le_tigre_boy wrote:I do believe that tesco seems to be taking over the world, too much annoyance. We should be supporting out local shops etc. If the store is not with keeping with the area then this is unacceptable also including if the original store is big enough to support the area.
I would like to add though that sometimes a big supermarket is good. For example a new Tesco was opened in Castle Douglas where my mum lives and people were concerned that local shops would close. In this instance it has actually benefited the area as it has made the smaller shops actually become more competitive by bringing in new products etc. Also no shops have actually closed down because of this.
I think that this has worked here due to the fact that people live outwith the town so it actually helps having a shop that is open later in the working week but then using the local shops when they are off.
Josef wrote:I always find this talk of Tesco taking over the world a bit odd.
Vinegar Tom wrote:Josef wrote:I always find this talk of Tesco taking over the world a bit odd.
If I understand it correctly, the beef is with the attrition that a new Tesco store has on existing small businesses. There is a calculation somewhere ( I think ) that shows that a 20% drop in business is enough to kill those wee local shops that I like. But I could be wrong.
Josef wrote: It just always seems to be Tesco that gets mentioned.
Whenever possible, I buy fruit from a fruit shop, meat from a butchers and fish from a fish shop. Tinned and packet stuff, I usually get from supermarkets.
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