Rant on retail

Supermarkets in the UK are posting record profits. 1 out of every 8 pounds spent in UK shops is spent in Tescos.

Independent retailers are understandably concerned about the threat to their business. Although apparently not enough to do much about it. I, like many people, leave for work before 9, and return after 5.30. From my perspective small retailers are actively avoiding my business. They wait to open until after I have left in the morning, and they make sure they’re closed before I return. Is it any surprise that I go to the large supermarket on my way home from work? It’s the only shop still open! Local retailers seem to be stuck in an era when we all lived in villages and the wife stayed home and did the shopping.

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