Posts Tagged with "Waitrose"

Waitrose decimated trade in Wimborne, Dorset

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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We’ve had the same battle with the local council over a Waitrose opening in Wimborne. We’ve been through the whole planning process but that’s all it is – a process.  It was a done deal right from the start and NOTHING was going to stop it.  There is no such thing as democracy. The council [...]

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Charles in Huge Secret Deal with Waitrose

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Prince Charles, renowned for his aversion to “monstrous carbuncle” buildings, has spent £38m on an industrial depot in Milton Keynes as part of a £102m series of confidential property deals, The Independent has revealed. The purchase of the vast supermarket warehouse through his estate – one of the single largest  acquisitions by the Duchy of Cornwall in [...]

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Duchy under attack – Again

Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Anti-royalists will descend on Cornwall today to rally support for a campaign to abolish the Duchy of Cornwall, Prince Charles’ £728m land and property portfolio. Campaigners want the 53,000-hectare estate, most of which lies in the south-west, to be handed over to local people to boost the rural economy. The protest comes amid growing disquiet [...]

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Who’s paying for what?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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A thought occured to me today. We all know how deeply interdependent all the various pieces of the proposed TEDC are supposed to be. Waitrose, for instance, has to be on the Tregurra Valley site and not in the middle of town because of its commitment to Taste of Cornwall. Taste of Cornwall isn’t big [...]

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When is a bribe not a bribe?

Friday, February 24, 2012

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This week’s news of the Waitrose offer: rent free premises and an interest free loan to Taste of Cornwall is truly the stuff of scandal, except the word has little meaning today when big business continually gets away with unscrupulous practise. The big question is: when is a bribe not a bribe? However, campaigners against [...]

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Is the Taste of Cornwall a Waitrose “Good Cause”?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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Perhaps it is. By offering the “Taste of Cornwall” rent free premises and up to £1M of interest-free money they must regard them as worthy of charity because, according to the recently released documents, the business model relies on this and would not work on its own. What a bitter pill for the independent retailers [...]

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Bert Biscoe asks for some open disclosure.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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The recent tribunal decision that the Duchy of Cornwall is, in fact, a public body, and therefore subject to the Freedom of Information Act leaves one wondering why this esteemed institution will not divulge the terms of the agreement between itself and its partner, Waitrose as they wait to see if their application to ruin good [...]

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Don’t be complacent folks, it could be in your back yard or a field near you soon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Re. Mad Waitrose scheme in Truro Couldn’t agree more, please leave our greenfields alone and no more developments, none of us want them, it’s just the developers that are pushing for all this building. The visitors to Truro surely don’t want them either. They come to Cornwall for some green space and peace! Not another [...]

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Body blow to Truro Food retailers

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Waitrose and the Taste of Cornwall have just released figures showing the financial arrangements for the proposed “Taste of Cornwall” retail outlet at the Truro Eastern District Centre. Retailers of Truro – this is what you’re up against The funding for the Taste of Cornwall includes:- Rent free premises Interest free loan from Waitrose of [...]

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Tension mounts on Lemon Quay

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Life for managers of the Lemon Quay estate is very tense at the moment – Peacocks has gone into administration and there is constant uneasiness in the Boardroom at HMV – a recent  revival package would seem to keep hope alive for the Truro shop for now, but perhaps the change in emphasis and the [...]

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Empty Shops

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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The economic frost is biting Truro – closures left right and centre. In the main, so far, it’s the small independents who are holding their own – they are flexible, and the more resilient ones plan to weather the odd storm. If this keeps up it may not be the same story. What Truro needs [...]

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Supermarkets – a balanced argument

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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To read this easily hold down CTRL (CMD on Macs) and press + a number of times To return to normal viewing hold down CTRL and press -

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It’s an ill wind….

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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It’s an ill wind….

The retail carnage is getting worse. In the past week it was announced that Peacocks and Past Times have gone into administration while Bon Marché has served notice that it intends to do so. However, as they say, when one door closes another opens and Peacocks is an opportunity for Waitrose to move to a prime [...]

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“Little Waitrose opens in Truro”

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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“Little Waitrose opens in Truro”

If only!

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Latest News from the Duchy

Sunday, January 8, 2012

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Latest News from the Duchy

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Here’s a suggestion for Waitrose

Friday, January 6, 2012

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We learn that the earliest the reconvened meeting of the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee can take place is February, at which similar arrangements will be made for speaking as at the December event. In response to the suggestion that Council land adjacent to County Hall would make a fine location for any new supermarket, why [...]

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Des Mennear thanks Fiona Ferguson

Friday, December 30, 2011

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I was extremely pleased to read the letter about the proposed development on the Eastern Boundary of Truro from Cornwall Councillor, Fiona Ferguson, in last week’s West Briton. This makes it a “Full House” of Cornwall Councillors, representing Truro on the Council, who are opposed to the application which will destroy the approach to the city [...]

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Keep up the pressure says Doris Ansari

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Keep up the pressure says Doris Ansari

We really do need to keep up the pressure. I am sure the developers including Cornwall Council will be working hard to convince the planners that this should go ahead. The public meeting held at Councy hall was well attended and people spoke with great Authority. I am more than ever convinced that this is the [...]

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The view from Malmesbury

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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We in Malmesbury in North Wilts are now faced with a choice of either Sainsbury’s or Waitrose. The sad reality is that virtually every one of us do our major food shopping in a supermarket. We can huff and puff but that is the reality. In our case almost everyone in the town does their [...]

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A Waitrose blueprint for Truro

Friday, December 16, 2011

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WAITROSE has confirmed it received 802 job applications for the 53 roles available at its first shop in Chester, which opens in Foregate Street today (Thursday) at 7am. West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce vice chairman Peter Hawkins said: “We’re delighted that Chester can welcome another major retailer to the city. “Waitrose are [...]

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Reply to Alex Morrison re TEDC

Saturday, December 10, 2011

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I assure Alex Morrison (West Briton letters 8th Dec) that if, at either the Probus or Council Public Meeting, I had noticed him being held down and forced to listen to me speak I would have been the first to support him in his democratic right to leave the room if he did not wish [...]

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Waitrose is as ruthless as any other supermarket

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Listening to the speakers in support of the development project at last night’s meeting one could be forgiven for thinking that Waitrose is some kind of altruistic organisation in existence purely to support local business. Under their green logo and glossy, publicity-led squeaky-clean reputation, Waitrose is as ruthless a business as any other supermarket. It [...]

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Far too precious to replace it with an urban sprawl

Monday, November 28, 2011

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How can our planners consider spoiling this beautiful valley? On entering or leaving Truro it is a view to remember and far too precious to replace with the urban sprawl suggested. To have Waitrose in your town or city is seen as a major coup but why? We are talking groceries! (and Duchy Originals of [...]

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Proposed site is ludicrous

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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I am writing regarding my opposition to the proposed Eastern development of Truro. I’m all in favour of big name stores coming IN TO Truro , but I think the proposed site is ludicrous. Have any of the people who are in support driven in to Truro ? The roads  can’t cope now .Once a [...]

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A very concerned Cornishman writes to the Mail

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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The outspoken attack that Prince Charles, our Duke of Cornwall, has launched on ‘uncontrolled urban sprawl’ does not tie up with the Developments being planned for the eastern side of Truro . Some 55 acres of superb arable land, owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, is being proposed for the site of a Park & [...]

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Mad Waitrose Scheme in Truro

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Mad Waitrose Scheme in Truro

What a stupid idea that they have come up with:- Firstly (and foremostly) –  the use of agricultural land – this should always be sacrosanct at all costs. Secondly – it is a (minor!!) supermarket who seems to be offering, for its being granted ‘planning permission’ a selection of ‘affordable homes’  – what a joke! – most [...]

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Is the Waitrose sales pitch really true?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

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The Ranger

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Impact of Large Foodstores on Market Towns and District Centres

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Conclusions from the Study Our research has shown that large foodstores can and have had an adverse impact on market towns and district centres. The level, and consequences, of impact will vary depending on the particular local circumstances of the centres concerned. Smaller centres which are dependent to a large extent on convenience retailing to underpin their function, [...]

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Cornwall Council will have to be very careful…

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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A silver lining? Personally I feel that the High Court ruling over the St. Dennis Energy from Waste project will dearly cost every person in Cornwall. On the plus side, it does mean Cornwall Council will have to be very careful about riding roughshod over the environmental impacts of the out-of-town Waitrose supermarket. It could [...]

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Truro girl speaks out about Waitrose

Monday, October 24, 2011

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As a Truro girl – born and bred but now living near Grantham I wholeheartedly agree that Truro Council and the Chamber of Commerce shouild take note of  this article, and think long and hard about Waitrose (ie Prince Charles’ fund for Camillas increasingly outlandish hats). In Grantham, shops are closing week by week and there [...]

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