Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The town that said no to Tesco

The Guardian has an interesting article regarding Saxmundham in Suffolk. Eight years ago, the Suffolk town of Saxmundham said no to a giant new Tesco. Today, local shops and suppliers are thriving, and campaigners are claiming a victory for individuality and the quality of life. But are things really that rosy? Saxmundham offers hope and even its most pessimistic traders insist they have not abandoned it. "We're still fighting. We're still in," says John Jackson the founder of Jackson's Bakery. "We believe that full circle will come around and all these supermarkets will eat each other and die of indigestion".
Consumers and communities do have a choice - there is an alternative to Tescopoly. Local shops can survive.


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