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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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Former Woolworths (now Sainsbury's), Prince Edward Road, South Shields (21 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 14

The South Shields shop that’s been a Woolworths… and nearly every supermarket name too


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When I recently got hold of a copy of the 1972 Woolworths store list, I was surprised to see a reference to a North East...

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UGO store, Hartlepool (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Breaking news: Well-known chain set to snap up UGO stores and staff


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The 20-strong chain of UGO supermarkets is to be snapped up by “a well-known and established brand name”, I understand. Subject to legals being completed...

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Former Woolworths, Wallsend (22 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Heron Foods takes over Wallsend’s former Woolworths – 21 November opening planned


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After much speculation, family-owned frozen food specialist Heron Foods has revealed itself as the new occupant of Wallsend’s former Woolworths store. Following my visit two...

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Tesco in Eger, Hungary (15 Jul 2006). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Has Britain fallen out of love with Tesco?


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Today’s release of fairly weak UK trading figures from Tesco – where like-for-like sales, excluding petrol and VAT, fell by 0.5% in the first half...

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Point-of-sale promotion of the Asda Price Guarantee. Photograph by Graham Soult 15

Putting Asda’s Price Guarantee to the test – in an ex-Netto Asda Supermarket


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Judging from the number of hits – currently 900+, and rising – many of you enjoyed my recent illustrated post about Asda’s Old Fold Road...

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Asda Supermarket, Gateshead (8 Aug 2011), Photograph by Graham Soult 12

From Netto to Asda – checking out the Gateshead store’s transformation


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While some communities on Tyneside – among them North Shields and Wallsend – still have to wait a little longer for their Netto stores to be...

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St Clare's Hospice shop, Jarrow (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

A tale of three Tyneside ex-Woolies – Jarrow, North Shields and Wallsend


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While Store Twenty One is about to take over the unoccupied part of South Shields’ former Woolies, the ex-Woolworths in Jarrow – already part-occupied by Store...

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Former Woolworths, South Shields (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Store Twenty One adds another North East Woolies site to its portfolio


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The Indian-owned value fashion retailer, Store Twenty One, is to add a fourth North East ex-Woolies site to its estate, taking over the empty portion...

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UGO offers leaflet 5

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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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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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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Former Safeway, Byker (6 Jun 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

From no sprouts to no claims – an unusual use for an old Safeway


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It’s amazing how a throwaway remark can prompt an entire discussion on something unexpected… In my January post about the divvying up of Netto’s North...

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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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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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