Supermarket shuts after loss of power

ASDA’s supermarket in Astley Bridge was forced to close its doors after a power loss affected the tills.

The store shut yesterday until about 5.30pm.

A spokesman said: “The tills at our Bolton store were temporarily affected by power loss and we took the decision to close the store while they are fixed.

“In these circumstances, standard practice is to agree a price with customers already in the store so they can still take their shopping home and stock up their fridges and larders.

“We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and saving them money and we usually err on the side of caution in these circumstances — I wouldn’t be surprised if our customers bagged themselves a bargain.”

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12:55pm Tue 19 Feb 13

macauley says...

maybe it was an excuse to clear the horse meat out of the store?
maybe it was an excuse to clear the horse meat out of the store? macauley

2:27pm Tue 19 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

Hope nobody got caught with their fingers in the till.........
Hope nobody got caught with their fingers in the till......... boltonnut

3:30pm Tue 19 Feb 13

SmoggyDiasboro says...

The amount of money that goes through there every day would imply they need to look at a standby generator. The article doesn't say when the outage started but what of the food safety issues with defrosting food and items in chiller compartments? Probably not an issue for the world's largest retailer
The amount of money that goes through there every day would imply they need to look at a standby generator. The article doesn't say when the outage started but what of the food safety issues with defrosting food and items in chiller compartments? Probably not an issue for the world's largest retailer SmoggyDiasboro

9:38pm Tue 19 Feb 13

macauley says...

asda price my backside.
asda price my backside. macauley

8:53pm Wed 20 Feb 13

macauley says...

seems funny the leigh store did the same this afternoon.
seems funny the leigh store did the same this afternoon. macauley

12:44am Sat 2 Mar 13

isaywantiwant says...

if u read the article it says tills were down , thats tills not fridges or freezes the tills operate on a totally different system therefore no food was damaged as they had power!!!!!!!!!
if u read the article it says tills were down , thats tills not fridges or freezes the tills operate on a totally different system therefore no food was damaged as they had power!!!!!!!!! isaywantiwant

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