The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:06 pm

Gemini73 wrote:We've an independent burger bar in Cheltenham called Real Burger. Not particularly cheap and I've only been a few times, but damn they cook up some tasty burgers and their chips are out of this world.


Oh yes. :datass:

They used to be on deliveroo for a while, I may have to admit to forgetting to prepare anything for dinner a few times just so I could suggest Real Burger as an option to the wife... :shifty:

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:07 pm

Winckle wrote:I've never even heard of FOPP.


It's good, but I prefer fap myself.

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by Winckle » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:09 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Winckle wrote:I've never even heard of FOPP.


It's good, but I prefer fap myself.

I think they sell very specialist films.

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by Meep In Heavenly Peace » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:22 pm

Winckle wrote:I've never even heard of FOPP.

I have, but I don't want it. I'm a Dapper Dan man.

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by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 am

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by Trelliz » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:18 pm

Winckle wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Winckle wrote:I've never even heard of FOPP.


It's good, but I prefer fap myself.

I think they sell very specialist films.


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by Winckle » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:31 am

Marks & Spencer sales continue to fall

BBC News wrote:Marks & Spencer has reported falling clothing and food sales and warned that it sees little improvement in sales this year.

Like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new stores, were down 2.2% for the six months to the end of September.

Food sales were down 2.9% and clothing and home sales slid 1.1%.

M&S warned trading conditions for the remainder of the financial year will remain "challenging".

"We are expecting little improvement in sales trajectory," the firm said.

M&S chief executive Steve Rowe told the BBC that food was "trading behind our expectations", but the retailer was "reshaping" its business with prices lowered on hundreds of food items.

"What we are doing is making sure we protect the magic of M&S," he said.

However, he said the retailer was "continuing to review" its store closure programme and did not rule out further closures, especially as one-third of its business would be online in future.



BBC Analysis says that 100 stores will close.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46122177

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by KK » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 am

Apart from lunchtime, the problem M&S now faces in its food halls is that other supermarkets have gradually muscled in on its turf, the products that once set them apart now on an equal footing to the competition. Whereas once before if you wanted a fancy salad bowl and good quality pizza you had to go to M&S, now that's in the vast majority of supermarkets. And that's repeated across the product range.

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by NickSCFC » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:57 am

In positive news "Drive-Thru" coffee shops appear to be booming, two are currently under construction in my city.

American Starbucks and now American-owned Costa (now part of the Coca-Cola corporation)seem to be the only ones in the game though.

I wonder if this will become an increasing trend following Brexit, British household names either failing or being sold out to American megacorporations.

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by Winckle » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 am

NickSCFC wrote:In positive news "Drive-Thru" coffee shops appear to be booming, two are currently under construction in my city.

American Starbucks and now American-owned Costa (now part of the Coca-Cola corporation)seem to be the only ones in the game though.

I wonder if this will become an increasing trend following Brexit, British household names either failing or being sold out to American megacorporations.

Yeah there's another one of these just opened in Liverpool.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:06 am

Can't stand those bloody drive through places. If you happen to be one of the people actually in the shop you get treated as a second class citizen whilst they serve all the people in cars! :x

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by Hexx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:08 am

Jenuall wrote:Can't stand those bloody drive through places. If you happen to be one of the people actually in the shop you get treated as a second class citizen whilst they serve all the people in cars! :x


I’m in the car and I love it :datass:

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by KK » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:08 am

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That does look very American.

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by NickSCFC » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:16 am

KK wrote:That does look very American.


An area just outside our city centre was recently redeveloped complete with a TGI Fridays and Papa John's.

It was great to see the the dilapidated Victorian terraces finally bulldozed, but most complaints seem to be that it now looks like an American strip mall totally out of keeping with the area.

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by Harry Ellis » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am

Brighton Marina recently developed a new area for 5 restaurants. Those plots ended up being taken by TGI Fridays, Five Guys, Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and a Brazilian restaurant that I can't remember the name of which has already closed down.

This frustrates me a little because the restaurant area already caters for Italian and American food with Zizzy and Prezzo, American with Coast to Coast and Frankie and Benny's. There's also a Wetherspoons, an Indian joint and a Cafe Rouge. Couldn't one of the plots have been a Caribbean place, or Thai cuisine? You know, stuff that isn't already catered for.

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by NickSCFC » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:28 am

Drumstick wrote:Brighton Marina recently developed a new area for 5 restaurants. Those plots ended up being taken by TGI Fridays, Five Guys, Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and a Brazilian restaurant that I can't remember the name of which has already closed down.

This frustrates me a little because the restaurant area already caters for Italian and American food with Zizzy and Prezzo, American with Coast to Coast and Frankie and Benny's. There's also a Wetherspoons, an Indian joint and a Cafe Rouge. Couldn't one of the plots have been a Caribbean place, or Thai cuisine? You know, stuff that isn't already catered for.


Did this actually get built then?

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We have a new Coast2Coast and Frankie & Benny's and neither seem to struggle for customers.

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by Harry Ellis » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:35 am

They did build some domestic units, yeah

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by Preezy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:00 am

Jenuall wrote:Can't stand those bloody drive through places. If you happen to be one of the people actually in the shop you get treated as a second class citizen whilst they serve all the people in cars! :x

Povvo scum get what you deserve

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:24 am

Preezy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Can't stand those bloody drive through places. If you happen to be one of the people actually in the shop you get treated as a second class citizen whilst they serve all the people in cars! :x

Povvo scum get what you deserve

How am I, the person who can afford the luxury of taking my time to sit and enjoy a beverage in comfort, supposed to be the povvo in this situation?

The drones in their cars, slaves to the machine that can't even allow them the time to stop for sustenance lest they lose their meagre foothold at the base of society's ladder - they are the true povvos! ;)

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by lex-man » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Drumstick wrote:Brighton Marina recently developed a new area for 5 restaurants. Those plots ended up being taken by TGI Fridays, Five Guys, Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and a Brazilian restaurant that I can't remember the name of which has already closed down.

This frustrates me a little because the restaurant area already caters for Italian and American food with Zizzy and Prezzo, American with Coast to Coast and Frankie and Benny's. There's also a Wetherspoons, an Indian joint and a Cafe Rouge. Couldn't one of the plots have been a Caribbean place, or Thai cuisine? You know, stuff that isn't already catered for.


There's quite a nice Thai place near Alum Chine.

EDIT: I thought you said Bournemouth. There has been almost the same development there at the front.


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