Mark Roelofsen wrote:If I'm right Sainsbury's have applied to open a branch in Spa Road, in the new development where the old One Stop Shop was. I suppose it's symptomatic of the growing population in the area, but I'm not enthused given the strong and growing food culture of the area.
How nice it would be if these big boys of retailing could emulate the ability of Carrefour and others in France who are able to stock locally produced food. Just think of the good PR and higher value sales they could win if they stocked the ice cream, cheese, honey, beer, meat, cakes etc etc of the local producers a few moments away.
Se16lucy wrote:I don't think it is any smaller than TBR branch in floor space. It is very handy, and it is refreshing to find helpful & cheerful staff.Nice to have sainsburys in the neighbourhood, however I feel a little disappointed as its really small, so a really limited amount of fresh produce available. Handy as it's open on Sunday morning so I'm sure I'll be back.
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