I would imagine most of the would be relocated. Word in the industry is that the COOP is struggling with higher members of staff, I.E. managers, assistant managers, supervisors etc. A lot of the senior team members would have been trained in these roles and other would still be needed in other stores.Good riddance. Let's see if the staff are any more cheerful at the job centre.
It's a problem well known with COOP stores. Half of the custom to my shop comes in because of the poor customer service with the COOP. It's not just one or two stores, it must go right the down to the interview and training process. Unfortunately though the COOP has monopolised a lot of areas, maybe not the North East as they have in other areas, in particular North Yorkshire where in the smaller towns and villages they have no competition at all. That then makes the problem fairly large because customers can't vote with their feet.All those people and the service is still shite.
A lesson for the public sector, there.
These comments are really in relation to the Co op as we see it here in the UK [shops, bank, insurance etc] and not co operatives in the wider mutual sense. It s also a re hash & mash-up of a post made elsewhere in this forum, so apologies if you've heard this all before....Wasn't the COOP formed for the working class, and mostly managed by the working class?
Had to laugh at this part of the article - Shoppers flocked to get their groceries for one last time before the Newgate Street landmark is turned into a six-storey hotel, shops, restaurants and gym complex.Some more on the upcoming development here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nort...g-ready-for-its-new-beginning-72703-30038792/
The store is closing today.
Deflated balloon noises all round. Isn't there some kind of govt legislation that keeps Harvesters to second-rate retail parks?! There should be.Looks as if Mitchells and Butler are putting a Harvester bar in the grouind floor of the Newgate Street Hotel.
Also posted in pubs as it covers both
A bit of competition for the Dixy Chicken that is opening up over the roadIf they grant any more licences in that part of town they should insist on drink only being sold with food. It's not like the patrons of Travelodge cant wander 2 mins in any direction to use an exisiting restaurant.
Yes, very East German.In its last days the Co-op had a very 'Bulgaria 1987' feel about it. I would pop in for a wander round the shelves, decreasing in number and variety daily, and feel sweetly melancholic.