Post by LFS
Underwoods cant be the only supermarket near Ambridge and supermarkets as
part of department stores are a phenomnun I knew only in Hull. Are their
any known to umra, apart from Harrods, Fortnums and the like?
None of the department stores here in Oxford have ever had supermarkets.
There used to be three department stores. Now we have Debenhams, which
has no real departments but lots of concessions, and the very wonderful
Boswells which is a proper department store but doesn't have clothing
any more. It has an excellent household department, very good luggage
and a really really good cafe. You can order online and local orders
used to be delivered by a chap on a bike but I don't think they do that
any more. They are celebrating their 250th anniversary this year.
In Switzerland we have noticed that it is quite common for department
stores to incorporate supermarkets.
I tolerate huge stores less and less nowadays. Aiaou?
I find the organisation into concessions very irritating. Selfridges
used to be fun to visit but not any more. As for Harrods, on my last
visit I felt I had wandered into some strange new world. A whole
department selling tea trolleys? I had quite a long chat with the woman
in the chandelier department where the cheapest was £50k. There is a
nice little art gallery tucked away in the middle of it all, though.
supermarket inside it. One thing annoys me about it is charging for a
bag after you buy clothes or shoes. Also charging to order online and