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Old Jan 25, 2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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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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Old Jan 25, 2006, 08:51 AM   #2
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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.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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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.
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Tesco is huge in Europe - great to see Apple gaining more visibility at place like that.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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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.
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Tesco is huge in Europe - great to see Apple gaining more visibility at place like that.
When did England start being part of Europe...?
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:36 AM   #7
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When did England start being part of Europe...?
When the UK joined the EU.
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When the UK joined the EU.
Geez, somebody is humorless today
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:48 AM   #9
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Geez, somebody is humorless today
Oh. Was that a joke? Sorry.
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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...
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 09:55 AM   #11
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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. 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.
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Tesco is huge in Europe - great to see Apple gaining more visibility at place like that.
They also exist in parts of Asia. I wonder if this might be a worldwide deal.
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When did England start being part of Europe...?
Oh yes, sorry, my mistake, what was I thinking?

When is the Pound Sterling being axed for the Euro anyway?
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Oh yes, sorry, my mistake, what was I thinking?

When is the Pound Sterling being axed for the Euro anyway?
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.
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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....
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I just don't see England being willing to give up the Pound anytime soon....
Something to do with that 'small island mentality'
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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