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Jan 25, 2006, 08:47 AM
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Link: Tesco gives Apple dedicated space (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060125094747)
Description:: UK grocer Tesco has given Apple a standalone area in it Milton Keynes stores. It is the first time that the retailer has provided a dedicated zone to a single non-food brand.

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Blue Velvet
Jan 25, 2006, 08:51 AM
That's great. Visibility and all... Tesco being the UK's largest supermarket chain in marketshare.

Could never have imagined something like this a few years ago.

24C
Jan 25, 2006, 09:08 AM
That's great. Visibility and all... Tesco being the UK's largest supermarket chain in marketshare.

Could never have imagined something like this a few years ago.
Then you don't remember the iMacs being sold in Tesco, next to the windows machines from a few years ago. AFAIR, there was an issue about customer service that thwarted it.

~Shard~
Jan 25, 2006, 09:12 AM
Tesco is huge in Europe - great to see Apple gaining more visibility at place like that. :cool:

Blue Velvet
Jan 25, 2006, 09:13 AM
Then you don't remember the iMacs being sold in Tesco, next to the windows machines from a few years ago. AFAIR, there was an issue about customer service that thwarted it.

I live in central London and have never been into one of these 'Tesco Extra' stores... aren't they usually big out-of-town places?

Whatever. It's all good stuff.

Diatribe
Jan 25, 2006, 09:32 AM
Tesco is huge in Europe - great to see Apple gaining more visibility at place like that. :cool:

When did England start being part of Europe...? :rolleyes: :D :p

Blue Velvet
Jan 25, 2006, 09:36 AM
When did England start being part of Europe...? :rolleyes: :D :p

When the UK joined the EU.

Diatribe
Jan 25, 2006, 09:46 AM
When the UK joined the EU.

Geez, somebody is humorless today :p

Blue Velvet
Jan 25, 2006, 09:48 AM
Geez, somebody is humorless today :p

Oh. Was that a joke? Sorry.

Diatribe
Jan 25, 2006, 09:51 AM
Oh. Was that a joke? Sorry.

You know, I was trying to like use many smilies to like make my point that it was like, a joke... :D

24C
Jan 25, 2006, 09:55 AM
I live in central London and have never been into one of these 'Tesco Extra' stores... aren't they usually big out-of-town places?

Whatever. It's all good stuff.
Lucky you :) I live in the 'sticks' and the nearest Tesco Extra is 5 miles away. :eek: and it is good stuff, assuming it doesn't go bad. Tesco has huge retail exposure in the UK, and AFAIR, is the largest single employer outside of Government funded institutions/companies.

bousozoku
Jan 25, 2006, 10:33 AM
Tesco is huge in Europe - great to see Apple gaining more visibility at place like that. :cool:

They also exist in parts of Asia. I wonder if this might be a worldwide deal. :)

~Shard~
Jan 25, 2006, 10:48 AM
When did England start being part of Europe...? :rolleyes: :D :p

Oh yes, sorry, my mistake, what was I thinking? :p ;) :D

When is the Pound Sterling being axed for the Euro anyway? :eek:

Diatribe
Jan 25, 2006, 11:01 AM
Oh yes, sorry, my mistake, what was I thinking? :p ;) :D

When is the Pound Sterling being axed for the Euro anyway? :eek:

Good question. I don't see it going away for some time. Would be beneficial for the consumers though as the pressure on prices would be higher. We'll see I guess.

~Shard~
Jan 25, 2006, 12:06 PM
Good question. I don't see it going away for some time. Would be beneficial for the consumers though as the pressure on prices would be higher. We'll see I guess.

I just don't see England being willing to give up the Pound anytime soon....

winmacguy
Jan 25, 2006, 12:38 PM
I just don't see England being willing to give up the Pound anytime soon....
Something to do with that 'small island mentality';)

joepunk
Jan 25, 2006, 12:42 PM
That's great. Visibility and all... Tesco being the UK's largest supermarket chain in marketshare.
I was thinking of "Texaco" the gas pumping stations when I read the headline :o

dops7107
Jan 25, 2006, 12:45 PM
I just don't see England being willing to give up the Pound anytime soon....

Or Scotland or Wales for that matter.

Mind you, the SNP (Scottish National Party) would probably like their own currency, given the chance. :p

Jaffa Cake
Jan 25, 2006, 01:20 PM
I just don't see England being willing to give up the Pound anytime soon....Don't worry in a couple of years Blair will be stepping aside and letting Euro-loving Gordon Brown take the top job. ;)

Back on topic, this will make Apple products more accessible to the general public which surely can only be a good thing.

~Shard~
Jan 25, 2006, 02:26 PM
Don't worry in a couple of years Blair will be stepping aside and letting Euro-loving Gordon Brown take the top job. ;)

Thanks for the insight - I'll keep watching for that. ;)

mkaake
Jan 26, 2006, 02:09 PM
not to get off the brit talk here, or off topic, but this reminded me that at NAIAS (north american international auto show), almost every computer on display as a kiosk (with the actual computer visible) was a mac - a lot of imacs, and a couple of pro displays...