Delmont St Xavier wrote:And at one time Scotland was full of independent Co-op's and they all formed the SCWS (Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society) with the intent of buying and manufacturing their own products in bulk and providing an 'umbrella' for all to work with. Societies like St George's, Tollcross and many, many more. Sadly, one by one they 'amalgamated' with the SCWS and instead of being independents they became one great big society. A disasterous financial arrangement forced the SCWS to merge with the English based CWS and now that is the Co-operative Group but thankfully the little independents remain but the great CRG (Cooperative Retail Group) no longer serve them with the same spirit of what it was set up for.
Changing the subject completely, does anyone know what ever happened to the City Bakeries chain?
I hadn't even realised that City Bakeries weren't there anymore.
Mori wrote:Did City Bakeries used to be a Sunblest chain of bakeries owned by the bread makers ?, maybe Crawfords, seem to remember them kind of logos in their windows.
I can remember City bakeries being in existence till the late 80s/early 90s, i think Greggs took over a load of their branches, i may be wrong though.
Another chain that has went recently are the Dry cleaners Munros was it ? along with the photo processing Supasnaps.
Fergusons was another chain of sort of delicatessens that have gone and Olivers.
Off topic and Not a chain, i miss the lewsis restaurant on the upperfloors, and the restaurant in the basement of the old classic cinema in renfield st, my secret meeting places when i dogged school.
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