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Tesco to treat customers to Christmas market at Bradley Stoke Extra

Posted on Monday 14th December 2015 at 12:01 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Community Singers perform at the Willow Brook Centre.

Tesco is inviting everyone to get into the festive spirit with a Christmas market at its Bradley Stoke Extra store.

The retailer is recruiting more Christmas helpers than ever this year, and has asked communities and some of their local suppliers to join them preparing for the festive season.

On Saturday 19th December, between 11am and 3pm, customers will walk into Bradley Stoke Extra and be filled with Christmas cheer by the Bradley Stoke Community Singers singing your favourite carols. As a thank you, Tesco will be donating £250 to a cause of their choosing.

Customers will also be able to sample a selection of Tesco’s finest* and Free From ranges, including Free From Christmas Pudding and Free From Profiteroles.

To help keep the children entertained, there will be market stall games such as ‘Pin the nose on Rudolph’, with prizes up for grabs.

Kevin Vickery, store manager, said:

“This Christmas our colleagues will be working harder than ever to ensure customers have an enjoyable festive season. It’s great to be able to have the Bradley Stoke Community Singers performing in the shop, as well as sampling of some great festive products.”

Photo: Bradley Stoke Community Singers performing at the Willow Brook Centre (Christmas 2012).

Source: Press release from Tesco.

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Dorothy Perkins and Burton to open within Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra store

Posted on Thursday 10th September 2015 at 10:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Artist's impression of new Dorothy Perkins and Burton outlets within the Tesco Extra Store in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Tesco has revealed plans to open Dorothy Perkins and Burton outlets on the mezzanine (upper) floor of its Bradley Stoke Extra store.

The new stores will be constructed in the space that is currently occupied by the consumer electronics department and the Tesco Phone shop.

Tesco’s own F&F brand clothing will continue to be sold in the area that it currently occupies (on the right when reaching the top of the ‘up’ escalator).

The Tesco Phone shop will be relocated to an area near the tobacco kiosk on the ground floor. Electrical goods are also moving to the ground floor, although it is understood that a smaller range will be carried.

The Tesco Click & Collect desk is moving to the rear of the store, near the photo processing concession.

It is understood that the Dorothy Perkins and Burton outlets will open on 12th October.

Artist's impression of new Dorothy Perkins and Burton outlets within the Tesco Extra Store in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Images: Artist’s impressions on display at the Tesco Extra store (click to enlarge).

Source: Public display within the Tesco Extra store. All information subject to confirmation.

• In a reader poll conducted by The Journal during August and September 2013, a ‘clothing store’ was the second-highest ranked type of store that participants said they would like to see open at the Willow Brook Centre.

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Power surge shuts Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra store for six hours

Posted on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 9:12 pm by SH (Editor)

People queuing outside the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke after it was was closed due to problems with electrical equipment following a power cut.

An electrical “power surge” caused computer systems to crash at the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke today, resulting in the store being closed to customers for more than six hours.

The Journal understands that tills and other electronic equipment at the store “went down” as a result of the power supply incident and subsequently failed to reset themselves correctly.

Journal readers reported on our Facebook page shortly after 11am that customers were being turned away from the store, with staff informing them that the tills weren’t working.

A message on the Willow Brook Centre’s Twitter feed at 12.17pm, in response to a query from a customer, read:

“Hi, there has been a power surge locally, Tesco have had to close to reset some systems. Other stores still open.”

Cash dispenser machines (ATMs) and the nearby Tesco petrol filling station were also affected by the incident.

Some other stores at the Willow Brook Centre are believed to have also been affected, but their computer systems recovered quickly and they were able to continue trading within minutes.

Comments by readers on our Facebook page suggest that the power surge was experienced across Bristol with (unverified) reports of computer systems being affected at Asda Cribbs Causeway, Parkway Station and Cabot Circus.

The Tesco Extra store had all but one of its shutters down for the entire afternoon. Shortly before 1pm, security staff were telling customers that it might be “one or two hours” before the store would re-open.

Eventually, at around 5.20pm, an announcement over the store’s loudspeaker system called staff back to the tills and customers were allowed to enter the store again from around 5.30pm.

The Tesco filling station re-opened at about 5.40pm.

Photo: Customers queuing outside the closed store at around 1pm.

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More: Photo of the closed Tesco petrol filling station. »

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Bradley Stoke Tesco shoppers bag more than £8,500 in prizes

Posted on Saturday 15th March 2014 at 9:37 pm by SH (Editor)

Matt McNay collects his £500 in Tesco gift cards.

More than £8,500 has been given away to shoppers at the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke during a four-week promotion that started in early February.

Customers were given the chance to win one of a number of guaranteed prizes on offer, including £500 Tesco gift cards.

Matt McNay was the first lucky customer to bag £500 worth of Tesco gift cards. He said:

“I am really chuffed! I cannot believe I have won.”

Since Matt scooped the top prize in the first week, hundreds more customers tried their luck at the Willow Brook Centre store, with everyone winning at least £1 off their shop and 16 more fortunate shoppers bagging the £500 top prize.

Store Manager Kevin Vickery said:

“Our customers have really enjoyed the added element of surprise to their weekly shop during this four week promotion and we are delighted that so many of them have managed to win the top prize.”

“Many customers have been coming back week on week to claim their prize and there has been a real buzz around the store as they enjoy money off their shopping bill.”

Robert Barnes, Joanne Winterson and Ian Season each picked up a prize during the second week of the promotion and Ronnie Young was one of the last few shoppers to collect his prize before the promotion came to a close on Sunday 2nd March.

More: Photos of nine more £500 gift card winners »

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