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Whitgift Centre ever-present Sainsbury’s opts to shut up shop

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Latest exit of flagship store will be a hammer blow to the town centre. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The exodus of major stores from the blighted Whitgift Centre is about to get worse still, with Sainsbury’s to … Continue reading

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Amazon invites you to check out its store with no check-outs

A new supermarket opened in central Croydon this morning that promises value products and, with the use of Amazon technology, no queues and no check-outs. There’s also introductory money-off offers that can save first-time shoppers £10. Amazon Fresh has opened … Continue reading

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WH Smith is latest Whitgift Centre store to shut up shop

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest (partial) closure on Croydon’s already badly run-down High Street WH Smith, one of the mainstays of the Whitgift Centre ever since it opened more than 50 years ago, is about to downsize … Continue reading

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Waitrose’s closure is another nail in town centre’s coffin

Another nail in the coffin of Croydon as a retail centre will be hammered in place tomorrow, with the closure of the Waitrose supermarket on George Street. The closure was announced by the groceries arm of the John Lewis Partnership … Continue reading

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Waitrose makes a move to Dobbies’ Woodcote garden centre

The latest straw in the wind to signal the changes in high street retailing blew through this morning, with the announcement that Waitrose groceries are to be available on the shelves of one of the larger local garden centres. Part … Continue reading

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Red faces after doomed supermarket is shortlisted for award

Red faces at Grey Label, the marketing agency that organises the “Croydon Business Excellence Awards”, where they have managed to shortlist as “Best Employer” a business that is about to make its 70 workers redundant. As exclusively revealed by Inside … Continue reading

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Waitrose confirms closure plan for its George Street store

The cry went out from horrified shoppers all across Croydon: “But where am I to get my lemongrass?” Waitrose, the supermarket of choice for all those eager young professionals paying over-the-odds for “executive apartments” in Croydon town centre, this morning … Continue reading

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Local newspaper group seeks funding through a charity appeal

Waitrose’s George Street branch is this month using part of its community charity fund-raiser to support a newspaper business which last year reported profits of £70million and which axed the jobs of around 200 professional journalists. The Croydon branch of … Continue reading

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Spreading it on a bit thick: adding up for a bargain

There’s a supermarket on George Street which just keeps on giving. In a picture story sense, if nothing else beyond those little green tokens you’re handed at the check-out. Our loyal reader may remember this…

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Croydon goes ****ing viral for all the wrong reasons (again)

If a picture says a thousand words, then surely at least one of them might be obscene. This photo has been doing the rounds on the interweb since yesterday morning. The nice people at Waitrose on George Street in central … Continue reading

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Time to talk turkey over Christmas plans in Croydon

In spite of the tinsel and holly wreaths going up in parts of Croydon in mid-August, here at Inside Croydon Towers, being arch-traditionalists, we tend not to even start to think about festive season preparations until Bonfire Night and Remembrance … Continue reading

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