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Started by Nomad, 21-03-18, 10:49AM

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Nottinghamshire store opens in town at site of former Tesco Express
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QuoteA new convenience store has opened in a market town in Nottinghamshire. One Stop is now located at 79 Howbeck Road in Arnold - formerly a Tesco Express.
How does the T&Cs/pay of One Stop compare to Tesco ?
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NightAndDay

#1051
They're worse, they operate on a franchise model, last I checked the Shift Leader equivalents there were paid like, 50p more per hour than CAs at Tesco, and the CA equivalents were on around minimum wage, less than a CA role at Tesco.

On the flip side One Stops used to be low taking stores, so shouldn't be as busy, also because of that, 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 was the norm working pattern.

penguin

Got a one stop near me and the odd time I have been in it was just the owner and a young man who I think is some relation working there, makes Express look well staffed and that is saying something.
Do not let anyone tell you there is not a decent job and life beyond Tesco.

Nomad

Controversial Tesco Express security measure shocks customers
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QuoteCustomers have said they are stunned by security measures put in place at a Lancashire Tesco Express, where shoppers can't enter the store until a staff member lets them in.

The Tesco Express in Central Drive, Blackpool, has enforced a security measure requiring a staff member to press a button to let a customer in, which has caused controversy among shoppers.
Good or bad  :question:
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penguin

I guess if it keeps known shoplifters or those who have been abusive out then it has some benefit, I just wonder on what grounds the call is made to allow someone in or not, going to be a nightmare for the person who has to make the call to say who can and cannot come in. Reminds one of the pandemic really and the flack some customers gave us when asking people to wait outside to comply with social distancing rules.
Do not let anyone tell you there is not a decent job and life beyond Tesco.

Nomad

Tesco to revamp in-store bakery offering nationwide
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QuoteTesco is to roll out a nationwide revamp of its bakeries, with new layouts and almost 30 new product lines, The Grocer can reveal.

The supermarket will carry out the move this month following last summer's trial of the new concept, called simply The Bakery, at some of its larger format stores.
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whatajoke2019

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/tesco-accused-breaking-law-over-30191604

First Lidl and their court action now Which? are raising a complaint too...

Nomad

Tesco could be breaking law on Clubcard pricing
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It found a 700g bottle in Tesco for which the label showed the standard price to be £3.90, or 55.7p per 100g.
QuoteA prominent Clubcard label showed the same size bottle on offer at £3.50, but the unit price, which would be 50p per 100g, was not given.

A 910g bottle of the same ketchup on the shelf below was priced at £3.99, or 43.8p per 100g, for all shoppers, making it the cheapest option per 100g.

Which? argued many shoppers would wrongly assume the Clubcard option was the best deal available.
Based on the above I would also say the pricing information is confusing  8-)
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BritishRacingGreen

Thing is ... Maybe folk don't go for the best deal but for the cheapest option of what they want and take points into account. Me - I take the Clubcard option cos the points pay my phone bill.

londoner83

There must be a reason why this information isn't on the label as I doubt its a unforeseen over sight...

Could it be many of the products we promote as on offer are actually still more expensive than other pack sizes that aren't on offer.

Nomad

londoner83, nail on the head  8-)
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NightAndDay

The price per unit is actually critical information for a lot of people, especially in Cash and Carries where they make their money through the economies of scale through their business.

The issue here is that even if the customer is fully aware that there is a cheaper version of the same product that isn't being promoted, the fact the likely smaller more expensive version of the product is advertised as a saving when at the same time there is the same product in a different quantity that's actually cheaper in terms of cost per unit and likely not as easy to spot is in itself misleading.

Nomad

Apparently One-Stop also has yellow labels without a unit price.
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Nomad

Lidl can have injunction to stop Tesco infringing trademark, London court rules
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QuoteLONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - German-owned discount supermarket Lidl can have an injunction to stop rival Tesco (TSCO.L) copying its logo, London's High Court has ruled, despite hearing it will cost Tesco nearly 8 million pounds ($10.2 million) to remove them all.
Do GAs change promo signage in store ?
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whatajoke2019

They do indeed Nomad.



Hammer10

Another overpaid rich person given a job which there is no need for the millions he is going to be paid should go in the kitty for the staff in stores.

Nomad

Yeovil Tesco announces big changes to free parking rules
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QuoteNow, between 6am and 10pm, the maximum stay is two hours, while between 10pm and 12am the maximum stay is one hour. Also, between 12am and 6am Monday to Saturday, and 6pm and 12am on Sunday, the maximum stay is 15 minutes.
There is no hard and fast consensus as to whether 12am or 12pm is midday or midnight, however there is consensus that for the sake of clarity "midday" or "midnight" could be written instead of 12am/12pm.

But then one would not expect those cocooned in HO to know that.  :)
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'Our Tesco smells like poo and has done for six years - they need to do something!'
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QuoteCustomers visiting the Tesco supermarket in Warndon, Worcester have expressed their disgust at the lingering "gross poo smell" that permeates the entire supermarket.

Complaints about the odour first surfaced in 2017, with drainage issues suspected as the cause.
This sort of complaint is not uncommon, so it's not just roofs that are suspect quality.
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lucgeo

Yep ours also! The customer toilets would back up, was and still is an ongoing problem. Even worse after a torrential downpour!

Part of the sewage drains run under the shop floor with covers emitting the stench!  :-X
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penguin

Quote from: Nomad on 21-07-23, 10:57AM'Our Tesco smells like poo and has done for six years - they need to do something!'
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QuoteCustomers visiting the Tesco supermarket in Warndon, Worcester have expressed their disgust at the lingering "gross poo smell" that permeates the entire supermarket.

Complaints about the odour first surfaced in 2017, with drainage issues suspected as the cause.
This sort of complaint is not uncommon, so it's not just roofs that are suspect quality.
Problem is nothing is ever looked after from a maintaince point of view, hence roof and toilet issues all the time. We had a toilet cistern leaking in one store for about five years, once a day someone would be sent to empty the bucket under said cistern, you can only imagine how much water was wasted. It finally got fixed when we had a director due to visit, along with various other things that had been waiting years. I guess its ok for the staff and customers to have water leaks and bad smells but not someone in charge who comes once in a blue moon.
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oldfashionedplayer

our toilets leak into the costa probably every few months? theres stains from the cistern tanks, been there for months... we just have the large lottery standing signs just infront of it... lol

if its broke its definitely not getting fixed.... chased stuff like that for years and even council and environmental health won't do anything about it.

lucgeo

#1073
Maintenance today compared to many years ago is non comparable.

You'd have a full time maintenance man for each store ( yes they were all men in those days) who knew what they were doing and dealt with the day to day repairs and liaised with the HO to get the big jobs done and a job number booked in!

Now they have a couple of odd job people in teams that cover several stores in their area, spending one or two days per week in that store. I still see them in different stores, mainly the Costa :-X

Now, more than ever, they need a good maintenance team who are specialists and can go in to deal with the constant problems and upkeep, especially as a great deal of Tesco stores are old in comparison to the new stores being built by the discounters, with all the new regulations.

It was common to have sewage drains running beneath a building years ago when the old stores were built or bought. They'd need to shut the stores, and pull up the floors to get to any problems underneath, highlighted by a probe camera running through the system.

Perhaps another survey needed of age of store and sewage problems  ???
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Nomad

Tesco warned after fuel price increase in Inverclyde
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QuoteRIP-OFF Tesco bosses have abandoned a promise to the people of Inverclyde and hiked up vehicle fuel prices - despite rivals SLASHING theirs.
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