Days numbered for independents

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:27 10 June 2010

A recent letter (Journal, July 24) puts forward the view that ASDA would help competition. I would refer the writer to the Tescopoly website. It mentions the All Party Parliamentary Group Report, which concluded that independent convenience stores may no

A recent letter (Journal, July 24) puts forward the view that ASDA would help competition. I would refer the writer to the Tescopoly website. It mentions the All Party Parliamentary Group Report, which concluded that independent convenience stores may no longer exist by 2015. Another report states that, in 2005, 2,157 independent retailers ceased to exist, compared to 1,079 in 2004.So much for competition.Derek Farndon,17 Ivydale, Exmouth.

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