What about small traders?

PUBLISHED: 12:50 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:36 15 June 2010

You ask for our comments about Tesco opening a store in Seaton. I say, take a look at the Tesco website for details of the areas it operates in apart from groceries: clothing, home electrical, sound and vision, furniture, sports and leisure goods, baby an

You ask for our comments about Tesco opening a store in Seaton.I say, take a look at the Tesco website for details of the areas it operates in apart from groceries: clothing, home electrical, sound and vision, furniture, sports and leisure goods, baby and toddler products, toys and games, wines, books, CDs, insurance, savings, travel, flowers and plants, legal services, property services, etc, etc. The list goes on and on.These goods and services are presently provided for us very efficiently in Seaton by independent traders; do those traders really need the kind of competition distorted by the saturation advertising that only a huge juggernaut can afford?If we want to see more of our local businesses give up the unequal struggle to survive against such odds, then we should welcome Tesco. Personally, I don't.Rachel M MasonPoplar Tree Drive Seaton


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