chain Alworths is now “recruiting for enthusiastic, customer focussed...

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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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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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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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