boroughpaul wrote:I'm not sure if I can find cause for celebration in the addition of the upteenth soul-less and generic Tesco to the London landcape. Worse yet, it is just the start of a march of chains - and chain-level rents - that wipe out any last vesigtiges of local character remaining that south end of TBR. You can pretty much predict them with your eyes closed: Tesco, Starbucks /Costa, Rymans, Pret, McDonalds etcso its theirs now and hopefully an alternative to the dire sainsbury will mean a decent choice for shoppers. i expect tesco to win this battle of the retail giants
boroughbloke wrote:Morrisons does have smaller stores and in fact their executives already realise that going forward, smallers stores will be the key to their growth. But any initiative was absent here, even though South London should be a target area for them.I doubt there was ever a battle. Sainsbury's already have a store in a far better location......It's about 10% of the size a small Waitrose would need and about 5% of what Morrison's would need. In both these instances the lack of parking would make it a dead in the water possibility anyway. Thus it was going to be Tesco if it was any mainstream operator.
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