Non League Matters - The Continuation of Tonys english Football Site 



  Main Index MAIN
INDEX
Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN

Home: Non Football Related: General Chat:
Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet?

 

First page Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next page Last page  View All


Whiskey Coates
First Team Sub


Jan 30, 2015, 4:25 PM

Posts: 981
Location: Bridlington
Team(s): Bridlington Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Scarborough FC.

Post #51 of 232 (10522 views)
Shortcut
Re: [kirby knitters] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for 1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


2 x 4 pints of any milk for 1.60 at Farm Foods.


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Jan 30, 2015, 4:46 PM

Posts: 9635
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #52 of 232 (10511 views)
Shortcut
Re: [kirby knitters] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for 1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


Farmers moaning? I've never known that beforeWink

The supermarket should be absorbing the cost as a loss leader to get people in


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Jan 30, 2015, 5:01 PM

Posts: 9635
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #53 of 232 (10497 views)
Shortcut
Re: [acmold] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
The closure of WH Smiths in Chatham has been confirmed, and I suspect more will follow, and also Tesco is closing their Chatham storeUnsure


In our local shopping centre both W.H. Smiths and the Co-op have virtually no customers and staff stand around tiddling their thumbs, it does not help that the likes of Iceland. Wilko, B&M's, 99p shop, Poundland, etc, etc are all in the same centre selling the same things for far less money.


The only WH Smiths I have seen looking anything like busy are those at railway stations which charge the proverbial arm and a leg for a sandwich.

The one in Chatham used to have two floors but the top floor went a few years ago when they stopped doing DVD's and CD's and now it's succumbed to total closure. They also relocated to a smaller shop at Bluewater a few years ago.


dottirofhod
Man City Transfer Target!


Jan 30, 2015, 5:28 PM

Posts: 13732
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)

Post #54 of 232 (10490 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Whiskey Coates] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for 1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


2 x 4 pints of any milk for 1.60 at Farm Foods.


My own favourite is Cravendale , lovely and creamy , usually priced at 2 x 4 pints for 3. Good shelf life and upto 6 days when opened !
Try it.
No connection to the Cravendale family.
Come back Jamesie Tongue , you told me we would have a whole thread just for foodie things.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/



(This post was edited by dottirofhod on Jan 30, 2015, 5:29 PM)


colpic
Chelsea Transfer Target


Jan 30, 2015, 5:45 PM

Posts: 3369
Location: North West Lincolnshire
Team(s): Scotter United (Scunthorpe League), AFC Telford(home town club),

Post #55 of 232 (10476 views)
Shortcut
Re: [dottirofhod] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!



The big cheeses made a good living for many years, they really creamed it in.


Yo gurt to admire them really.



Where's the 'ignore this poster' button?


Loiner
First Team Star

Jan 30, 2015, 7:30 PM

Posts: 2553
Location: North of the Aire
Team(s): None. A supporter of grassroots football

Post #56 of 232 (10437 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for 1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom


Quite a few are below 1. 89p in Aldi and Iceland stores.


aiwa
Reserve Team Regular

Jan 30, 2015, 7:46 PM

Posts: 656
Location: Birmingham
Team(s):

Post #57 of 232 (10428 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Loiner] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for 1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom


Quite a few are below 1. 89p in Aldi and Iceland stores.


Not only is this bad for the sustainability and quality of dairy farming, it encourages waste. However, the old pricing structure for milk never seemed quite right to me. Why not 49p for one pint (as now), 80p for two and 1.40 for four. People would still get a good deal, they would only buy what they need, and farmers might get a fairer price.


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Mar 12, 2015, 7:24 AM

Posts: 6016
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #58 of 232 (9738 views)
Shortcut
Re: [aiwa] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Morrisons have just posted a 52% drop in profits....that's gotta hurt.




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



Veteran
Man City Transfer Target!

Mar 12, 2015, 9:08 AM

Posts: 6228
Location:
Team(s):

Post #59 of 232 (9716 views)
Shortcut
Re: [colpic] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or


In Reply To

In Reply To

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!



The big cheeses made a good living for many years, they really creamed it in.


Yo gurt to admire them really.


------------------------------------------------------------------

Very Krafty. But curd you see your whey to stop churning these comments out - they are Edam nuisance !


(This post was edited by Veteran on Mar 12, 2015, 9:08 AM)


oxpete
Chelsea Transfer Target


Mar 12, 2015, 10:47 AM

Posts: 4497
Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

Post #60 of 232 (9697 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Morrisons have just posted a 52% drop in profits....that's gotta hurt.


Another national chain run by muppets.

Part of Morrisons' problem has been their huge growth over the past ten years, taking over Safeways in 2004 and expanding into new areas of the country like Scotland and southern England. The only way to finance this sort of growth (plus the bonuses and posh cars that the management think they deserve for 'creating' such growth) is to open even more new shops and hope for even more new customers.

A situation like this comes to resemble a dodgy pyramid scheme, because all the time the customers are shopping in your shops and the money is in the tills, then the banks are happy to carry on financing the building and stocking of the extra shops you need to in turn finance this growth. The second something goes wrong - Morrisons are well known for un-competitive pricing, a lousy website, poor internet shopping, their piss-poor attempt at small convenience stores, etc - the whole thing is going to begin to fall down around their ears.

The general belief is that if you're the big cheese of one of these national retail companies, you can safely hang around for five years, force in your own ideas, see them succeed, then safely leave with bonus and pension intact and any mess left for the next mug to deal with. Morrisons' CEO Dalton Phillips announced in January that he was stepping down, conveniently exactly five years after he took the post! Nice one, Dalton! Under Dalton's watch, a Morrisons convenience store opened in Headington in Oxford (very close to the site of the old Manor Ground) in October 2013, and was such an umitigated disaster that it closed just THIRTEEN MONTHS later in Novemebr 2014! A proper disaster for anyone on minimum wage who suddenly found themselves out of work. And what sort of bonus do you think Dalton will be walking off with in the near future?

The crying shame is that Morrisons are an old family firm who for most of their history were family run and loyal to their home region and to their workers, living within the financial means of the company and growing at a sensible and sustainable rate. Their recent losses aren't just financial, but also the morals and beliefs that they used to work by.


Whiskey Coates
First Team Sub


Mar 12, 2015, 8:31 PM

Posts: 981
Location: Bridlington
Team(s): Bridlington Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Scarborough FC.

Post #61 of 232 (9625 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Whiskey Coates] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
2 x 4 pints of any milk for 1.60 at Farm Foods.


1.50 now.


acmold
Man City Transfer Target!

Mar 13, 2015, 11:21 AM

Posts: 14497
Location:
Team(s):

Post #62 of 232 (9359 views)
Shortcut
Re: [oxpete] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or

As an aside since the demise of the Manor Ground the London Road and Old Road has almost become a shopping no go area. Most of the traditional shops have gone to replaced by numerous Charity Shops, Coffee Shops and other over priced outlets selling poncy food, including Dong Dong's Wok Bar.

Many of the older shops were doing a fair percentage of their business on matchdays and the fall in income was just to much. Even the local pubs are a shadow of their former selves and I think the QG a very famous pub in the area is no more. The Brit, Standard, White House, QG, Black Boy, etc, etc used to be heaving on matchdays and in the 80's and early 90's at 10am due to Oxford's unusual opening hours.

I remember being in the Quarry Gate after Oxford had beaten the Villa to get to Wembley in 1986 until the wee small hours, the placed was packed. The local constabulary turned a blind eye that night.


oxpete
Chelsea Transfer Target


Mar 31, 2015, 1:52 PM

Posts: 4497
Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

Post #63 of 232 (9034 views)
Shortcut
Re: [acmold] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Kingfisher Group have announced that they are to close around sixty branches of B&Q, although hopefully some of the job losses will transfer to the sixty Screwfix branches (like B&Q, but tend to be aimed at the building trade rather than DIYers).

The decline in people brave enough to tackle their own DIY jobs has been blamed.


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Apr 29, 2015, 4:10 PM

Posts: 9635
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #64 of 232 (8770 views)
Shortcut
Re: [oxpete] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I went into WH Smith in Maidstone today and it looked like they had more staff than customers, just a few doors along and there were the usual queues at the checkouts in Poundland, sign of the times I guess!

Apparently though there is outrage in Tunbridge Wells at the prospect of Poundland opening a store there and lowering the tonePirate


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Apr 29, 2015, 4:29 PM

Posts: 6016
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #65 of 232 (8762 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Can't they call it Two Poundland?




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



Uncle Ian
Youth Team Sub


Apr 29, 2015, 11:38 PM

Posts: 158
Location:
Team(s):

Post #66 of 232 (8715 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

WH Smith is in terminal decline. If it wasnt for post offices the high street stores would br gone by now. Where I live the queues for the post counters go up an aisle of sweets and people are just helping themselves.


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Apr 30, 2015, 8:23 AM

Posts: 9635
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #67 of 232 (8677 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Uncle Ian] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
WH Smith is in terminal decline. If it wasnt for post offices the high street stores would br gone by now. Where I live the queues for the post counters go up an aisle of sweets and people are just helping themselves.


Oh dear, people nicking sweets isn't going to help their causeUnsure

The trouble is that just about everything WH Smith sell has been superseded by the internet.


acmold
Man City Transfer Target!

Apr 30, 2015, 8:29 AM

Posts: 14497
Location:
Team(s):

Post #68 of 232 (8676 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or

Or much cheaper in a shop 20 yards away. My local Smiths is next to the 99p shop and 30 yards from Wilkco so anyone buying stationary, cards, etc never ventures across Smiths threshold these days.
And for the few people who still read newspapers there are 5 or 6 outlets within 100 yards selling them so people just pick them up in other shops. In fact I don't think Smiths stock all daily papers now as I quite often see Smiths staff buying papers from the Co-op, the Sun and Times seem to ring a bell?.


oxpete
Chelsea Transfer Target


Apr 24, 2016, 8:15 AM

Posts: 4497
Location: Oxford
Team(s): Pompey

Post #69 of 232 (8046 views)
Shortcut
Re: [acmold] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Interesting article in the papers today...

http://www.theguardian.com/...ng-shoppers-slowdown

...about a further slowdown of shoppers' spending on UK high streets, which is down -0.9% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with 2015. The same usual excuses rolled out - the internet, the weather, lack of money, boring chains, lack of independents, etc - but some individual town have seen some real dives in numbers of shoppers.

Worst footfall declines - 2015 to 2016:
Newcastle ......... -9.95%
Stoke-On-Trent .. -8.1%
Chelmsford ....... -7.7%
Lincoln ............ -7.1%
Cambridge ........ -6.8%


There are some towns with growth, but nothing terribly spectacular...

Best Performers - 2015 to 2016:
Ashford .......... +1.6%
Romford ......... +1.2%
(DonQuixote buying himself a new whistle! Wink)
Epsom ........... +0.9%
Nottingham ...... +0.9%
Crawley .......... +0.5%
Exeter ............. +0.1%
Kingston-on-Thames .... 0.0%



Ronsdog
First Team Star


Apr 24, 2016, 12:58 PM

Posts: 2669
Location: Sarf London
Team(s): Lowestoft Town, Crystal Palace

Post #70 of 232 (7993 views)
Shortcut
Re: [oxpete] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

BHS, a shop I've never visited in my five decades plus on the planet , is suffering.

When Philip Greene unloaded it for 1 some months back the writing was on the wall.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35884091


(This post was edited by Ronsdog on Apr 24, 2016, 1:01 PM)


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Apr 24, 2016, 2:01 PM

Posts: 6016
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #71 of 232 (7964 views)
Shortcut
Re: [oxpete] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Have you ever been shopping in Romford? Unsure

I give my bespoke tailor a buzz and get him
around mi casa for a private fitting...

Looking at Newcastle in particular, that's a massive drop - 10%




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Apr 24, 2016, 3:09 PM

Posts: 11786
Location:
Team(s):

Post #72 of 232 (7942 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Have you ever been shopping in Romford? Unsure

I give my bespoke tailor a buzz and get him
around mi casa for a private fitting...

Looking at Newcastle in particular, that's a massive drop - 10%

Is he called Primark? Sly



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


pitch 63
First Team Star

Apr 24, 2016, 7:52 PM

Posts: 2102
Location:
Team(s):

Post #73 of 232 (7901 views)
Shortcut
Re: [UKPunk] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
Have you ever been shopping in Romford? Unsure

I give my bespoke tailor a buzz and get him
around mi casa for a private fitting...

Looking at Newcastle in particular, that's a massive drop - 10%

Is he called Primark? Sly


Didn't know Poundsaver did tailoring. Come to think of it they might do as I have never ventured inside a Poundsaver.


Tykeoldboy
Chelsea Transfer Target


Apr 24, 2016, 8:37 PM

Posts: 3268
Location:
Team(s): Doncaster Rovers, Everton, Mablethorpe

Post #74 of 232 (7882 views)
Shortcut
Re: [pitch 63] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

All part of Mr Osbourne's plan, "we're all in it together" up to our necks, unless your wealthy. I remember the early 1980's and I hope we never get back to those days of boarded up high streets but Pound shops should at least keep some shop units open.



The feeling of utter devastation when you pick up your mug and realise you already finished your tea.


robert1988
Youth Team Star

Apr 24, 2016, 11:59 PM

Posts: 319
Location: Grantham
Team(s): Grantham Town, Manchester City, Rangers, The New Saints, Knighton Town.

Post #75 of 232 (7843 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Tykeoldboy] Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet? [In reply to] Can't Post or

I did notice that Rhyl is now a ghost town with all the shops closing and moving to Prestatyn.
Plus to answer the thread question, I think the next one to go could be a well known supermarket. everyone goes to pound shops and bargain shops, ones that have similar names and are actually cheaper.

First page Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next page Last page  View All
 
 


free hit counters

Search for (options) HOSTED BY SUMMIT SOCCER v.1.2.3