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Re: Everything to do with Shops...Colwyn Bay
« Reply #2160 on: December 02, 2020, 01:47:11 PM »
Poundland will open its latest North Wales store in Colwyn Bay on 'Super-Saturday'  this weekend.

They have taken on the former Poundstretcher store in the Bay View Centre.    ref DP

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Re: Everything to do with Shops....CHEMIST
« Reply #2161 on: December 04, 2020, 02:19:24 PM »
A CHEMIST that dispenses more than 18,000 items per month has been sold.

Swettenham Chemists is housed within a single-storey, brick-built extension of the main Craig Y Don Medical Centre in Llandudno.

It has been purchased by Camella Healthcare Limited, a small group of Independent NHS Community Pharmacies operating from three sites along the North Wales coast.

The pharmacy was previously owned by Ian and Dawn Swettenham. The couple own and operate six pharmacies around the UK.

Mrs Swettenham said: “We own and operate six pharmacies around the UK, with Swettenham Chemists being the only one in Wales. We purchased the pharmacy in 1999 and, in 2005, relocated it to its current site in the Craig Y Don Medical Centre, where it has found great success. We’ve really enjoyed serving the Llandudno community for the last 21 years, but decided it was time to sell the branch to release more time to concentrate on our businesses closer to home in Chester.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2162 on: December 09, 2020, 03:00:42 PM »
Hopefully others will do the same... &shake&

Two of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have bowed to pressure and are repaying more than £850m in business rates relief they accepted from the UK government to help the supermarkets deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

In a surprise move, Tesco announced its decision to repay £585m on Wednesday morning. Morrisons followed suit, saying it would repay its £274m of financial support on Wednesday evening.

The government introduced the 12-month business rates holiday in March because it feared the pandemic would strain retailers’ finances, potentially threatening their ability to feed the country. However, the reality proved very different, with big supermarkets enjoying a sales boost, albeit with higher costs.

They have been under growing pressure to return the cash to the government, especially when they have paid out big dividends to shareholders. Tesco paid its investors £315m in October .

Tesco said “every penny” of the rates relief had been spent on responding to the pandemic, but that in making the repayment it was “conscious of our responsibilities to society”. It has said the pandemic added £725m to its costs. Morrisons said its costs had risen by £270m.

In total, the big six supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl – were in line for £1.9bn in business tax relief during the current tax year, according to figures from Altus Group, a property adviser.

The discounter B&M received a £38m business rates holiday in the first half of its financial year, and has paid out a special dividend of £250m after doubling its profits during the pandemic. .

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2163 on: December 09, 2020, 04:13:22 PM »
I think I heard that Marks and Spencer were not going to pay back the business rate relief, Link : You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #2164 on: December 09, 2020, 05:32:20 PM »
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I think I heard that Marks and Spencer were not going to pay back the business rate relief, Link : You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Thanks for that, it will be interesting to see what happens.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2165 on: December 16, 2020, 02:33:09 PM »
Boxing Day sales off in Wales ahead of lockdown on 28 December

Non-essential shops in Wales will close from the end of trading on Christmas Eve, with the country going into a stay-at-home lockdown four days later.

Close-contact services, such as hair salons, will also have to shut before Christmas, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.

All pubs, cafes and restaurants will close at 18:00 GMT on Christmas Day.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2166 on: December 26, 2020, 02:55:18 PM »
There is a shop in Penrhyn Bay, the Premier Broadway news & convenience store which has a fantastic selection of cards there and all at very reasonable prices and that's where I bought the Christmas card for Mrs H.
Every year they have a tradition  at Christmas time that when you make a purchase they give you a raffle ticket with a chance of  winning  a prize and they put your phone number on the stub so that they can notify you if you are lucky enough to win.
Anyway this year the phone rang on Christmas Eve and we were lucky enough to have won a prize so we went down there and selected a box of Thornton's chocolates            $good$
I bought a couple of Lotto tickets just in case my luck is still in

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2167 on: January 06, 2021, 02:26:53 PM »
ARGOS has confirmed that it is to vacate its current base on Mostyn Champneys Retail Park.         ref Pioneer

A spokesperson for the catalogue retailer said notice had been given on the building.

It is understood, although not yet confirmed, that the retailer will move to a new building in the town.

An Argos spokesperson told the Pioneer: “The landlord for our Llandudno store has given notice.

"We’re looking into other options for this site and will keep our colleagues and customers updated.”

In December, the Pioneer reported that Argos in Colwyn Bay had shut for good.

Sainbury’s, which owns the high street retailer, said it would close down its standalone stores that had not reopened since March 2020, as well as an extra 300 stores across the UK.


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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2168 on: January 06, 2021, 02:31:19 PM »
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ARGOS has confirmed that it is to vacate its current base on Mostyn Champneys Retail Park.         ref Pioneer
"We’re looking into other options for this site and will keep our colleagues and customers updated.”

Checkout girl in ALDI said they were looking to take over the site so they could expand
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« Reply #2169 on: January 06, 2021, 03:24:46 PM »
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ARGOS has confirmed that it is to vacate its current base on Mostyn Champneys Retail Park.         ref Pioneer
"We’re looking into other options for this site and will keep our colleagues and customers updated.”
Checkout girl in ALDI said they were looking to take over the site so they could expand
When I mentioned the story to Mrs H, she told me there had been a lot of talk on FB, as you said, about Aldi expanding into Argos, but she also said there was talk of Halford's moving into the old Maplin store and Argos taking over the Halfords site, it has also been mentioned that the McDonald site will become a car park for the expanded Aldi store ?..........a right old game of musical chairs.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2170 on: January 06, 2021, 03:58:08 PM »
There is an application on CCBC planning application site for a variation of planning permission to allow an extended range of goods to be sold at Unit AA on Mostyn Champneys. That unit is currently Carpetright. In the application it mentions Aldi Store wants to expand into the adjacent Argos Unit & will be putting a second application in to accommodate a Costa Coffee Cafe.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2171 on: January 11, 2021, 09:47:03 AM »
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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2172 on: January 11, 2021, 11:39:03 AM »
We recently bought a new washing machine from a local business and it was no more expensive than buying from Curry's and the service was better.
On the other hand I have never quite understood why the produce at farmers markets is more expensive than at supermarkets when the objective was originally to cut out the middle and and give more of the profit to the producer.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Reply #2173 on: January 13, 2021, 10:18:26 AM »
The collapsed retail giant Edinburgh Woollen Mill(EWM) has been saved

A rescue deal will now protect 1,453 jobs and keep 246 stores from closing for good, administrators have confirmed

However, 119 stores have permanently closed and 485 staff have been made redundant, administrators FRP said - in addition to the 866 redundancies announced when the group collapsed last November.

Owner Philip Day is understood to have lined up a series of international investors who will provide the cash it needs to continue trading, the Press Association reports.    ref DP

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Re: Everything to do with Shops............Superdrug
« Reply #2174 on: January 14, 2021, 05:10:01 PM »
Superdrug is temporarily closing a number of its stores in North Wales as lockdown hits footfall.

The health and beauty retailer had kept all its shops open when Wales went into lockdown on December 20 as they are classed as an essential retailer.

But a number of stores have now announced they will close after Saturday.

Rhyl, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay stores have all said they will close after 5pm that day.

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Re: Everything to do with Shops............Superdrug
« Reply #2174 on: January 14, 2021, 05:10:01 PM »