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Title: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: jimbo4563 on 10-07-18, 11:21AM
I have read today that Aldi and Lidl are closing at 3pm if England get to World cup final. Who thinks Tesco should follow suit?
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Equalizer87 on 10-07-18, 11:26AM
Not a chance in hell
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: rayinski on 10-07-18, 11:44AM
They should follow suit, then again, they should have come up with this first. Oh wait, I forgot the big bosses don't work weekends.  (-*-)
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: captain on 10-07-18, 12:14PM
Would be a great gesture, wonder if staff would lose an hour's pay?
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Peppa17 on 10-07-18, 12:51PM
Shame Aldi & Lidl have to lead the way....Tesco is English company....you’d have thought they would of shown support.....oh wait this comment belongs to the ‘remember when’ thread!
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: his scots tie on 10-07-18, 01:19PM
Pigs might fly.They would make you work time back as well.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: bobbywm on 10-07-18, 01:45PM
Pigs might fly.They would make you work time back as well.
but if they made you work time back.  Would it still not be worth it..  just to see a piece of history.  Should your Team make the Final
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Happy Days on 10-07-18, 01:47PM
Even though I have no time for tesco senior management. I am convinced that when England reach the final tesco will close early as well. Its coming home
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Bleh on 10-07-18, 01:52PM
Not a chance large format will be open as usual and express until 11pm, business as usual don’t get your hopes up for anything different.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Hammer10 on 10-07-18, 02:15PM
They can't even support staff by paying a decent wage so why would they support the England team.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: FarmerFred on 10-07-18, 02:18PM
Given the demographic that Aldi/Lidl largely serve I suspect that the shops would be nearly empty anyway, closing early will be saving money...
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: hesketh on 10-07-18, 03:45PM
The only way Tesco will close early is after a hugely publicised earlier opening.

"We are giving our valued customers an extra chance to stock up with their match essentials".......
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: gomezz on 10-07-18, 04:50PM
Final is on Sunday so non-express stores close at 4pm anyway (excluding Scotland who won't be interested anyway).  Don't see the problem?

In any case I bet the Germans have got a good price at the bookies to offset any loss of business should England be playing in the final.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: jester21 on 10-07-18, 04:51PM
I would be shocked if they close as PI dept need to do the labels before 12pm to get legal!
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: captain on 10-07-18, 05:17PM
Can any price increases or decreases for a week, simples
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: just curious on 10-07-18, 06:01PM
There's more chance that Tosco would want to stay open till six pm / eight pm like they did when the Olympics were on so you could still shop if you were not interested in football and escape the game or if you were to be watching football you could shop after the match .  :-X :-X :o :o
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: trolleyboy96 on 10-07-18, 09:14PM
No chance, stock control routines to do, pi, twilight stores have to fill the shop, more chance of double time back on Sunday....
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: helpme on 10-07-18, 09:18PM
Our store was completely empty while the quarter final was being played.
All the managers (including SM) and their flunkies were near the front of the store with beer and nibbles watching the match on a TV set up for customers.
While 75% of the tills were open and the poor sods had to sit there waiting for non existing customers and were not even allowed to watch it on their phones!
So in all probabilities it will be just normal hours.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Crocodile Dundee Centre on 10-07-18, 09:54PM
The Germans know full well English fans will be anywhere other than  a supermarket by 4pm

Probably cost them more to stay open empty than to close an empty store at 3pm

PR exercise only

Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: londoner83 on 10-07-18, 10:45PM
Also less chance of  people calling in sick if store shuts at 3pm. Tesco will more than likely stay open till 4pm, take peanuts in takings after 3pm and see a huge spike in one day absence. Morale will dip just before the next WMTY launches.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: GreenGrocer on 10-07-18, 11:00PM
Morale will dip ??? It’s at rock bottom just now. The TMs are trying hard but too little to late. Hard but not hard enough.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Wearethehearts on 11-07-18, 09:47AM
DL is about to ask the government if he can open longer should England reach the final , nothing better than your minions making the money while your off enjoying your weekend
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Darth Tosco on 11-07-18, 12:25PM
Lidl are the official supermarket of the England team (go figure) so can understand them shutting.  Tesco are reluctant to close for Christmas day, so not a chance for a footy match.  I'm guessing the disabled toilets will be permanently engaged as someone will be in there watching it on wifi. lol
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: GreenGrocer on 11-07-18, 12:35PM
This is a staff announcement could the owner of the engaged toilet please go to the staff reception.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: madness on 11-07-18, 12:40PM
Our store was completely empty while the quarter final was being played.
All the managers (including SM) and their flunkies were near the front of the store with beer and nibbles watching the match on a TV set up for customers.
While 75% of the tills were open and the poor sods had to sit there waiting for non existing customers and were not even allowed to watch it on their phones!
So in all probabilities it will be just normal hours.

In general. And please note i'm saying this in general. Checkouts is staffed by mostly woman of an older age who have zero interest in the football and have been complaining about it being on all the time.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: gomezz on 11-07-18, 01:01PM
someone will be in there watching it on wifi. lol
They would be lucky to get a good enough wi-fi signal to listen to it in our store.  :(
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Welshie on 11-07-18, 05:47PM
When England make the final , Iceland will close all uk stores at 2pm and staff will be paid for full shift .
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Duracell on 11-07-18, 06:50PM
If England make the Final on Sunday they should declare Monday an extraordinary Bank Holiday because win or lose there will be many sore heads Monday Morning.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Twinkeltoes1 on 11-07-18, 09:48PM
Not a problem now! It aint coming home
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Me2015 on 11-07-18, 09:49PM
No need to worry about it now guys!
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: Duracell on 11-07-18, 10:25PM
 Are we suprised ... Teresa May probably extending a soft Brexit to Wcexit.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: cityboy on 12-07-18, 12:43PM
Eh?
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: cityboy on 12-07-18, 12:58PM
Well played England!! Third or Forth place, better than Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Scotland, etc. ( I put that last one in to wind people up! ).
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: carlh on 13-07-18, 11:40AM
Scotland?? Lol a team of blind nuns could beat them.
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: BahBlah on 13-07-18, 12:05PM
Didn't realise that when everyone was going round shouting 'its coming home', they meant the team. Not the cup. :D ;D
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: lucgeo on 13-07-18, 05:12PM
   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: sfo on 13-07-18, 07:55PM
The way they turned out in the second half I reckon someone from our canteen was passing out the oranges
Title: Re: Will Tesco follow suit with Aldi andLidl and close early if England get to final
Post by: just curious on 14-07-18, 04:52PM
im shocked  :o :o , you have canteen staff and oranges . You must be working in head office .