Who killed Woolworths?

Dec
01

 

There must be something special about Woolworths. At least that is what I am being told and, since I somehow managed to live through a childhood deprived of "pic'n'mix" and the likes, I can only guess what it is that turns the closure of a store chain into something of a national tragedy.

It is a busy Tuesday morning in Woolworths' Chatham branch and the shop's aisles are buzzing with customers in search of a Christmas bargain, with at least a dozen queuing at the tills, their arms heavy with sweets and toys.

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Employees kept in the dark as Woolworths is set to crash

Dec
01

Elderly women potter about the store with their granny-bags, a young boy drags a toy helicopter along the floor behind him and the workers bustle around filling the shelves. This was the scene at Twydall Woolworths as it faces its hardest time yet.

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Ode to Woolies

Nov
30

Contrary to what the pundits would have you believe, Woolworths does indeed have a niche. It’s one that’s very close to my heart. In fact, after Somerfield, Amazon and First Great Western I’ve probably spent more money at Woolworths than anywhere else since I started this course.
That’s not to say I love pick ‘n’ mix (I don’t like sweets) and I certainly never browse beyond my aisle of choice. But for me, Woolworth’s has been a refuge from the relentless newsy-ness of this term so far.

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The reservation on The Spanish Front - Valentine Cunningham

Nov
29

There's a copy of this book at the Maritime Greenwich campus but it's reserved until the 16th of december or something. I was wondering if it's anyone on this course and if so whether I'd be able to have a look at it some time this week. Cheers everyone, good luck!

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First December- Swap Shop

Nov
28

On monday The Environmental society are holding a swap shop event from 12-2pm in PK107, The Amnesty International society and the RAG society will also be there. The basic idea is to promote these societys but more importantly the aim of The Environmental society is to prevent as much 'stuff' from going to landfill as possible.

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Campus publication

Nov
28

UMSA has asked for the recreation of the school newspaper (formerly known as PULP - this name is not required).

At this current stage, there is an active search for nearly anyone willing to write or do any other work for it. This includes areas like:

- writers (reporters, feature writers, subeditors, columnists, critics, etc - even novelists and poets - basically anyone who wants to write)

- designers and artists (designers, photographers)

- finance and law consultants (sponsor-finding and overseeing contracts - business and law students preferably)

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Chomsky on Obama

Nov
27

Noam Chomsky's first public reflections on the Obama election victory and the wider implications.

I liked the fact that the Obama campaign was awarded a marketing award.

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Woolies suffers the wrath of the recession

Nov
27

With the administrators now sorting out the books, and the fear that this Christmas may be its last, Mylo Willkin conjures up fond memories of Woolworths.

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Spanish Civil War documentaries

Nov
27

Last night I watched two of the documentaries on www.youtube.com. There are five, apart from the 'prelude to tragedy' which Tim suggested. If you are fed up of reading then i recommend these, they give a good insight into the historical context of Spain in this period and are really interesting.

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A place in the nation's heart as well as our fillings

Nov
27

The rows of pic ‘n’ mix sit proudly in their containers, the array of stuffed toys smile on the shelves and the Christmas music sings through the store. However, it is possible that this will be Woolworths last Christmas.

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