The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Ad7
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Ad7 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 am

A look I like to define as 'sports casual.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
Hexx
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Hexx » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:10 pm

Patty Val now in administration

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... cafe-chain

Shame for the staff (they've always been nice in my local ones, less so the one in Bristol's Mall)

I need Eggs Benedict in my life

User avatar
Chocolate-Milk
Member
Joined in 2015

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:48 pm

Aww strawberry float man, I loved their cakes.

Chocolate-milk: Confirmed drinker of wank.
Image
User avatar
Return_of_the_STAR
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Northampton

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:04 pm

The writing was on the wall when I heard that the chief exec had sold all his luxury cars last winter and suddenly stopped financing his racing team. Seems there’s a lot more to this than widely reported.

User avatar
Vermilion
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Everywhere
Contact:

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Vermilion » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:40 pm

Hopefully someone will take it over, as it was bad management which damaged the business, not the lack of customers.

User avatar
Frank
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Frank » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:04 pm

Hope the Merry Hill Druckers survives for a while longer :shifty: they've always been good.

Image
User avatar
Lex-Man
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lex-Man » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:31 pm

Vermilion wrote:Hopefully someone will take it over, as it was bad management which damaged the business, not the lack of customers.


I think there might be something dodgy going on. Apparently, there was a 20 mill hole in the pension pot and now they've found a 10 million loan the board didn't know about.

Amusement under late capitalism is the prolongation of work.
User avatar
Winckle
Technician
Joined in 2008
Location: Liverpool

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Winckle » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:51 pm

This latest high street closure really takes the cake.

User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Preezy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:52 pm

Godzilla wrote:More specialist and more diverse is a good idea. They should also make their stores much larger and smaller.

I was in Bluewater on Monday and saw the HMV store and instantly thought of this post :lol:

User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:55 pm

Thousands of Tesco jobs at risk as bosses look to axe fresh food counters

Reports claim retail giant plans to axe butchers and fishmongers, and trim bakeries among other cuts

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... d-counters

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: 40 light-years outside of the buttermilk nebula

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Jenuall » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:57 pm

Trim bakeries? No thanks, I prefer full fat bakeries myself.

Image
User avatar
Lex-Man
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lex-Man » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:12 pm

Seems like a pretty crap cut. I really like getting a bit of fresh baked bread from the supermarket.

Amusement under late capitalism is the prolongation of work.
User avatar
Robbo-92
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: South Yorkshire

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:06 pm

Yeah Patisserie Valerie is run pretty badly from what I can see and personally while I find the cakes they offer alright I don’t think they’re worth anywhere near the asking price which probably doesn’t help them.

Also, being in a similar job myself to the counter staff at Tesco it really wouldn’t surprise me if the other big supermarkets follow suit, or at least have a huge trim on the operating hours of such departments as having them open near enough the stores opening times makes little sense, especially when some evenings you can go an hour plus without actually serving anyone.

Image

Image
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lagamorph » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:22 pm

I wonder if independent high street butchers will be celebrating this news.

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:23 pm

Supermarket bakeries have always been a bit of a sham, with most products (usually the desserts) shipped in like a regular prepackaged item and sold in such a way as to make the customer believe it’s fresh or been cooked on site. Until recently you never would have known ring doughnuts for example were being sent in frozen (often from Germany) and then defrosted.

Image
User avatar
Godzilla
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Godzilla » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:34 pm

Lidl in store bakery is lovely. Those Portuguese egg custard tarts for under 50p each or as good as get in a great bakery. M and S in-store bakery is the king though. A different level of tasty and very cheap.

Wish my image sig would work
User avatar
RichardUK
Member
Joined in 2015
Location: Nottinghamshire & Bavaria
Contact:

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by RichardUK » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:14 am

KK wrote:Supermarket bakeries have always been a bit of a sham, with most products (usually the desserts) shipped in like a regular prepackaged item and sold in such a way as to make the customer believe it’s fresh or been cooked on site. Until recently you never would have known ring doughnuts for example were being sent in frozen (often from Germany) and then defrosted.


I was a store manager and all our products in the “in store bakery” came in frozen, some such as bread, sausage rolls, cookies etc required cooking but a lot just needed defrosting, they even came in packed and labelled you just had to put a best before sticker on it

Also during my time there was a big shift away from deli counters with most of the stores in my region completely removing them, some stores were not even told and just had a couple of people turn up to take the actual deli counter away while staff were working on it!

With Tesco it’s a shame they are making this move move because when I go shopping I like buying fresh things and trying new things and I am willing to pay a premium for a good selection where as this I feel will be a step back, Morrison’s however must spend a fortune on staff it’s full of various counters

Image
Image
'Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem'
User avatar
Hexx
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Hexx » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:12 am


User avatar
Godzilla
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Godzilla » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:26 am

I only know it from references to it in British Comedies, Bottom and Alan Partridge I think.

Wish my image sig would work
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am

Wait, Oddbins was a real place?

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right

Return to “Stuff”