> Tesco has been accused of unleashing an "unstoppable invasion" of the
> high street by stepping up the pace at which it opens neighbourhood
[ ... ]
> Sandra Bell, supermarkets campaigner for Friends of the Earth, said:
> "Tesco's seemingly unstoppable invasion of our high streets comes at
> the expense of independent shops and leaves shoppers with little
> choice of where to buy their groceries. While the commission's report,
> due next month, is hoped to stop the worst of this retail giant's
> bullying behaviour towards suppliers, it will do nothing to stop the
> Tesco-isation of our towns."
I wonder if Ms Bell knows she is being quoted in BNP propaganda ? I
doubt she will be voting for them.
> Tesco, founded by son of Jewish sailor Jack Cohen, grandfather to heir
> of the Tesco fortune Dame Shirly Porter. .
Tesco is a PLC. Anyone reading this is eligable to buy a stake.
Major shareholders are FMR Corporation & Fidelity Int (5.85%),
Barclays Bank (4.81%) and Legal and General (4.11%) - all PLCs also.
CEO is Sir Terence Leahy who is of Irish descent and worked his way up
through the company.
> This year's first half pre-tax profits announced on September 20th
> were up 18.7% to £908 million, whilst Tesco's share of the grocery
> market is up to 30.5%.
Heaven forbid that anyone should give the public what it wants.
Shopping at Tesco is not compulsory. In fact we seldom use the store
prefering eith of competitors Sainsburys and Morrisons.
> Within five years that share is expected to reach 45%, then the
> superstore giant will have enough monopoly power to hike prices and
> squeeze shoppers who will no longer have an alternative source for
> food or household goods.
Tesco is one of the "big 4" which include Sainsburys, Morrisons and
ASDA (owned by Wallmart which is even bigger than Tesco)
It doesn't even come close to being a monolpoly as has just been
reaffirmed in an enquiry carried out by the Competition Commission.
> Nothing now stands between Tesco and total control of your shopping
> bag but the British National Party.
That must be very reassuring to them!
Of course, according to your Fuhrer the Griffin the antisemitc stance
of the BNP is a thing of the past. Future vitriol is to be directed
You can't even get that right!