Category Archives: independent shops

Mary Portas tells Co-op Congress how it is

This weekend I went to my first Co-operative Congress, held at the start of Co-operatives Fortnight. One of the draws was a Friday night session with Mary Portas. Not having a TV, my knowledge of Portas is limited. I had … Continue reading

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Is this the beginning of the end for my local shops?

When Tesco made its application to open a Tesco Metro practically next door to my local organic co-operative grocery, I complained. I pointed out that my neighbourhood was well served with small, local, independent shops, as well as two supermarkets … Continue reading

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