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Callunna
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Posted -  12/07/2011  :  09:11
Tesco are considering opening a store in Barnoldswick.

They claim it will create 175 jobs and keep shoppers in the town, as well as saving local firm L&P Springs.

There are 2 exhibitions taking place this Friday and Saturday for people to gain more information.

Views, anyone? 


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pluggy
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 12:57
I don't know if they repairing the roof, there was a white sign written van outside the shop and two guys on the lower roof behind the shops sign.  My wife buys most of our greengrocery at Chaudry's too.  Better and cheaper than the supermarkets. 


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Callunna
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 14:09
... and that's the reason why I'm apprehensive about Tesco. There will be lots of benefits to a superstore in town but I suspect Chaudhry's would be one of the first casualties.


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thomo
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 14:53
If Chaudreys is as good as you say, I cannot see why it would become a casualty. I go there for potatoes mainly as they are not prepacked, for example:- Maris Pipers make good crispy chips, which I like, a bag of washed prepacked Maris Pipers does not, they crisp up whilst frying, and go limp when served. The former only applies of course if the spuds are indeed Maris Pipers, the last lot were not. Any potato that is deformed or misshapen has not usually come from a top dealer or grower, nor do they show signs of frost damage in summer, quality spuds have gone before this can occur. I still do not see a list of all the shops that may suffer, or could L&P be sacrificed for one shop?


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Callunna
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 15:47
quote:
thomo wrote:
If Chaudreys is as good as you say, I cannot see why it would become a casualty.

Alas, I suspect the nature of human beings to opt for convenience and cheapness rather than quality will affect the issue. Even a small drop in takings would probably adversely affect them.

But none of us has a crystal ball, so we can only rely on what's happened to other town centres in other similar situations, I suppose. 

I do hope I'm wrong... 


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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 16:35
I will always gladly pay more for a superior product, as long as its within reason, as for Chaudreys, is it their own business or owned by some else? whichever, if another similar shop opened in town, would not this have the same effect, the one that used to be on Newtown was for a while a very good place for veg, and did they not also fall victim to someone round the corner selling just a bit cheaper? they used to buy from Wellocks of Trawden, if it said Maris Piper on the bag, thats what it was. As you say, there are many who will sacrifice quality for a few pence, I will not, deleting the opposition is a way to survive, beating them is a better way forward.


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Big Kev
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 18:01


quote:
thomo wrote:
as for Chaudreys, is it their own business or owned by some else?

They are a Nelson based family business, I believe...


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tripps
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 20:33
Chaudry's leaking roof made me smile since our Tesco has the same problem.  Since they upgraded it toTesco Extra, and increased the floor space, the roof has leaked every time it rains.  Quite unbelievable to see water coming through the light fittings and being captured by strategically placed buckets. Still happens after several years.

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Phil
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 21:32
I visited the Tesco exhibition on Saturday and asked if the reason why they wished to open a store in Barlick is because they lost out to Sainsbury's in Colne, it was as though they had never been interested in opening in Colne. They also want to open a store in Padiham which is starnge as the talk at work is that their store in Accrington may be closed due to a lack of customers gracing its doors.

If the Barlick store does go ahead I cannot see how it will benefit the town centre as it will be too far out for people from out of town to "just nip up there" for a quick look around. Some of the shops that could be affected would be the pet shop, florists, bakers, butchers, newsagents and of course Chaudreys, these would feel the effects first, with others been affected due to the lessening of footfall in the town centre. Lets not forget that Tesco sell all of the goods supplied by those retailers and more besides. The jobs and livlhoods of the people who run those shops will be threatened, just as the jobs at L&P are at risk if the store does not go ahead, as for the 175 jobs that Tesco claim will be created, how many will be full time? As yet I cannot say if I am in favour, or not for the new store as when they are opened they do seem to have an adverse affect on the town centres.


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Callunna
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 23:35

quote:
tripps wrote:
... Since they upgraded it toTesco Extra ... the roof has leaked every time it rains.  Quite unbelievable to see water coming through the light fittings and being captured by strategically placed buckets. Still happens after several years.

Aha! This will be to do with their environmentally friendly policies which they were plugging like mad at the exhibition. Not content to be carbon neutral they are obviously saving and recycling water too.

Note to self: Remember not to patronise their cafe... 

I also forgot to ask how many of the proposed 175 jobs would be actually taken up by Barlickers. Are the jobs at the lower end of the payscale or would it include management positions, for example? And would resident Barlickers be given priority over offcomed 'uns?

Some good points there, Phil. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/07/2011 : 06:05
I don't think Chaudrey's have much to fear. As for the number of jobs created, I've written too many proposals for grants where one of the criteria was how many jobs you create. The creativity is in the numbers, not the jobs. I'd lay a small bet that a proper analysis say five years on including those put out of work by the new outlet would tell a different story, but that will never happen.

The only benefit I can see is that it will sharpen the Cathedral of Choice up.


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Big Kev
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Posted - 18/07/2011 : 09:15
Be interesting to see what will happen to the "One-Stop", in Church St, if the project goes ahead. Will Tesco keep it open?


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tripps
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Posted - 18/07/2011 : 16:03
"And would resident Barlickers be given priority over offcomed 'uns?"

Are you saying there should be discrimination in the job market, on grounds of place of residence?  I wonder what Big Kev thinks of that!Smile



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Posted - 18/07/2011 : 17:20


quote:
tripps wrote:
"And would resident Barlickers be given priority over offcomed 'uns?"

Are you saying there should be discrimination in the job market, on grounds of place of residence?  I wonder what Big Kev thinks of that!Smile

I'm a resident Barlicker.

I'm sure it wouldn't be financially practical for people to travel too far to work at a Tesco store...


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Callunna
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Posted - 18/07/2011 : 18:44
quote:
tripps wrote:
"And would resident Barlickers be given priority over offcomed 'uns?"

Are you saying there should be discrimination in the job market, on grounds of place of residence?  I wonder what Big Kev thinks of that!Smile

Oh for heaven's sake!!!

No. I am not saying there should be discrimination in the job market. If I wanted to say that, I would. But I didn't and I don't. OK?

Why mention Big Kev? I'm obviously well aware of his place of residence but what possible relevance has it got to my question? He lives in Barlick so he's a resident Barlicker. Your point being...???

David - I expected better of you than this - very disappointed. Just cos a couple of s**t stirrers have been escorted out of the door doesn't mean there's a vacancy to fill... Thumbs-downlolol 


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tripps
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Posted - 18/07/2011 : 19:43
Oh dear - can we put the clock back a few hours and start again?   It would take too much typing to explain in detail, so I won't.  I did put a smiley to indicate not too serious.  Certainly didn't mean to annoy anyone.


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