Powercut at Tesco’s

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  • #54196
    AMA Express
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    Just been to Tesco’s.

    When a got there I noticed that all the car park lights were on.

    On entering the shop there was a young lad telling all customers that “as there’s a powercut we are unable to sell chilled or frozen goods”.

    Surely there must be something wrong with their system if, during a powercut, their generators are set to run the car park lights in broad daylight and not to run the compressors for the fridges and freezers.

    Is it me ?

    #63769

    Rob
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    @wrexham was tweeted this pic:

    Someone else who could be an employee was blaming power co rather than tesco.

    #63770

    wrexview
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    Wonder what happened to all the food?

    #63775
    Rondetto
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    I thought they had emergency generators in supermarkets for just such an event.

    #63777
    AMA Express
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    @wrexview 7974 wrote:

    Wonder what happened to all the food?

    Dumped probably.

    #63773

    NJones
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    This happened a few months back too. Did the staff have some good barbq’s?

    #63771

    Born Acorn
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    It may be that the power had just come back on. Would explain why the car park lights were on in daylight (like what happens with a security light when you plug it in).

    If I were to guess, I think emergency lighting, cold storage rooms, and some point of sale would be highest priority for the generator. I’ve heard of fridge/freezer stock being thrown out in powercuts before.

    #63774

    Welsh Dresser
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    The display units are open fronted so it’s impossible to keep the correct temperature when the power is cut. At home it’s easier as domestic fridges have doors. If the power is lost at home and the door is kept shut the food can be saved but there isn’t a towel big enough to wrap around a supermarket chiller.

    #63772

    Born Acorn
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    Same thing happened in Llandudno – it explains they move the food from the chillers back into storage to keep the food okay.

    Llandudno Junction power cut caused by workmen cutting through power cable – North Wales Weekly News

    #63776
    Rondetto
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    I was shopping in Tesco early this morning, well about 8am. The place went into darkness yet again. One of the shelf stacker’s said it was the third time it had happened today.
    There must be a short somewhere but up to now they still haven’t found the source.
    When I left there was a lady at the door telling people there was an electric fault and certain things weren’t working.

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