Tagged: Waitrose

Soon-to-be Poundland in St George's Way (19 May 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Poundland to take Eldon Square spot next to Waitrose


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If you’ve passed through the St George’s Way mall of Newcastle’s Eldon Square in the last few days, you’ll have noticed new hoardings around the three...

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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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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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Wellchester's Claire Robertson (8 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

As Wellworths becomes Wellchester, Claire Robertson talks tweaking and expansion


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For someone who makes a habit of visiting old Woolworths – and I’ve racked up about 140 so far – there can be few ex-Woolies...

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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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Existing Waitrose convenience store, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

November opening for Jesmond Waitrose… in Grimsby


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Map blooper stories are always good value, whether it’s because they’ve erased Wales or located Shrewsbury in the middle of a river. Now, potential John Lewis Partners in Lincolnshire...

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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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TJ Hughes, Sunderland (7 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Habitat, HomeForm, TJ Hughes: why is it H-H-Hell on the high street?


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It’s hard to dispute that the last couple of weeks has been a torrid time for the UK high street, with a succession of well-known...

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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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Former Woolworths (now Poundworld), West Ealing (24 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

West Ealing’s surprising former Woolies building


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While visiting London last month, I also found time to pay a visit to the interesting shopping area of West Ealing – home, as you...

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Former Woolworths, Horley (4 Sep 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Horley’s old Woolies – long closed, but hard to miss


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During the summer, I’ve built up a veritable stack of photos of old Woolworths stores, from all kinds of places across the UK – not...

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Existing Kingston store. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Unpacking Clas Ohlson’s 203% UK sales increase


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The much-blogged-about Swedish hardware retailer Clas Ohlson published its sales figures for June yesterday. What’s interesting is that sales for the UK are now being stripped out from those of Finland,...

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The now-closed Alworths in Amersham (14 May 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Six former Woolies in and around London


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While staying in London a couple of weekends ago, Alworths in Amersham (above) wasn’t the only former Woolworths I managed to visit… Having arrived at...

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Waitrose Hopwood Park (14 Feb 2010). Photograph by Mark Leaver 2

Waitrose Hopwood Park now open!


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Weekly updates on the status of Waitrose at Hopwood Park Services on the M42 have become something of a habit lately, thanks to the regular...

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A week ago... (7 Feb 2010). Photograph by Mark Leaver 1

Well, that hasn’t taken Waitrose very long at all!


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I’ve just received the photo above from Mark Leaver, taken on his phone last night at Welcome Break’s Hopwood Park Services on the M42. It...

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Three weeks ago (24 Jan 2010). Photograph by Mark Leaver 2

Building work underway at Hopwood Park Waitrose


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Many thanks to Mark Leaver for sending me an MMS with this photo of work underway on the new Waitrose store at Hopwood Park Services on...

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Waitrose products. Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Celebrate while you Wait


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A few days ago, in talking about the closure of the adjacent Oil & Vinegar store, I referred to the Eldon Square Waitrose shop as...

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Empty Oil & Vinegar store in Eldon Square (6 Jan 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Goodbye to Oil & Vinegar in Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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After work, I trudged through the snow to the delightful Eldon Square Waitrose this evening, though not before giving the store a call to check that...

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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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