Tagged: Sainsbury’s

Not surprisingly, Retail Week ranks highly for influence... but how high? Photograph by Graham Soult 0

The Lissted UK Retail Top 100: Britain’s most influential retail Twitter accounts


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Background Back in April, Newcastle-based influence analysis platform Lissted prompted quite a lot of reaction when it published its list of the 250 most influential...

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Jack Wills, Exeter (9 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Jack Wills “agrees terms” on Newcastle Monument Mall store


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I understand that self-styled “university outfitter” Jack Wills has agreed terms on the prominent corner unit at Hammerson’s Monument Mall, bringing the brand to Newcastle...

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Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Cladding goes up on Newcastle’s Primark as new city centre developments take shape


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The outside of Newcastle’s enlarged Primark is finally starting to gain its funky cladding, as the Northumberland Street store gets ready for its planned opening....

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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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Former Woolworths (now Sainsbury's), Prince Edward Road, South Shields (21 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 13

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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Sainsbury's Local (formerly Woolworths), Hessle Road, Hull (11 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Hessle Road’s long-gone Woolworths and its successors


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While tearing around Barnsley and Hull visiting UGO supermarkets last month, I was pleased to be able to work in an unexpected ex-Woolworths. Not knowing Hull...

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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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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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Former Woolworths (now WHSmith), Pinner, 1 May 2011. Photograph by Bryan Roberts 2

Upmarket Pinner trades ex-Woolies pound shop for WHSmith – but not everyone’s happy


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Many thanks to Bryan Roberts from Kantar Retail iQ, who let me know via Twitter that the old Woolworths in Pinner, north west London, has recently...

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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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Morrisons to acquire Tamworth’s Netto store


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The Netto store in my old hometown of Tamworth is one of 16 sites that Morrisons is set to acquire following Asda’s purchase of the Netto UK...

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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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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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B & (no need to) Q


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I was interested to read Retail Week’s comment piece today on the introduction of self-serve checkouts to B&Q, and to note the author’s scepticism over...

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Former Woolworths store. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

More old Woolies sites to be taken over


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Since my previous post three days ago, there have been several more announcements regarding former Woolworths sites that have found new occupants: Sandbach: WHSmith – full story...

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