Tagged: Safeway

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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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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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, 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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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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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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HobbyCraft shines, Borders stumbles


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Mixed fortunes in the news today for two specialist retailers that both have a presence at Team Valley Retail World in Gateshead – HobbyCraft and Borders. Privately-owned HobbyCraft,...

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M&S’s gain is Morrisons’ loss


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The news that the current boss of Morrisons, Marc Bolland, is to become the new Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer brings to an end...

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