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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tesco Time Travel

Looking up land banking in Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why It Matters, by Andrew Simms (pp.120-127), I was astonished to discover the full extent of the supermarket's activity:
'Sometimes it can achieve results to equal Doctor Who's small-on-the-outside but big-on-the-inside spacecraft, the Tardis. For example, how did Tesco manage to get a 60,000-sq. ft store on to a site in Manchester for which Morrisons, until it was outbid, only planned a store of 35,000 sq. ft? The answer shows Tesco's cunning in getting around any seeming obstacle to growth.'

WTF? Tesco invented a time machine?!

Not exactly:
'It simply built the store on stilts.' (p.126).
Bollocks on stilts, more like.

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