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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #200 on: December 24, 2011, 07:58:28 PM »
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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #201 on: December 24, 2011, 08:45:27 PM »
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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #202 on: May 15, 2012, 03:57:19 PM »
Supabarn have launched their "local" store model by taking over Florey IGA. It's now known as Supa Express. Don't know of any other stores.

UPDATE: Florey is the only one according to the website
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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #203 on: May 15, 2012, 06:08:15 PM »
The Gymea store was previously badged as Supabarn Express Gymea, but that appears to have changed.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #204 on: May 27, 2012, 10:24:10 PM »
IGA at Watson is now also a Supabarn Express.

Wonder if we're going to see more stores convert..

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #205 on: May 28, 2012, 08:55:10 AM »
This morning's Canberra Times mentions that the supermarket at Crace will be a Supabarn Express

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #206 on: May 30, 2012, 09:22:41 PM »
IGA at Watson is now also a Supabarn Express.

Wonder if we're going to see more stores convert..

Just for a member here, according to http://supabarn.com.au/locations.php the shops at Florey is now a Supa Express. It was formerly an IGA.
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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #207 on: May 30, 2012, 10:14:26 PM »
Supabarn have launched their "local" store model by taking over Florey IGA. It's now known as Supa Express. Don't know of any other stores.

UPDATE: Florey is the only one according to the website

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #208 on: May 30, 2012, 10:54:26 PM »
the shops at Florey is now a Supabarn Express. It was formerly an IGA.
The Florey store is actually called "Supa Express" (as stated previously), yet the Watson store is listed on the website as "Supabarn Express". Odd.
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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #209 on: May 31, 2012, 07:09:50 PM »
The Gymea store used to be badged as Supabarn Express too, although the signage at Watson does say Supa Express.

Not sure that I like the 'SupaExpress' name. 'Supabarn Express' is much more clear about the brand.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #210 on: June 03, 2012, 01:01:38 AM »
The Florey store is actually called "Supa Express" (as stated previously), yet the Watson store is listed on the website as "Supabarn Express". Odd.

While out & about in Belconnen this afternoon, I popped into Supa Express Florey, on the top of my reciept is "SupaBarn Express FLOREY." At the bottom of the receipt it has "Thankyou For Shopping at SUPABARN FLOREY." So someone screwed up a bit.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #211 on: July 03, 2012, 06:14:51 PM »
Kaleen IGA (Gwydir Square) is now Kaleen Express. Just "express", not "SupaExpress", even though it's still fairly obviously a member of the SupaBarn group.
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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #212 on: July 04, 2012, 03:43:52 PM »
Weird. Maybe to avoid confusion with the full-line Supabarn at Kaleen?

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« Reply #213 on: July 05, 2012, 04:22:40 PM »
and/or to prevent people from complaining about two stores from the same group in close proximity as being bad for competition.

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Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #215 on: July 08, 2012, 02:16:50 PM »
For the past month, the tax dodge (o I mean supermarket) in the Mitchell Retail Centre has been closed. The shelves have been 50-75% empty for the past year. It even had minimal alcohol in a suburb full of trades.

In other news (I don't think it has been mentioned before), who has noticed that despite "The G" having signage changed to call it "Gungahlin Village" there are still radio ad's calling it "The G".

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« Reply #216 on: July 08, 2012, 09:45:23 PM »
At long last, The Powers That Be have fixed the largish KAMBAH VILLAGE sign which faces out on to Drakeford Drive.

From memory, it was the "M" in Kambah which went walkabout many, many months ago.

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« Reply #217 on: July 09, 2012, 06:04:36 PM »
In other news (I don't think it has been mentioned before), who has noticed that despite "The G" having signage changed to call it "Gungahlin Village" there are still radio ad's calling it "The G".

After this post on Sunday, MIX 106.3 actually advertised it as "Gungahlin Village"

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #218 on: July 15, 2012, 05:21:42 PM »
Another Supabarn Express - Richardson

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #219 on: July 22, 2012, 05:13:00 PM »
The biggest supermarket in Canberra will open on Thursday at Coles Gungahlin.
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« Reply #220 on: July 24, 2012, 08:48:04 AM »
That doesn't make much sense...

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« Reply #221 on: July 24, 2012, 05:38:57 PM »
That doesn't make much sense...

Your right it doesn't make sense, but that's how they have been advertising it, like it's new, when it is an enlargement/refurb.

Now as I understand it when Wollies at the airport opened they were saying it was the largest supermarket in Australia, which would now make Coles at the G (or what ever they call it now) the largest.

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« Reply #222 on: July 24, 2012, 11:05:22 PM »
How you define "largest" is a moot point.....I guess the Gungahlin claim is based on floor area.

The Big W at Woden Plaza has held the claim to have the largest turnover per square metre of retail space of any Big W in the country.

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« Reply #223 on: July 25, 2012, 07:11:29 PM »
Woolworth's Charnwood is due for an upgrade this year.

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« Reply #224 on: July 25, 2012, 07:17:00 PM »
Woolworth's Charnwood is due for an upgrade this year.

Has that been formally approved as yet? If so is it what the originally wanted, ie expanding out back?

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« Reply #225 on: July 26, 2012, 10:04:52 PM »
Has that been formally approved as yet? If so is it what the originally wanted, ie expanding out back?

I'll make some enquiries, but as far as my source is aware it is only renovations.

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« Reply #226 on: October 02, 2012, 07:02:48 PM »
Shoprite Monash is now a Spar.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #227 on: October 02, 2012, 09:39:52 PM »
And the next member of the Supa Barn group is: The Spence Grocer. The former Friendly Grocer (which closed down) has re-opened - no mention of Supa Barn or SupaExpress but has the same external appearance.

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« Reply #228 on: October 13, 2012, 07:21:44 PM »
Aldi Chisholm opens on Wednesday.

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« Reply #229 on: November 20, 2012, 06:40:50 PM »
WIN News reports that Coles Click & Collect has arrived at Belconnen.

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« Reply #230 on: November 20, 2012, 06:47:36 PM »
Saw the collection point at the Shell servo near Bunnings the other day. Had wondered how long since it started.

Also little OT but in a similar vane the new Aus Post shop in Civic has a similar system for collection of packages.

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« Reply #231 on: November 21, 2012, 02:13:44 PM »
Here is a full list of 'Click & Collect' locations nationwide which lists it as Coles Express Belconnen (under NSW)

https://www.colesonline.com.au/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CMLForwardViewCmd?viewName=PickTownView&langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10001

and apparently the link doesn't work :(
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« Reply #232 on: November 21, 2012, 05:51:17 PM »
Indeed the link doesn't work, but when you follow through and click manually it is good to see that Belconnen is considered part of NSW.

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« Reply #233 on: December 03, 2012, 02:43:45 PM »
Noticed that Woolies at Kippax now has the new style signage inside and out (don't recall see a DA for the outside ones). Interestingly the grog shop has been branded a BWS. Don't recall any other recent Woolworths makeovers in the ACT changing the grog shop to BWS, all I've seen have remained as Woolworths Liquor.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #234 on: December 03, 2012, 04:54:54 PM »
Mawson has outside signage changed and is now the new logo, also the woolworths bottle shop is now a BWS

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« Reply #235 on: December 03, 2012, 06:34:47 PM »
I was told that Woolworths Liquor has been dropped and are all changing to be BWS

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #236 on: December 03, 2012, 10:31:20 PM »
Dickson Woolworths Liquor became a BWS a while ago. There was already a BWS just down the road so now there are two within about 100m. The 'original' now accepts Woolworths loyalty cards.

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« Reply #237 on: December 04, 2012, 05:26:13 PM »
According to http://www.inten.com.au/projects-retail-woolworths_liquor_rebranding.html some will stay the same, while other stores will change into one of 2 names.

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« Reply #238 on: December 04, 2012, 06:06:13 PM »
According to http://www.inten.com.au/projects-retail-woolworths_liquor_rebranding.html some will stay the same, while other stores will change into one of 2 names.

Well Googled (I saw the same thing when I tried to work out why the supermarket grog shops were being rebranded) but that doesn't say that at all. What you have linked to is a resume of a company that has done work for Woolies. It isn't necessarily their current plan.

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« Reply #239 on: December 17, 2012, 05:40:13 PM »
Looks like the expansion of Woolworths Charnwood is underway. Part of the carpark out the back has been cleared and fenced and they are doing work in the courtyard area near the Chinese takeaway and the fish shop. Specifically it looks like they have removed the old toilets and they are doing work near the 'tunnel' between the Chinese and the old "junk shop". If I were a betting man I expect to see the courtyard filled in with the Chinese and the takeaway moving to a more forward location with Wollies behind.

Also anyone know why worked stopped on the new building next to Macca's?

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« Reply #240 on: January 10, 2013, 07:00:28 PM »
Woolworth's Holt/Kippax now offers free wifi. I haven't noticed any signage at other Woolworth's.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #241 on: January 10, 2013, 07:02:03 PM »
Woolworths Liquor at Woden is now a BWS

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« Reply #242 on: June 08, 2013, 05:00:01 PM »
The Canberra Times reports that Supabarn Crace will open in November.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #243 on: June 08, 2013, 11:32:00 PM »
The Canberra Times reports that Supabarn Crace will open in November.
As I recall, that same article says that Crace has around 2000 people living there, about half of its eventual population.

May be they're expecting a baby boom there, because with so much of the suburb already constructed, I'm not sure where you could accommodate another 2000 plus people.

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« Reply #244 on: June 20, 2013, 05:05:22 PM »
Word on the street is that Woolworths Weston Creek will open/reopen its bakery & will also open a sushi bar. This last one sounds strange to me.

Another word on the street is that Woolworths Kambah's upgrade is slated for September 2***.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #245 on: June 20, 2013, 05:59:09 PM »
They're opening Sushi Bars and Pizza Bars in selected stores

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #246 on: June 29, 2013, 08:58:14 AM »
Does anyone have problems with Coles self service check-outs? Now not sure what it is but regardless of which Coles store I go to I always have issue when bagging my items that requires a staff member to come and check that I am not up to no good.

However very very rarely have any issue at Woolworths or any other self service machine I have ever used like Tesco and Sainsburys when I lived in the UK.

Reckon the Coles bag weighing system must be super sensitive.

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« Reply #247 on: June 29, 2013, 10:26:14 AM »
Yes, nearly always need a staff member when using the very popular self serves @ Coles, Curtin.

For example, if my bag has a few small mail items in it when I put it in the bagging area (I go to my PO Box B4 visiting Coles), that is enough to require a staff member check...likewise if I end up introducing a second bag to the bagging area.

Yes, the Big W self serve machines are a lot more tolerant.

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #248 on: October 26, 2013, 10:06:34 AM »
In a move that will upset the Petrol Station nearby, it looks like an IGA is opening up in the shops across the road from Namadgi School in Kambah.
Now the school students won't have to pay so much for a hard boiled sweet. Kids are still into those right?

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Re: Bronwyn Hatesad's Supermarket Thread
« Reply #249 on: November 01, 2013, 09:34:07 PM »
Word on Facebook is that Supabarn Crace will open at the end of November.
For those who weren't aware, tge Forde supermarket had closed. On the same Facebook page (My Gungahlin) itbis set to reopen as a Spar by Christmas.
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