Talk:Iceland (supermarket)

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Slogan[edit]

The slogan is "That's why mums go to Iceland" - I just saw an ad on TV. But who is the celebrity? Is it a pop singer? Adambisset 18:58, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Its former pop star Kerry Katona

Maybe that's the slogan they use now, but there is no doubt the slogan they used back in the day was "That's why Mum's gone to Iceland". 74.65.39.59 18:33, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Still is - I went to an Iceland this morning and this slogan is still plastered everywhere (April 2007)

UPDATE: As of 2015 the slogan is "The Power of Frozen" and the celebrity face of it is Peter Andre Adcro

Copyright issues[edit]

A lot of this article is directly copied from the Iceland website: http://www.iceland.co.uk/ice/instore.nsf/(websearch)/theicelandstory as indicated by the fact that there are still asterisks inserted which do not relate to anything within the article, but rather to notes on the original page. Is it possible that Iceland have approved this copy? Tafkam 14:16, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Almost certainly not. If it was, there'd be some WP:OTRS tag on this page or something else saying that it was legit. As it is I've removed it for its blatancy. 68.39.174.238 19:55, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

It's my understanding that the overall name "Iceland.co.uk" was dropped as a result of the dotcom bubble bursting - the suggestion being that associating a company so totally with t'internet around 2001-2 was stock market poison.

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Iceland International Stores[edit]

I started out on this search knowing, without question, that there was an Iceland supermarket on the road between Mijas costa and Mijas pueblo in the Costa del sol in Spain. While merely "knowing" isn't good enough, it does permit of a longer search and of asking the company about non-UK/Ireland stores. This is what I was sent by email upon asking the company directly through its website:

I can confirm that Iceland do have a number of franchises overseas. However, we do not hold this information for these stores here. Please feel free therefore to visit www.overseas.es for further information.

I have fixed the internet address from the preceding paragraph to [1]. Click the "Store Locater" tab and, eventually 4 stores in Spain (notwithstanding the text disclaimer at the top of the page referring only to stores in Tenerife) will appear on a map of Spain. ៛ Bielle (talk) 15:11, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Refs[edit]

Both references are identical. Surely only one is needed? Digifiend (talk) 09:58, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Ballyfermot store[edit]

Is there anyone here who knows the story with the Iceland store in Ballyfermot, Dublin? I know it reopened in November '08, but this article said that it closed in April '09, something which has been removed. Can someone please verify what should be put on this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Footyfanatic3000 (talkcontribs) 16:43, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

It did reopen though. Look at this, this, this and this. FF3000 (talk) 11:59, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it did re-open and remains so. Another store was also re-opened in Finglas, by some of the higher staff from the Ballyfermot store. Both of these are franchised, as opposed to being run by Iceland themselves. 86.44.207.50 (talk) 04:40, 27 November 2009 (UTC)


Supermarket[edit]

Iceland is not a supermarket. This should be changed to just grocery shop or market store. It is not large enough to meet the criteria of being a supermarket. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.138.205.241 (talk) 09:57, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect. A supermarket by definition has multiple aisles and a wider variety of products than a grocery store. Iceland is officially a supermarket.

Ireland Name[edit]

No need for an edit notice on this article, especially one saying not to change Republic of Ireland to Ireland, since the Manual of Style IMOS says only to use RoI if there's potential for confusion, which in this case there is not. --HighKing (talk) 18:10, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Expansion section[edit]

If one is to have a distinct section headed 'Expansion', there are aspects under 'History' which arguably belong better under Expansion.Cloptonson (talk) 20:24, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 31 May 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved. Number 57 11:48, 8 June 2015 (UTC)


Iceland Foods LtdIceland (supermarket) – Move article back to former title, before an undiscussed move. Previous title was WP:Commonname  [[ axg //  ]] 13:42, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Support - It being 5am I was 90% asleep so thus never gave COMMONNAME a thought and to be honest I should've moved it back to Iceland (supermarket) instead, Anyway they're simply known as "Iceland" not "Iceland Foods" so per COMMONNAME should be moved back. –Davey2010Talk 15:04, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment most of the company website pages include the text "© Copyright 2015 Iceland Foods Ltd" and many webpage titles contain ".. Iceland Foods ..".
-site:www.iceland.co.uk ("Iceland" AND "foods") frozen OR chips OR "mums go" got "About 693,000 results"
-site:www.iceland.co.uk ("Iceland" AND "supermarkets") frozen OR chips OR "mums go" got "About 481,000 results"
There was a similar move request of Domino's PizzaDomino's which was rejected despite not needing parenthesis. I think both options are good but think that Iceland Foods Ltd is more informative and natural. GregKaye 13:03, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Invariably just known to the public as Iceland. We also don't generally use "Ltd" in titles. -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:44, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

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