General Welcome For Sainsbury's But I Wish To Make A Point

THERE has been a general welcome for the proposed Sainsbury s store proposals but at the risk of upsetting their supporters I would make these points:  Does Ely really want another large supermarket and just what will it provide that is not already availa

THERE has been a general welcome for the proposed Sainsbury's store proposals but at the risk of upsetting their supporters I would make these points:

Does Ely really want another large supermarket and just what will it provide that is not already available at Tesco and Waitrose?

I have nothing against Sainsbury's but will the quality and choice be any better?

Competition is often quoted as a reason, but surely Tesco is already very competitive and they have to watch the other big supermarkets prices very carefully. Notices are often displayed comparing their prices with Asda and Morrisons.


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There are only so many customers to go around so if Sainsbury's take a share of the local market then others will lose it. If the idea is to bring more shoppers into Ely, is that good? The proposed store is in a part of Ely that is difficult to access and I view with concern, more cars and particularly more big transport negotiating Broad Street, or the town Centre, Nutholt Lane and Prickwillow Road.

RODNEY VINCENT

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