Tuesday 21 September 2010 2.06pm
I'm sure that we all remember, a couple of summers ago when Starbucks
started its plan to take over every other shop in the high street. I am beginning to be concerned that the Supermarket chains are starting to think the same. We now have, either planned or completed five Tesco and two Sainsbury Microstores. Now I know that the Elephant and Castle Shopping centre is closing together with its Tesco and, hopefully, a new supermarket put in its place, but this proliferation doesn't seem very balanced. Of course, because the venues are smaller, everything costs more but, having now shopped in a few, I'm pretty sure they're also aiming at the higher end of the market with many of the products. Above all, a big concern is that once the new Supermarket has been built at the Elephant are they likely to close most of the other stores or continue to be a frequent frontage for the area.
I wondered what everyone thought of this. And yes, I wouldn't mind a Waitrose either!