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From: "J. Buck" <>
Subject: Re: Coop Tickets/Victor Value
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 10:43:33 +0100
References: <1d2.2c29b916.2e8721cd@aol.com>


Didn't Victor Value become Tesco?

Jan
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From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: Coop Tickets


>
> In a message dated 25/09/2004 18:43:28 GMT Daylight Time,
> writes:
>
> I didnt realize you had Green Shield stamps in England, I lived in the US
> back in those days and used to save them, got a whole set of Samsonite
> luggage with mine.
>
>
>
> It was Sperry & Hutchinson who issued Green Stamps in the US but another
> organisation beat them to the colour in the UK when they started the
completely
> separate Green Shield Stamps. This left S&H with the task of finding
another
> colour and they chose pink.
>
> Unfortunately, Green Shield had most of the market sewn up by then and
S&H's
> only large customer was a UK supermarket chain called Victor Value, which
> was not a raging success. With VV's demise, S&H seem to have left the UK
market.
>
> For the record, the successor to Green Shield is still going as Argos
(with
> Premier Points as the later incarnation of a reward scheme) although it
has
> had several changes in owner since those days.
>
> DaveD
>
>
>




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