It's time Tesco haters stocked up on facts (Telegraph)


By Stephen Pollard
April 25, 2011
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I have a piece in today's Telegraph on Tesco, and the anti-supermarket lobby. It's here.

I also had a piece in Saturday's Express on what links the Yes to AV crowd and the eurofanatics. It's here.

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StevenKalka

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:38

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In the US, the bogeyman merchant among the liberal left and public employee unions is Walmart. Despite its size, many of its competitors both large and small have non-union workforces and pay similar salaries, if not less. Why does the left oppose Walmart? Might it be that the left only likes provide business that government controls; crony capitalism? In the US,the average income of Walmart shoppers is $35,000 to $40,000 per year. Evidently, leftists are unconcerned about the private sector helping lower income individuals. Their idea of helping the poor is only through redistributing income from the wealthy.
I've seen small stores thrive within several miles of a Walmart. A successful businessman knows how to provide a unique product or service, even if he's small or independent.


Joe Millis

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:38

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Vote No!!!


StevenKalka

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 16:28

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Maybe Tesco opponents would like a Grot Shop to open up. They can then buy high priced totally useless merchandise.


haya malka

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 12:05

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From what I can see in the U.K., good management is not appreciated. I'm living in an area full of NIMBYs, they don't want improvements and certainly have no respect for good business. Several times Tesco and another well-known supermarket tried to get a foothold here. The high street is filled with empty shops, and its shops are mostly rented out to charity stores (shmuttas) or there are a few small businesses which have hung on for years. The prices are higher than Tescos and the sell-by dates are covered in dust! The NIMBYs however are adamant that they don't want supermarkets, which they believe will spoil the atmosphere. True, they don't do much shopping unless its liquor or fancy take-aways, but if they do, they get in their cars and take off for the nearest Tesco!


StevenKalka

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 13:50

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Haya, it sounds like your neighbors have goyishe kops.

I'm not sure how much sway the documentary film "Walmart:The High Cost of Low Price" from 2005 has had on public opinion. It blamed the high rate of business failure in a section of Ohio in the midwestern US on Wal-Mart. Actually, that section of the US just happened to be in recession with a substantial loss of blue collar industry, a major omission by producer/director Robert Greenwald. It blamed the failure of a small hardware store on Wal-Mart; yet failed to interview the proprietor who blamed his failure on poor management. The store was subsequently replaced with another hardware store, and not reported in the film.

http://www.walmartmovie.com/

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