I'm glad. Any retail supermarket selling basic goods at the front of the store is a massive no. Means the average customer can pick his products out and leave.
Whole idea (traditionally at least) was to get customers spending time in the store, products scattered across the shop floor to maximise time spent in a supermarket. Although, I imagine shopping has changed with online becoming a dominant force.
My Tesco online shopping experience in comparison to other supermarket is far better!
Moving bread to the rear of the store coincided with buying an artisan bakery, described as a master stroke, 'fitting like a hand in a glove' by the Ev. Std. Shoppers will know that Lidl & others still keep their bread right at the front of the store & that onsite bakeries came at the expense of Carpark spaces/customer toilets in some cases.
Purley was in fact, 1 of the 1st 3 sites to trial the Extra format, particularly usefull to local residents - untill then the multiplicity of sevices it offered, were only to be found in a trip to Croyden.
Horwich being revamped = a bit of an uplift outside to the sign and entrance + clothing and electronic section flooring and arrangement made to be more attractive. Was hardly a revamp.
Purley would hardly call that a revamp LOL.
I can tell you tonnes about Horwich; - store is cramped in various parts, you just want to get your stuff and leave. - promotional stock is dumped at corners and end of isles. - checkouts are dirty and grubby, with the limited amount of space you're practically sandwiched with a trolley infront and behind. (people take at this store take their trolley shopping to self-check out, which then obviously creates mass queue's). - fridges and freezes; on some of them the glass is misty and you can't even see the products that well - parts of the store (i.e. the shelves themselves, shelf signs and promotion, isle titles, flooring, checkouts) obviously these are small individual points but combined they make the store look a good 20+ years old. Hardly inviting, which was my original point.
JP: Tesco Extra Purley was completly revamped in Aug 2013, Horwich in Oct 2015, ( including 6 instore High St. Brands such as Burtons, Pavers & Evans) to the approval of local shopers surveyed. In addition product lines have been completly revised. Perhaps you can tell us what displeased you?
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