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Sainsbury’s moves into sandwich shops with launch of Fresh Kitchen

Sainsbury’s have announced their move into the restaurant game with the launch of Fresh Kitchen, a new canteen-style cafe, selling sandwiches, snacks and hot food such as bacon rolls, cottage pie and soup. The new store, located on London’s Fleet Street, features on-the-go food which is housed in chillers around the store with additional impulse […]

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Tensator Feature in A1 Retail Magazine

For expert queuing advice, check out Tensator’s contribution in the queue management article, in the January edition of A1 Retail Magazine! For tailored advice on your store or outlet, please call us on +44 (0) 1908 684600.

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Retail Installations are filling up in 2010

Great news for Tensator – our installation teams are almost fully booked for retail installations throughout January, with numerous chains turning to Tensator for queue management advice. From high fashion retailers, to supermarkets, fast food chains, toy stores and electrical outlets; Tensator are leading the way in crowd control and queue management. Helping retailers to […]

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Shoplifting soars as a result of the recession

The recently published “Global Retail Theft Barometer 2009” suggests that retail theft is on the rise, with the total value of stolen goods increasing by 20% to £4.88 billion in the year to June 2009. Employee theft account for 36.4% , with an average loss of a staggering £1,595.66, compared to £80.31 for external thefts. […]

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Queuing customers come to the rescue

A would-be bank robber who waited patiently in line for more than 10 minutes for his turn at the cash desk last Friday was overpowered by other customers queuing up at the branch in Málaga City, Diario Sur reports. His attire in the recent warm weather had already given some cause for suspicion: a cap […]

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Would you pay £50 to push to the front of the immigration queue?

A new initiative to reduce delays at the immigration desk at major UK airports is soon to be launched. The system, which will be introduced at Stansted airport before it is extended to Heathrow’s Terminal 4, will mean travellers can pay an upcharge of up to £50 to use fast-track gates, allowing passengers to cut […]

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It’s not too late to use Café Banners and bring the inside out

The last few weeks has seen the British Public sunning themselves while sat outside cafés and bars, soaking up the late September sun. Tensator’s range of café banners are an ideal solution to cordon off smoking areas and demarcate outside seating, and can enable your venue to benefit from the warm autumn sun too.The range […]

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What’s in a handshake?

Are Tensator Hand Gel Stations required to rescue sportsmanship in football? Apparently the crafty Swedes are advising players NOT to shake hands…. What effect would this have in the business world if the handshake was banned? Or global politics… imagine Obama refusing to shake hands with Gordon Brown? Tensator Hand Gel Stations are clearly required […]

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What can we do to prevent customers abandoning their shopping baskets and not spending because of queues at our tills?

Tensator’s UK General Manager, Kevin Hickson, has answered this question in depth in the current issue of Retail Week (4th September 2009). Hickson, recommends a number of solutions that can speed queue flow, capture shopper’s attention while waiting in the queue with the use of In-Queue Merchandising and also considers providing estimated wait times as […]

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Tensabarrier® used to stop drunken violence

In an attempt to combat alcohol driven violence Oldham Council have introduced a single line queuing system into bars that hold cheap drink promotions. Tonight’s Panorama: The Truth About Happy Hour, recreates Oldham Council rules during a drinks promotion night at a bar to see how it would work and how it would be received […]

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Queuing Michael Jackson fans wait overnight for Final O2 Arena Tickets

With 360,000 tickets sold in 18 hours during the pre sale, 20,000 tickets per hour, 33 tickets per minute, it’s no wonder that fans started queuing outside the London O2 Arena yesterday!! By midday yesterday, the crowds had started growing and some of the most dedicated Jackson fan’s brought along tents and sleeping bags in […]

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Queue Management – Reduce queuing times this Christmas

Crowds of customers can be coordinated safely and efficiently when queues are managed properly during the seasonal sales periods, says Kevin Hickson, general manager of Tensator. With the Christmas and January sales allowing hundreds of shoppers to infiltrate the high-street and department stores en masse to pick up a number of bargains, it is important […]

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Tesco joins the queue of satisfied Tensator customers

Press Release Bespoke designs by queue management specialist Tensator, approved by Tesco for use in any of the retailer’s UK outlets earlier this year, have proved a hit with supermarket chain. Following successful pilot schemes earlier this year, Tensator’s solutions have now been fully installed and are up and running in stores across the country […]

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