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Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Thu 05 Jun, 2014 1:01 pm
by Darcy Sarto
rogerstone wrote:
MultiDad wrote:I'm trying to work out why Diageo ( a big drinks co) is owner of Bircheley Green? have I got this wrong? I'm sure the Hertford Illuminati will be able to answer..


It's not Diagio as such but Diageo Pension Fund Limited.


Many shopping/retail centres are ultimately owned by pension funds (who have to invest in something other than the stock market if they're not going put all their eggs in one basket). Interstingly parts of the Edinburgh Way retail "ribbon" in Harlow appear to belong to Crown Estates although I've not seen HRH in Subway or Costa recently.

Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Thu 05 Jun, 2014 1:50 pm
by xnetco
MultiDad wrote:I'm trying to work out why Diageo ( a big drinks co) is owner of Bircheley Green? have I got this wrong? I'm sure the Hertford Illuminati will be able to answer..


Lots of large companies use their cash funds to finance other ventures. Equipment financing is very popular for this.

Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Thu 05 Jun, 2014 2:28 pm
by Golden
I prefer to look at it from a different angle and invest some of my pension fund in Diageo - Guinness anyone?? :D

Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Sat 07 Jun, 2014 1:40 pm
by Steve
It might also be worth bearing in mind that the Bircherley Green estate includes shops fronting Railway Street - from Cactus to Lloyds Bank and the premises above.

Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Sun 08 Jun, 2014 11:55 am
by James007
Anyone for Aldi to replace Waitrose?

Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Tue 17 Jun, 2014 9:03 am
by newcomer
Steve wrote:It might also be worth bearing in mind that the Bircherley Green estate includes shops fronting Railway Street - from Cactus to Lloyds Bank and the premises above.


I noticed yesterday that Cactus were having a "closing down sale".

Re: Waitrose rumour

Posted: Thu 07 Aug, 2014 1:45 pm
by Robbo
I understand that Waitrose are canvassing customers today as to their views if the store in Hertford was to close....

Will take a wander down later and give my opinion. ;)