The Anonymous Widower

The Giraffe Web-Site Has Crashed

Tesco have taken over the Giraffe restaurant chain, as is reported here in the Guardian. This paragraph explains their strategy.

For a retailer that accounts for more than one in every £8 spent in UK shops, with UK sales of £47.3bn, the deal is pocket change. But added to the grocer’s recent 49% investment in artisan coffee shop Harris + Hoole, the group’s Dobbies garden centre business, and a stake in the embryonic, luxury bakery Euphorium, and the beginnings of a bold strategic shift begin to emerge.

I also wanted to look something up on the restaurant’s web site and got this message.

Due to today’s Tesco announcement we are experiencing extremely high volumes of traffic to our website.

We are currently working to accommodate the extra demand and will be back online later this evening. We apologise for any inconvenience.

I wonder if the wags will come up with jokes about Tesco swapping horse-meat for giraffe-meat.

March 13, 2013 - Posted by | Business, Computing, Food, News | , ,

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