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We need small businesses, not superstores
12:04pm Monday 10th February 2014 in Letters
Every time a major supermarket plans to open a new store, figures are given about jobs created.
Nowhere have I ever read about how many jobs will be lost, how many small business will be closed, and how many treasured relationships will be no more.
Nor do I read about the takeover of a corporate culture, which sees customers as 'consumer units' with their buying preferences logged and manipulated.
I don't read about genetically modified food, and the toxic partnerships all supermarkets have with corporations whose employees are spared eating the poison they produce.
Where do I read about supermarkets pouring bleach over 'waste' food to stop the homeless eating it?
All we get is the company PR, government lies and MPs ingratiating themselves at the multi-national trough. We don't need supermarkets, we need small, local businesses who see customers as friends, place a value on service and create a wonderful diversity of goods and services.
"New supermarket may destroy up to 1,000 jobs" would be honest reporting.
But I won't be holding my breath.