Tagged: Haldanes

Signage at UGO Lundwood (11 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

A new UGO tour: positive signs as I go supermarket spotting in Barnsley and Hull


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The emergence of UGO as Britain’s newest discount supermarket chain has been one of the most interesting retail launches of 2011 so far. Back in January,...

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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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UGO store, Hartlepool (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Work starts on converting Tyneside Netto stores to Asda Supermarkets


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Less than six months after the carve-up of the Netto estate was confirmed, the Danish supermarket fascia is well on its way to disappearing from the...

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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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Strongman Geoff Capes at the launch of Biddulph's UGO in February 22

Will UGO back? Checking out Britain’s newest supermarket chain


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Since first meeting them at the UGO launch press conference back in January, it’s been a pleasure to develop a really good relationship with the...

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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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Artist's impression of Hartlepool UGO store 10

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


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Following my recent post about Asda’s divestment of 39 surplus Netto stores, I had the pleasure of being invited to my first press conference last Friday,...

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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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Former Woolworths (now Iceland), Belper (23 Dec 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Belper’s fine mix of supermarkets and indie retailers


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Following on from my 2009 visit to Alfreton, Heanor and Ripley in Derbyshire, I was able to pay a fleeting visit this festive season to...

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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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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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