Tesco wins final legal battle for Manningtree store

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A SUPERSTORE legal battle has been thrown out of the Court of Appeal.

A senior judge has today, November 21, thrown out the East of England Co-operative Society's challenge against a rival store being built in Mannningtree.

The Co-op claimed Tendring Council made a host of errors in granting the new shop's planning permission and called for a judicial review.

This was turned down and Sir David Keene's decision in London today paves the way for the new tesco development, at a former industrial site in Station Road, to go ahead.

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6:51pm Wed 21 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

Why cannot planners see that supermarkets like Tesco destroy local town centres and the lives of the people that live there. How many shops will be left in Manningtree in five years time.
Without supermarkets town centres would be booming and there would be far less people out of work.
Why cannot planners see that supermarkets like Tesco destroy local town centres and the lives of the people that live there. How many shops will be left in Manningtree in five years time. Without supermarkets town centres would be booming and there would be far less people out of work. roger bacon
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7:08pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Bramble1979 says...

Well said Roger, Just take a look at Clacton. With Brook retail park Tesco taking shoppers out of the town the council has had to revert to free parking permits for residents to bring them back in.
Watch out Frinton and Walton, you'll be next with Tesco heading your way!
Well said Roger, Just take a look at Clacton. With Brook retail park Tesco taking shoppers out of the town the council has had to revert to free parking permits for residents to bring them back in. Watch out Frinton and Walton, you'll be next with Tesco heading your way! Bramble1979
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7:38pm Wed 21 Nov 12

karenlb38 says...

Tesco arriving in Manningtree will make NO difference to shops closing .. 2 more shops have closed recently and tesco has not even been built YET
Tesco arriving in Manningtree will make NO difference to shops closing .. 2 more shops have closed recently and tesco has not even been built YET karenlb38
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7:59pm Wed 21 Nov 12

25414nora says...

Valid comments above, But then the reader must ask the question, 'WHY' do Tesco's draw customers away from most other outlets?....Could it have something to do with Tesco giving better value for your money?...Nature being what it is, people will always look to stretch the pound in their pockets.
Maybe the Co-operative ought to compete more and complain less..
Valid comments above, But then the reader must ask the question, 'WHY' do Tesco's draw customers away from most other outlets?....Could it have something to do with Tesco giving better value for your money?...Nature being what it is, people will always look to stretch the pound in their pockets. Maybe the Co-operative ought to compete more and complain less.. 25414nora
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8:45pm Wed 21 Nov 12

carnuts says...

OK we agree Supermarkets destoy town centre shopping.
What is the Co-Op?
OK we agree Supermarkets destoy town centre shopping. What is the Co-Op? carnuts
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9:11pm Wed 21 Nov 12

corporate says...

I wonder if the people who slate Tesco actually vote with their feet and refuse to shop in Tesco, and whether they refuse the wonderful Council-provided free parking facilities, that Tesco, if it is to believed, has caused us to be endowed with? A matter of principle, you see. I doubt it; no-one, until now, has suggested Tesco has been solely blamed for the Council providing free parking - must be the 'fence syndrome' affecting people's thoughts. People who moan about Tesco will still shop there, of course. Hypocrisy is on sale at a venue near you.

Tesco provide jobs, cheaper goods, healthy competition, delivery to the infirm and those unable to get out, community ventures (school items etc), easy parking at their stores, Value items that are particularly welcome in these austere times, and...well, the list goes on.

And what do the NIMBY's say? "Traffic will bring the town to a standstill". Well, a respected legal survey indicated exactly the opposite. "Shops will close". Well, they already have a Tesco and a Co-op vying for heallthy business, and none of the other many shops seem to sell the same sort of goods as Tesco - we have at least two bakers in town, several pubs, to name but two co-existing business types and - most important of all - a SELECTION of places in which to shop. With Colchester and Ipswich just 15 minutes away, are we suggesting these towns will force Manningtree shops to close? Of course they might, but Manningtree Tesco will bring people IN, not drive them away, and we only have to read Tesco's success story to realise that people ARE shopping in their stores, and are NOT being frogmarched into the stores, but choose, out of their own free will, to do so. The people have spoken, the Council has agreed, and, like the picturesque fence some people find abhorrent (for some reason) Tesco will be here to stay. Personally, I can't wait and Manningtree will be seen to thrive, despite what the nay-sayers choose to scare others with.
I wonder if the people who slate Tesco actually vote with their feet and refuse to shop in Tesco, and whether they refuse the wonderful Council-provided free parking facilities, that Tesco, if it is to believed, has caused us to be endowed with? A matter of principle, you see. I doubt it; no-one, until now, has suggested Tesco has been solely blamed for the Council providing free parking - must be the 'fence syndrome' affecting people's thoughts. People who moan about Tesco will still shop there, of course. Hypocrisy is on sale at a venue near you. Tesco provide jobs, cheaper goods, healthy competition, delivery to the infirm and those unable to get out, community ventures (school items etc), easy parking at their stores, Value items that are particularly welcome in these austere times, and...well, the list goes on. And what do the NIMBY's say? "Traffic will bring the town to a standstill". Well, a respected legal survey indicated exactly the opposite. "Shops will close". Well, they already have a Tesco and a Co-op vying for heallthy business, and none of the other many shops seem to sell the same sort of goods as Tesco - we have at least two bakers in town, several pubs, to name but two co-existing business types and - most important of all - a SELECTION of places in which to shop. With Colchester and Ipswich just 15 minutes away, are we suggesting these towns will force Manningtree shops to close? Of course they might, but Manningtree Tesco will bring people IN, not drive them away, and we only have to read Tesco's success story to realise that people ARE shopping in their stores, and are NOT being frogmarched into the stores, but choose, out of their own free will, to do so. The people have spoken, the Council has agreed, and, like the picturesque fence some people find abhorrent (for some reason) Tesco will be here to stay. Personally, I can't wait and Manningtree will be seen to thrive, despite what the nay-sayers choose to scare others with. corporate
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8:36am Thu 22 Nov 12

rhetoric says...

Corporate, please note that so far as I am aware, the infirm and those unable to get out do not receive delivery foc!
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They pay just like other people, who may opt for delivery because they are too busy at work or otherwise.
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I am not certain whether the delivery system is a "loss leader", but would guess that in addition to the fee paid for delivery there is also a fair profit from the goods sold in this way.
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And, of course, Tesco are fuel retailers, so their delivery vans must be getting their fuel at a discount too!
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Charity, it's not...
Corporate, please note that so far as I am aware, the infirm and those unable to get out do not receive delivery foc! . They pay just like other people, who may opt for delivery because they are too busy at work or otherwise. . I am not certain whether the delivery system is a "loss leader", but would guess that in addition to the fee paid for delivery there is also a fair profit from the goods sold in this way. . And, of course, Tesco are fuel retailers, so their delivery vans must be getting their fuel at a discount too! . Charity, it's not... rhetoric
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9:48am Thu 22 Nov 12

Lawford Lass says...

Just remember the jobs they're promising to create are high in number because they tend to only employ part time. Wonder how long before its open 24 hours and then maybe they'll think about adding a petrol station.... And the people who own the post office in Waldergrave Way will be smiling as the co-op closes and they're the only post office around.... As for the traffic, well its already chaos alot of the time, as everyone who works in the high street knows, and thats before they added the temporary traffic lights. Nevermind at least people can get their shopping cheaper and quicker....
Just remember the jobs they're promising to create are high in number because they tend to only employ part time. Wonder how long before its open 24 hours and then maybe they'll think about adding a petrol station.... And the people who own the post office in Waldergrave Way will be smiling as the co-op closes and they're the only post office around.... As for the traffic, well its already chaos alot of the time, as everyone who works in the high street knows, and thats before they added the temporary traffic lights. Nevermind at least people can get their shopping cheaper and quicker.... Lawford Lass
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9:57am Thu 22 Nov 12

friday_woods says...

About time too. Tescos is cheaper, has a wider range of goods and better opening hours. Hail Tesco!!
About time too. Tescos is cheaper, has a wider range of goods and better opening hours. Hail Tesco!! friday_woods
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10:55am Thu 22 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

karenlb38 wrote:
Tesco arriving in Manningtree will make NO difference to shops closing .. 2 more shops have closed recently and tesco has not even been built YET
Funny I thought there was already a Tesco in Manningtree.
I put it down to your naivety that when a big Tesco comes to Manningtree it will draw money away from every business even those with products that Tesco do not sell.There is only so much money that people can spend. Or perhaps you did not realise that.
I had a friend who had a shop in Clacton town centre Not one product he sold did Tesco sell. He averaged £250-£300 takings per day . Within 9 months of the 24 hour Tesco opening his takings had dropped to £50 per day and 6 months later £15 per day. Then he closed up, broke and a marriage break up as well. He had been trading in Clacton for over 20 years. That's what Tesco does to communities.
[quote][p][bold]karenlb38[/bold] wrote: Tesco arriving in Manningtree will make NO difference to shops closing .. 2 more shops have closed recently and tesco has not even been built YET[/p][/quote]Funny I thought there was already a Tesco in Manningtree. I put it down to your naivety that when a big Tesco comes to Manningtree it will draw money away from every business even those with products that Tesco do not sell.There is only so much money that people can spend. Or perhaps you did not realise that. I had a friend who had a shop in Clacton town centre Not one product he sold did Tesco sell. He averaged £250-£300 takings per day . Within 9 months of the 24 hour Tesco opening his takings had dropped to £50 per day and 6 months later £15 per day. Then he closed up, broke and a marriage break up as well. He had been trading in Clacton for over 20 years. That's what Tesco does to communities. roger bacon
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10:58am Thu 22 Nov 12

Dug says...

I don't think Tesco is that cheap anymore.

I buy most of my meat now from a local butcher. It's actually cheaper in most cases and way better quality!
I don't think Tesco is that cheap anymore. I buy most of my meat now from a local butcher. It's actually cheaper in most cases and way better quality! Dug
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1:09pm Thu 22 Nov 12

anon-me says...

About time this was sorted and Tesco can come to Manningtree. The co-op is overpriced and never has anything you actually want in stock.
About time this was sorted and Tesco can come to Manningtree. The co-op is overpriced and never has anything you actually want in stock. anon-me
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1:15pm Thu 22 Nov 12

willism says...

when will people realise its not tesco's that will close smaller local shops down but the people that stop using them. Tesco at present are just offering an alternative, they arent forcing people to shop there.
I trust the people that are arguing against tesco's dont ever shop there. That would make them hypocrites.
Like the old saying, guns dont kill people.. people do.
when will people realise its not tesco's that will close smaller local shops down but the people that stop using them. Tesco at present are just offering an alternative, they arent forcing people to shop there. I trust the people that are arguing against tesco's dont ever shop there. That would make them hypocrites. Like the old saying, guns dont kill people.. people do. willism
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5:45pm Thu 22 Nov 12

smile23 says...

I bet when the store is up and running half the people who moaned about it being built will use as its on there door step
I bet when the store is up and running half the people who moaned about it being built will use as its on there door step smile23
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7:15pm Thu 22 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

smile23 wrote:
I bet when the store is up and running half the people who moaned about it being built will use as its on there door step
Of course you will be right as the other shops will all be gone
Places the size on Manningtree in USA now has a Walmart and all the other local shops have closed and a great deal of unemployment in those areas
[quote][p][bold]smile23[/bold] wrote: I bet when the store is up and running half the people who moaned about it being built will use as its on there door step[/p][/quote]Of course you will be right as the other shops will all be gone Places the size on Manningtree in USA now has a Walmart and all the other local shops have closed and a great deal of unemployment in those areas roger bacon
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8:52pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Cleggeron says...

People shop in Tesco because they think they are getting a cheap deal and lots of choice - we've been brainwashed into thinking that way. The reality is that the smaller local Tescos are often more expensive than local stores and carry a fraction of the product lines that a superstore does. Yes, a Tesco may create jobs when it opens but I doubt that it adds to the sum total of the employed in a given area as it will force the loss of jobs, or potential jobs with rivals.
And of course, the profits are exported out of the town and aren't spend with local suppliers.
Of course, the existing local shops aren't owed a living - but Tesco has emormous buying power and the ability to sell at a loss in order to attract customers. That's something independents can't do for long, if at all.
People shop in Tesco because they think they are getting a cheap deal and lots of choice - we've been brainwashed into thinking that way. The reality is that the smaller local Tescos are often more expensive than local stores and carry a fraction of the product lines that a superstore does. Yes, a Tesco may create jobs when it opens but I doubt that it adds to the sum total of the employed in a given area as it will force the loss of jobs, or potential jobs with rivals. And of course, the profits are exported out of the town and aren't spend with local suppliers. Of course, the existing local shops aren't owed a living - but Tesco has emormous buying power and the ability to sell at a loss in order to attract customers. That's something independents can't do for long, if at all. Cleggeron
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10:00pm Thu 22 Nov 12

corporate says...

To clarify to 'rhetoric', I never said delivery was 'free' but of course, if neighbours collaborated, two (or more) people could order goods from Tesco and pay the one delivery charge. That's free-thinking. For what it's worth, how do housebound people get their groceries now? Carers may get it for them, or friends/families. That's at least a walk to the store and carrying bags back, or at most a drive to the store, with petrol costs, wear and tear, shopping in the aisles, lining up at the till, all hassle - imagine this during winter. Again, for what it's worth, Sainsburys do absolutely free delivery if you order a certain amount.

Part-time jobs are better than no jobs at all, surely?

Cleggeron would need to clarify his 'Tesco aren't cheaper' remark, because, of course, the big Tesco hasn't been built yet, so nobody knows what their pricing strategy will be. I would be happy to know that items WILL be cheaper in the future (I'm not concerned about what I paid yesterday) and certainly, vying for custom with the Co-op, it makes good business sense to undercut what is already being sold at other supermarkets in the town.

I found 561 products at Tesco being sold under their Everyday Value label - that is, really really cheap - for example, 15 eggs for £1.69, butter 98p, bread 47p. These are staple foods and many of these items are further complemented by '3 for 2' offers. We spent £124 last week at Morrisons; the same (or equivalent items) in Tesco totalled just under £105. And we also got 10p off each litre of fuel, plus Tesco Clubcard Points, which entitles us to further savings on our subsequent shopping sessions online.

Bring it on!
To clarify to 'rhetoric', I never said delivery was 'free' but of course, if neighbours collaborated, two (or more) people could order goods from Tesco and pay the one delivery charge. That's free-thinking. For what it's worth, how do housebound people get their groceries now? Carers may get it for them, or friends/families. That's at least a walk to the store and carrying bags back, or at most a drive to the store, with petrol costs, wear and tear, shopping in the aisles, lining up at the till, all hassle - imagine this during winter. Again, for what it's worth, Sainsburys do absolutely free delivery if you order a certain amount. Part-time jobs are better than no jobs at all, surely? Cleggeron would need to clarify his 'Tesco aren't cheaper' remark, because, of course, the big Tesco hasn't been built yet, so nobody knows what their pricing strategy will be. I would be happy to know that items WILL be cheaper in the future (I'm not concerned about what I paid yesterday) and certainly, vying for custom with the Co-op, it makes good business sense to undercut what is already being sold at other supermarkets in the town. I found 561 products at Tesco being sold under their Everyday Value label - that is, really really cheap - for example, 15 eggs for £1.69, butter 98p, bread 47p. These are staple foods and many of these items are further complemented by '3 for 2' offers. We spent £124 last week at Morrisons; the same (or equivalent items) in Tesco totalled just under £105. And we also got 10p off each litre of fuel, plus Tesco Clubcard Points, which entitles us to further savings on our subsequent shopping sessions online. Bring it on! corporate
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10:36pm Thu 22 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

Suggest Corporate open his eyes when going shopping
All, repeat all supermarkets are dearer than butchers or greengrocers for buying meat and fruit and vegetables . They always have been. All supermarket fruit is bought for long shelf life and not for flavour or quality. In the trade it is generally thought that the worst apples are Golden Delicious, and those from the Loire Valley the worst of all. Guess what that apples the supermarkets sell , yes GD because they have the longest shelf life. The far superior Cox'es are being phased out as it does not have such a long shelf life.
Belly of pork is nearly twice the price in Tesco as the local butcher
As for more choice in Tesco you cannot buy Back or Top Ribs of Beef, Thick End of Belly,Blade Bone of Pork, Blade steak or Best End neck or Breast of Lamb..Eggs are far dearer at Tesco than my local corner shop. A pound a dozen dearer.
Suggest Corporate open his eyes when going shopping All, repeat all supermarkets are dearer than butchers or greengrocers for buying meat and fruit and vegetables . They always have been. All supermarket fruit is bought for long shelf life and not for flavour or quality. In the trade it is generally thought that the worst apples are Golden Delicious, and those from the Loire Valley the worst of all. Guess what that apples the supermarkets sell , yes GD because they have the longest shelf life. The far superior Cox'es are being phased out as it does not have such a long shelf life. Belly of pork is nearly twice the price in Tesco as the local butcher As for more choice in Tesco you cannot buy Back or Top Ribs of Beef, Thick End of Belly,Blade Bone of Pork, Blade steak or Best End neck or Breast of Lamb..Eggs are far dearer at Tesco than my local corner shop. A pound a dozen dearer. roger bacon
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11:23pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Boris says...

Tesco opened a convenience store near me a few years ago and I am still boycotting it, and always will. It helps that we have an excellent greengrocer, an excellent general grocer, and an excellent butcher all within about 200 metres, selling far better stuff than Tesco and at competitive prices. Yes, I also use supermarkets, but good quality ones like the Co-op and Aldi. Down with Tesco. My commiserations to the good people of Manningtree.
Tesco opened a convenience store near me a few years ago and I am still boycotting it, and always will. It helps that we have an excellent greengrocer, an excellent general grocer, and an excellent butcher all within about 200 metres, selling far better stuff than Tesco and at competitive prices. Yes, I also use supermarkets, but good quality ones like the Co-op and Aldi. Down with Tesco. My commiserations to the good people of Manningtree. Boris
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11:28pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Boris says...

Lawford Lass wrote:
Just remember the jobs they're promising to create are high in number because they tend to only employ part time. Wonder how long before its open 24 hours and then maybe they'll think about adding a petrol station.... And the people who own the post office in Waldergrave Way will be smiling as the co-op closes and they're the only post office around.... As for the traffic, well its already chaos alot of the time, as everyone who works in the high street knows, and thats before they added the temporary traffic lights. Nevermind at least people can get their shopping cheaper and quicker....
You evidently mean councillor Guglielmi. I wonder how he voted on the Tesco application. He should have abstained, but did he?
[quote][p][bold]Lawford Lass[/bold] wrote: Just remember the jobs they're promising to create are high in number because they tend to only employ part time. Wonder how long before its open 24 hours and then maybe they'll think about adding a petrol station.... And the people who own the post office in Waldergrave Way will be smiling as the co-op closes and they're the only post office around.... As for the traffic, well its already chaos alot of the time, as everyone who works in the high street knows, and thats before they added the temporary traffic lights. Nevermind at least people can get their shopping cheaper and quicker....[/p][/quote]You evidently mean councillor Guglielmi. I wonder how he voted on the Tesco application. He should have abstained, but did he? Boris
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2:52pm Fri 23 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

Councillor Gugliemi is not on the Planning committee but a letter from him was read out at the meeting. that he supported the planning application.
The planning committee passed the Tesco plans with only 5 of the 11 councillors voting for them. The chairperson Rosemary Heaney said she feared Tesco would ruin the High Street and then abstained as did 3 other councillors.
Councillor Gugliemi is not on the Planning committee but a letter from him was read out at the meeting. that he supported the planning application. The planning committee passed the Tesco plans with only 5 of the 11 councillors voting for them. The chairperson Rosemary Heaney said she feared Tesco would ruin the High Street and then abstained as did 3 other councillors. roger bacon
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9:23pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Boris says...

roger bacon wrote:
Councillor Gugliemi is not on the Planning committee but a letter from him was read out at the meeting. that he supported the planning application.
The planning committee passed the Tesco plans with only 5 of the 11 councillors voting for them. The chairperson Rosemary Heaney said she feared Tesco would ruin the High Street and then abstained as did 3 other councillors.
Thanks, Roger. Absolutely disgraceful. I thought our Colchester councillors were bad enough, but your TDC councillors are, if anything, worse. Except for Gary Scott, of course, who seens a sound and sensible man.
[quote][p][bold]roger bacon[/bold] wrote: Councillor Gugliemi is not on the Planning committee but a letter from him was read out at the meeting. that he supported the planning application. The planning committee passed the Tesco plans with only 5 of the 11 councillors voting for them. The chairperson Rosemary Heaney said she feared Tesco would ruin the High Street and then abstained as did 3 other councillors.[/p][/quote]Thanks, Roger. Absolutely disgraceful. I thought our Colchester councillors were bad enough, but your TDC councillors are, if anything, worse. Except for Gary Scott, of course, who seens a sound and sensible man. Boris
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9:24pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Boris says...

seems
seems Boris
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9:49pm Fri 23 Nov 12

corporate says...

Not sure Roger Bacon can ever buy eggs at his corner shop for less than Tesco sells them.Tesco sells15 Everyday Value eggs for £1.69, this equates to £1.39 per dozen. Can Roger honestly tell us his local shop sells them for just 39p per dozen, given that he says Tesco charge £1 more per dozen than he can buy them?

As for his comment that you can't buy certain types of beef in Tesco, isn't this a wonderful recommendation for keeping the local butchers' shops open, so that people CAN buy the meat they want? In a roundabout way, Roger is telling us Tesco doesn't threaten your friendly local butcher. At last, it seems the message that local shops have nothing to fear is getting through!

As for 'choice', I never said you would find an infinite choice of items in Tesco; my point was that, with a Tesco store in town, shoppers would have more choice as to where they shopped, and subsequently, freedom to pick and choose. Again, Roger is suggesting to us that Tesco will not threaten greengrocers' shops, and those who want good apples will certainly shop at the local greengrocer. Another local shop thriving! Those who want 'bad' apples will shop accordingly - again, choice for the consumer. A quick check of 'apple' on Tesco's website comes up with 38 different apple selections - I like Gala myself, or the odd Braeburn. Again, my choice. I doubt the greengrocer has as many options.

Every little helps.
Not sure Roger Bacon can ever buy eggs at his corner shop for less than Tesco sells them.Tesco sells15 Everyday Value eggs for £1.69, this equates to £1.39 per dozen. Can Roger honestly tell us his local shop sells them for just 39p per dozen, given that he says Tesco charge £1 more per dozen than he can buy them? As for his comment that you can't buy certain types of beef in Tesco, isn't this a wonderful recommendation for keeping the local butchers' shops open, so that people CAN buy the meat they want? In a roundabout way, Roger is telling us Tesco doesn't threaten your friendly local butcher. At last, it seems the message that local shops have nothing to fear is getting through! As for 'choice', I never said you would find an infinite choice of items in Tesco; my point was that, with a Tesco store in town, shoppers would have more choice as to where they shopped, and subsequently, freedom to pick and choose. Again, Roger is suggesting to us that Tesco will not threaten greengrocers' shops, and those who want good apples will certainly shop at the local greengrocer. Another local shop thriving! Those who want 'bad' apples will shop accordingly - again, choice for the consumer. A quick check of 'apple' on Tesco's website comes up with 38 different apple selections - I like Gala myself, or the odd Braeburn. Again, my choice. I doubt the greengrocer has as many options. Every little helps. corporate
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12:03am Sat 24 Nov 12

roger bacon says...

corporate wrote:
Not sure Roger Bacon can ever buy eggs at his corner shop for less than Tesco sells them.Tesco sells15 Everyday Value eggs for £1.69, this equates to £1.39 per dozen. Can Roger honestly tell us his local shop sells them for just 39p per dozen, given that he says Tesco charge £1 more per dozen than he can buy them?

As for his comment that you can't buy certain types of beef in Tesco, isn't this a wonderful recommendation for keeping the local butchers' shops open, so that people CAN buy the meat they want? In a roundabout way, Roger is telling us Tesco doesn't threaten your friendly local butcher. At last, it seems the message that local shops have nothing to fear is getting through!

As for 'choice', I never said you would find an infinite choice of items in Tesco; my point was that, with a Tesco store in town, shoppers would have more choice as to where they shopped, and subsequently, freedom to pick and choose. Again, Roger is suggesting to us that Tesco will not threaten greengrocers' shops, and those who want good apples will certainly shop at the local greengrocer. Another local shop thriving! Those who want 'bad' apples will shop accordingly - again, choice for the consumer. A quick check of 'apple' on Tesco's website comes up with 38 different apple selections - I like Gala myself, or the odd Braeburn. Again, my choice. I doubt the greengrocer has as many options.

Every little helps.
Corporate
You have to compare like for like. Tesco Happy Egg Large. £2.26 half dozen
My local shop and it's not the cheapest Large farm eggs £1.59 per half dozen.
The do indeed sell 15 eggs at 1.39 but they are only medium size eggs(PS There are 6 different sizes of eggs)
My local shop eggs come from a farm 6 miles away,Tesco could come from anywhere but at least 60 miles away. as they have to go to a distribution centre first. I know what I prefer.
[quote][p][bold]corporate[/bold] wrote: Not sure Roger Bacon can ever buy eggs at his corner shop for less than Tesco sells them.Tesco sells15 Everyday Value eggs for £1.69, this equates to £1.39 per dozen. Can Roger honestly tell us his local shop sells them for just 39p per dozen, given that he says Tesco charge £1 more per dozen than he can buy them? As for his comment that you can't buy certain types of beef in Tesco, isn't this a wonderful recommendation for keeping the local butchers' shops open, so that people CAN buy the meat they want? In a roundabout way, Roger is telling us Tesco doesn't threaten your friendly local butcher. At last, it seems the message that local shops have nothing to fear is getting through! As for 'choice', I never said you would find an infinite choice of items in Tesco; my point was that, with a Tesco store in town, shoppers would have more choice as to where they shopped, and subsequently, freedom to pick and choose. Again, Roger is suggesting to us that Tesco will not threaten greengrocers' shops, and those who want good apples will certainly shop at the local greengrocer. Another local shop thriving! Those who want 'bad' apples will shop accordingly - again, choice for the consumer. A quick check of 'apple' on Tesco's website comes up with 38 different apple selections - I like Gala myself, or the odd Braeburn. Again, my choice. I doubt the greengrocer has as many options. Every little helps.[/p][/quote]Corporate You have to compare like for like. Tesco Happy Egg Large. £2.26 half dozen My local shop and it's not the cheapest Large farm eggs £1.59 per half dozen. The do indeed sell 15 eggs at 1.39 but they are only medium size eggs(PS There are 6 different sizes of eggs) My local shop eggs come from a farm 6 miles away,Tesco could come from anywhere but at least 60 miles away. as they have to go to a distribution centre first. I know what I prefer. roger bacon
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9:58pm Sat 24 Nov 12

corporate says...

Roger, Tesco sell Free Range eggs, Large, box of 12 for £2.73. If you buy 2 boxes, you get them for £4.50 - that works out at £2.25 A DOZEN. I would say your corner shop, selling similar for £1.59 for HALF DOZEN, equating to £3.18 per dozen, are the ones charging more. In fact, if you buy two boxes from your local shop, you will pay £6.36, which is £1.86 MORE than Tesco. If you go to the Tesco.com website, you can check current prices quite easily. So I'm not quite sure where you get your figures from.
Roger, Tesco sell Free Range eggs, Large, box of 12 for £2.73. If you buy 2 boxes, you get them for £4.50 - that works out at £2.25 A DOZEN. I would say your corner shop, selling similar for £1.59 for HALF DOZEN, equating to £3.18 per dozen, are the ones charging more. In fact, if you buy two boxes from your local shop, you will pay £6.36, which is £1.86 MORE than Tesco. If you go to the Tesco.com website, you can check current prices quite easily. So I'm not quite sure where you get your figures from. corporate
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3:49pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Lawford Lass says...

Boris that is exactly who I meant.... he also stands to make alot of money out of the 100+ houses TDC are planning to build in Lawford fairly near to his shop. I wonder what his thoughts are on this new housing plan.......
Boris that is exactly who I meant.... he also stands to make alot of money out of the 100+ houses TDC are planning to build in Lawford fairly near to his shop. I wonder what his thoughts are on this new housing plan....... Lawford Lass
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6:25am Tue 27 Nov 12

HandyManny says...

Shame it wasn't Waitrose. Bet there would be less complaints then!!

Think Tesco is lower than Asda and Lidl on the social supermarket scene. It's a bit like the eating in Pizza Hut or Pizza Express question. Maybe Pizza Hut will come to Manningtree next!!

Unlucky Manningtree, you have been lowered on the social spectrum.
Shame it wasn't Waitrose. Bet there would be less complaints then!! Think Tesco is lower than Asda and Lidl on the social supermarket scene. It's a bit like the eating in Pizza Hut or Pizza Express question. Maybe Pizza Hut will come to Manningtree next!! Unlucky Manningtree, you have been lowered on the social spectrum. HandyManny
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