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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

ABC Wednesday: Every Little Helps

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is E for Every Little Helps.

The photograph shows the new Tesco Express shop that will open tomorrow (Wednesday) on Mossley Road in Ashton.

Tesco Express shops are fairly small and are more or less local convenience stores unlike their larger supermarkets or even larger Tesco Extra stores.

What is interesting about this opening is that it is the first time in many years that Tesco has had a presence in the town. Back in the 1960s and 1970s Tesco has a smallish food supermarket in the town centre as well as a separate "Home and Wear" store in what is now "Iceland" on Bow Street. Tesco also had a distribution centre off Queens Road. These all closed as they became too small for Tesco's needs, so it is ironic that the company's return to Ashton is in an even smaller shop! Tesco Express shops are a mixture of new shops opened in town centres or convenient main road locations and existing convenience shops belonging to small chains that have been acquired.

There is quite a high footfall on this part of Mossley Road, being near Tameside Hospital, Ashton Sixth Form College and Tameside College. The site is next to the former Ashton Tram/Bus Depot and opposite the site of the old Heyes School.

I should point out to overseas readers that "Every Little Helps" is an advertising slogan used by Tesco!

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Every Little Helps" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "E" posts from around the world please follow this link.

Please leave a comment below and please rate this photo using the 5 star system below. The highest-ranking photos will be considered for the Photo of the Year at the end of 2012!


  1. EVERY town needs a place for life's necessities.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I live in Northwich and we are surrounded by three of these.. plus the big Tesco in town..
    They are taking over.. still use them though..

  3. Hello.
    My wife used to be a regular shopper at the big Tescos when she lived in the UK. Not sure which she preferred though...Sainsburys or Tesco...I think they both sold some of her favorite things.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Endless Love And Devotion

  4. I think its great when a business comes back to try something new. Hope it's a success.

  5. It's everywhere the same ! When I was little there were only little shops. Later the little shops disappeared and supermarkets were in fashion ! Now we go back to the past and open little shops again. We have the same here with a big Carrefour and a Express Carrefour which is the same as Tesco which doesn't exist in Belgium !
    ABC Wednesday

  6. Built atop of an old coal shaft!
    Very convenient store.


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