Sorry if this is old news but just found out the Bangalore Express on Waterloo Road is to become a Tesco - which will be round the corner from the new one on Bayliss Road, down the road from the one on The Cut and just a short stroll from the ones on Borough Road and Great Suffolk Street.
Not to mention all the Sainsburys.
Is there no way of stopping this before SE1 turns into one giant rather useless mini supermarket?
For me, to go to a local shop means putting in a little bit of effort, as M&S, GSS Tesco and Sainsbury's are my nearest shops. Not a problem, I don't mind combining a shop with a walk, apart from this morning, where my slightly hungover body demanded a full English, so I went to GSS Tesco's, purely because it's cheaper. Big mistake: only 2 boxes of eggs left, of which one containing at least one broken egg. The shop overall seemed so dirty that I brought everything back and went to the Sainsbury's across the road. More expensive, but at least the shop is clean and more inviting than their competitor. Even if they managed to edge Tesco out, I doubt a local retailer would take its place unfortunately. ...