18 Tescos in Cardiff. More on the way.

JULIA comments –

. All supermarkets are dodgy. It’s like a different political party. They are all puppets f the same puppeteer. Here are posts I have written on Waaitrose and the COOP. The COOP is one that I used to believe was “different”, better than the others. I think the only way out is to grow your own or use local suppliers that you know are ok because you actually know them. 

Oh looks like I can’t paste links any more! It has taken me 10 mins already to type that short para in. Go toSuliWrites.wordpress.com and search for WAitrose and or cooperative monopoly.


TAP – Julia, why not write all you can offline, and then copy and paste it in.   I sometimes have to resort to doing that.

The Tesco terror

Sun 6th Feb 11 — Chris
Tescopoly - Every little hurts 
Tesco is the world’s third largest retailer. Its worldwide profits increased 12 per cent to £3.8bn in the year 2010-11. Of this £2,504m was earned in the UK. What they don’t tell us is that:
  • Local traders are being pushed out of business by new Tesco stores. This reduces consumer choice and the profits leave the local economy.
  • Tesco fills its shelves with imported produce instead of supporting UK farmers. Surveys by Friends of the Earth have shown that at the height of the UK apple season well over half the apples on offer in Tesco stores are imported
  • Farmers in the UK and overseas are being bullied by Tesco buyers as the company passes costs and risks back down the supply chain
  • As alternative shops are lost, access to healthy food could be affected. Tesco performed poorly in a rating of major retailers contribution to healthy diets carried out by the National Consumer Council
  • Workers overseas growing and packing food for Tesco and UK homeworkers assembling goods for Tesco are not getting basic employment rights
  • Tesco, like other big supermarkets, causes environmental damage by transporting food long distances, over-packaging its food, and building stores which are highly inefficient in terms of energy use.
The number of Tesco stores in the UK was 2,482 at the end of 2010. In their 2010-11 Annual Report they announced that they would continue to expand in the UK.
There are currently 18 Tesco stores in Cardiff.
Find out more about how Every little hurts.
T.Stokes London

COMMENT –

Good old Jack Cohen’s company has ruined Britains towns, aided and abetted by corrupt councils who have certainly not worked for the interests of the small business owners or indeed the local populations who have seen their towns fabric and character ripped out and changed beyond recognition. Prior to Jacks shops opening in a town, paid off councils take away any free parking and make it so difficult to find spaces that when Jack ‘n Tessa come along the punters are only to happy to get their heavily surveilled “free” two hours.

They are also guilty of using unpaid labour and have the dubious honour of re-stamping the sell by dates on old stock.

But one day, when this premier company of the NWO has eliminated all competion, and then amalgamated with the other big two into TesAsMo, the sheeple will have no option but to spend their credits with them and will be gratefufull that they are allowed to shop there. 

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7 Responses to “18 Tescos in Cardiff. More on the way.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good old Jack Cohen’s company has ruined Britains towns, aided and abetted by corrupt councils who have certainly not worked for the interests of the small business owners or indeed the local populations who have seen their towns fabric and character ripped out and changed beyond recognition. Prior to Jacks shops opening in a town, paid off councils take away any free parking and make it so difficult to find spaces that when Jack ‘n Tessa come along the punters are only to happy to get their heavily surveilled “free” two hours.

    They are also guilty of using unpaid labour and have the dubious honour of re-stamping the sell by dates on old stock.

    But one day, when this premier company of the NWO has eliminated all competion, and then amalgamated with the other big two into TesAsMo, the sheeple will have no option but to spend their credits with them and will be gratefufull that they are allowed to shop there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There is a real thing going on because i cannot believe all the growth of eastern staffed/owned corner-shops have been crushed by the new crowd?

    Must be a Gov’t backed drive with tax cuts council cronies-ism back hand deals? etc.

    Totally mind blowing i really thought they / families had it all sussed & sewn up as they all seemed to be now getting the holy grail of booze licences.

    Now the whole street look is changing big time. just need your points card!!! everywhere!!!

    I wonder where these 70’s plus immigrant corner shop owner folk are now turning to?

    all change??!!??

    HETT

  3. Toad Hall says:

    There is another element to this too.

    The current planning policy often dictates that property developers need to provide both social housing and quite often retail or offices to make sure there is an even balance of both social and private and there are job opportunities.

    All of this is quite innocent and actually to be encouraged.

    The rub comes when a developer comes to finance a mixed use development. Often times the banks will not lend unless they have a pre-let retail space to de-risk the development.

    Do small businesses or potential start up businesses have the money / reputaiton / credit rating to mak ethat commitment? Hell no.

    Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the big retailers do.

    So you’ll note, particularly in London and town centres, whenever a new development goes up a express supermarket is normally there.

    The supermarkets are prefered by developers because they have the credit rating. The commercial elements of a development are normally a loss making pain for a developer. They’d rather just make a whole block of private housing and get out asap.

    Selling a retail unit with a triple A rated supermarket chain with a long cast iron lease is much easier than an empty one or one with a never heard of small business.

    In other words, small businesses and first time business don’t really have a chance.

  4. Toad Hall says:

    Good news.

    If you’re going to shop at a supermarket, there are some better than others.

    http://www.waitrose.com/home/about_waitrose/our_company.html

    Waitrose Limited is an upmarket chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, forming the food retail division of Britain’s largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership.

    They also have a strict NO GMO policy.

    Consider using one of the organic food delivery companies. They can be more expenisve, but often times not actually that much, plus they deliver – bonus.

    I have used these for years, all sourced from local or national farmers. All organic. All free range. Not in a big super market supply chain.

    Food comes in a big cardboard box with as little packaging as possible, which is also great. Just a big box of veg, no plastics or un-necessary crap around it.

    You can also order meat and dairy.

    I have used both of these and both great.

    http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/

    http://www.riverford.co.uk/

    I have also been to the farm shop h/q of the latter and they seem like really good people too.

  5. Toad Hall says:

    Off topic, but watch this harrowing short film about mass meat production :-/

    http://www.downvids.net/holocaust-on-a-conveyor-belt-assembly-line-of-death-330237.html

  6. Julia says:

    I am sorry Toad Hall, but I will have to disagree. All supermarkets are dodgy. It’s like a different political party. They are all puppets f the same puppeteer. Here are posts I have written on Waaitrose and the COOP. The COOP is one that I used to believe was “different”, better than the others. I think the only way out is to grow your own or use local suppliers that you know are ok because you actually know them.

    Oh looks like I can’t paste links any more! It has taken me 10 mins already to type that short para in. Go to SuliWrites.wordpress.com and search for WAitrose and or cooperative monopoly.

  7. Toad Hall says:

    Depressing to hear Julia, wishful thinking on my part…

    I’ll check out link.

    News today:

    Tesco takes burgers off shelves after horse DNA found
    Horsemeat discovery leads Tesco, Iceland, Aldi and Lidl to withdraw beef products as investigations continue

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/16/tesco-burgers-off-shelves-horsemeat

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