Small traders would be hit

PUBLISHED: 02:01 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

REGARDING the proposed ASDA store, we should not be concerned about supermarket competition or lack of it, but fear for the small local traders whose livelihoods would be affected by the proposed development. It is nonsense to suggest that small shops wou

REGARDING the proposed ASDA store, we should not be concerned about supermarket competition or lack of it, but fear for the small local traders whose livelihoods would be affected by the proposed development.It is nonsense to suggest that small shops would not feel the pinch. Walk up and down Exeter Road and look at all the posters in the windows. Visit any town in the UK where these stores have opened and witness the little shops all closing down. Price is particularly relevant in the current economic climate, but I would rather give my hard-earned pound to my local shops. As the motto goes: "Use them or lose them!" Whether Exmouth needs or wants another supermarket is up for discussion. From the people I have spoken to, the vast majority do not want one on the Exe Estuary. Tim Ellis, 83 Langstone Drive, Exmouth.

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