Saturday, 25 May 2013

In praise of the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker

‘Buy something from the baker, and he'll buy something from the butcher and the candlestick-maker with his profits, and they in turn will do the same. Buy something from Tesco and they'll spend their profits on opening another Tesco.’

What a wonderful nutshell summary of all that is wrong with big chain supermarkets by a Guardian columnist. See the full article at:

The Local Works campaign has gathered the evidence and blown apart the arguments supermarkets tend to put forward in support of their planning applications. Supermarkets do not create jobs, they lead to net job losses in the local area. They harm the environment and don’t even give you a good deal on food prices. See the details at:

The pressure supermarkets put on suppliers for ever lower prices led to the horsemeat in your beef burgers scandal.

Consumer watchdog Which has been campaigning on misleading pricing practices in supermarkets for several years now:

In the meantime, however, our local high street shops are struggling: against underhand supermarket strategies and over priced high street rents. Support the Local Works campaign to save the High Street by proposing a local levy to be spent in the local economy details from

And use your High Street shops before we lose them!

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