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As a former Kwik Save store manager (2005-2007) of the 'original' Kwik Save stores I'm please to see that KwikSave has returned to our High Streets after 5 years :)

 

 

Discount retailer Kwiksave is back in business five years after it went into administration and disappeared from Britain's high streets.

 

The first new store in the country is in the village of Little Lever, Bolton, Greater Manchester, after the brand was bought by budget supermarket group, Costcutter.

The move follows the booming trade of credit crunch-busting stores as cash-strapped families seek bargains during the economic downturn.

 

Discount retailers including Wilkinson, Pound Stretcher and 99p Stores are amongst the top ten independent grocery retailers and their growth mirrors the rise of the big cut-price supermarket chains such as Aldi and Lidl.

 

It is in stark contrast to the impact the downturn has had on the rest of the retail sector. In badly-affected areas of Britain, more than one in five shops is boarded up, according to a recent report from the Local Data Company.

 

The new launch of the budget chain could see it thrive in this climate.

 

Kwiksave bosses will use the Bolton outlet as a litmus test for success and hope the chain will become a familiar name again around Britain.

York-based supermarket group Costcutter bought the rights to the name and has relaunched the brand with a changed name. The revamped logo will see Kwik Save change to Kwiksave under the new plans.

Costcutter propose to market their budget offering with a high-profile TV campaign as part of their strategy to segment its stores to appeal to a wider demographic.

The convenience store brand will feature in a 'Local Pride' campaign which will see the supermarket positioned as the hub of the local community.

 

Nick Ivel, chief executive of Costcutter Supermarkets Group, added: 'Kwiksave is an iconic brand that was a fixture on the high street for many years.

'We are very excited about opening the doors on the first store in Bolton.'

 

The supermarket chain's 50-year history came to an end in 2007 and a select number of outlets were reborn as Fresh Express.

The stores closed abruptly and thousands of employees arrived at work to find 'closed' signs making the announcement.

 

Irish multi-millionaire entrepreneur Brendan Murtagh bought the group and re-branded stores in south Wales, the north, east Midlands and Merseyside.

He bought 56 of the firm's stores for for

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Just what Stockton High Street needs, more shit budget shops.

 

Our High Street consists now of charity shops, pound/cheap shit shops, and a market that still sells VHS and tapes. It is just the worst.

 

It's not twinned with Redhill, is it?

 

Enough with the fucking budget and pound shop chains. We've got enough. Kwik Save was shit and their stores always stank of sausages and tramps. How about opening some good stores with good stuff in them at a reasonable price not staffed with cunts who are medically incapable of saying "please" and "thank you" instead?

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We are in the fucking end times, I tell you. Everything is either fancy arse aspirational Pret and Starbucks wankery, or pound shop Cash Converter payday loan bottom of the barrel bollocks. When the rise of the fucking pavement scraping budget store is lauded as an admirable success store, I fucking despair, I really do. There is nothing good, or worthwhile about those shitarse stores - as Gladstone says, staff that are genetically engineered in a lab in fucking Grays to provide the barest minimum of retail support, along with shit goods that allow the impoverished to think they're making a good move cramming half-off Toblerone down their fat tot's chocolate dock, and fake versions of already arse end goods like Pot Noodles. I fucking hate the poor, they should be down the fucking market buying scrag end of beef and some spuds and carrots, rather than stocking up on Vimto, Walnut Whips, and Walkers flavor competitions washouts.

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Just what Stockton High Street needs, more shit budget shops.

 

Our High Street consists now of charity shops, pound/cheap shit shops, and a market that still sells VHS and tapes. It is just the worst.

 

Total shithole ain't it, just a stop go get elsewhere for me, a town so shit McDonalds closed as Greggs took too much custom

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they should be down the fucking market buying scrag end of beef and some spuds and carrots

 

I could happily live on $tew until I die.

 

There's enough to go around.

 

I've been rocking the slow cooker chicken and dumplings recently, as an easy meal for hectic days - chuck in 4 chicken thighs, some cut up carrots, celery, corn, spuds, whatever takes your fancy. Add some pepper, and two pints of chicken stock. Cook on low for seven hours, and at the end of that time, mix 4 tbsp flour with 8tbsp water, and stir it in. Turn up to high for ten minutes, and meanwhile mix two cups Bisquick with half a cup of milk, and some rosemary. Drop the batter in by the tablespoon, cook for another 40 minutes, and there you go, cheap fucking dinner. Real, stick to your ribs dinner.

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See, it's not always easy to discipline yourself to get up 20 minutes early to chop veg, and prepare something good to eat. At times, especially on the weekend, I think it's a terrible idea. But then I realize that I'll be some sad sod, sat on his beanbag munching on expired coleslaw sandwiches and caramel digestives, waiting for Mad Men to download, in my pants, rather than the Master of the Universe that I am, thanks to my self discipline. So you just sit there, drink your Barry's Tea, eat some more of those digestives, and hope that they help you digest the truth bomb I just lobbed into your tatty living room.

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There has been a Kwik Save in Farington/Bamber Bridge for at least the last 12 months. It has green and gold logo. Its never really disappeared. Ill try and get a picture of it next time Iam out that way. I'm fairly certain it used to be a Londis.

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Just what Stockton High Street needs, more shit budget shops.

 

Our High Street consists now of charity shops, pound/cheap shit shops, and a market that still sells VHS and tapes. It is just the worst.

 

Total shithole ain't it, just a stop go get elsewhere for me, a town so shit McDonalds closed as Greggs took too much custom

 

Fair play to Greggs though, they are dedicated. Opening 3 shops in the same High Street worked.

 

3 Greggs

3 Cooplands Bakers

At least 12 charity shops

About 10 Poundland/Home Bargains/Farm Foods style shops

Around 6 or 7 shithole bars and clubs. About 5 more run-down pubs.

An entire street only consisting of Takeaways and a Riley's

A market that despite only selling tat and out-of-date garbage is still seen as one of Stockton's most glorious of features. It is just packed with druggies and old people, and constantly stinks of piss.

About 5 card shops

About 5 Cash Converter/Gold 4U shops.

 

There's some alright stuff down the side streets like Silver Street which has a vintage Sweet Shop, a shop called Who-Ray which sells allsorts of collectables and Dr Who/Sci-Fi/60s/70s cartoon stuff, and the excellent Chips Stockton ;)

Wellington Square isn't completely abhorrent either.

 

The entire main High street needs tarmacking though.

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