Why I shop at ASDA

PUBLISHED: 15:10 15 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010

Regarding Mr Daborn's comments about ASDA and people just filling up their boots and driving home and small local shops closing. I regularly go to shop at ASDA in Newton Abbot and, because it is linked to the town (like the one in Exmouth would be), I g

Regarding Mr Daborn's comments about ASDA and people just filling up their boots and driving home - and small local shops closing.I regularly go to shop at ASDA in Newton Abbot and, because it is linked to the town (like the one in Exmouth would be), I go into the town centre, visit the excellent indoor and outdoor market and generally 'shop', visiting many different shops. I then do my shopping in ASDA as well as buying from grocery and butcher's stalls in the market and come back to Exmouth. Why do I shop there? Plenty of choice, not just one tired old supermarket (Somerfield) with endless long queues. This town is driving people to shop elsewhere. Wake Up! We need Lidl and ASDA. Other much smaller towns in Devon have got these stores.The people who do not want progress are in the minority. Every time I go into Exmouth and see the protest stall - "No ASDA" - on a Saturday morning, I feel like shaking them. It is pathetic!C Goodall,Exeter Road, Exmouth.

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