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Come in Tesco, your time is up!

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7245944.stm

Ha! So glad this seems to be going ahead - forcing Tesco *spit* to sell land they hold onto just to stop other stores opening.
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
it's not just tesco involved in this. so why say it's just Tesco?
#2
Not going to help the small traders :(
#3
It doesn't help the small traders if people dont use them. The village I grew up in pretty much died shops wise when I was a kid, due to Sainsburys being built, My parents campagined to stop it getting built, but it still went ahead.

I tend to go to the local market to buy alot of things, but go to the local supermarket to buy drinks, as they are the cheapest there.
#4
Kitten13
it's not just tesco involved in this. so why say it's just Tesco?


Quick Kitten, run while you still can... :p

Admittedly Tesco are not the only one doing this, but they are the biggest so they get the most flak for it. It's like people having a go at Microsoft when other computer companies do some things that are very protectionist. Microsoft get it in the neck because they're the biggest and can manipulate the market more than others. Happens in all sorts of industries because there's never a level playing field.
#5
It is not Tesco, per se, it is our society as a whole. We encourage, worship and vote for strong and best players and leaders. We don't like dithering, considerate, kind and ethical softies to be leaders. The shareholders, customers, corporate head hunters all vote with their feet of what was and is happending at Tesco, and elsewhere, based on their criteria of selection. Until we , as a large mass, change our selection criteria the end result is what you see now.
#6
splender
It is not Tesco, per se, it is our society as a whole. We encourage, worship and vote for strong and best players and leaders. We don't like dithering, considerate, kind and ethical softies to be leaders. The shareholders, customers, corporate head hunters all vote with their feet of what was and is happending at Tesco, and elsewhere, based on their criteria of selection. Until we , as a large mass, change our selection criteria the end result is what you see now.


I agree whole heartidly
#7
Kitten13;1583779
it's not just tesco involved in this. so why say it's just Tesco?


Because they are far and away the biggest culprit and purveyor of illegal/unethical practices. And I hate them. :)
#8
splender
It is not Tesco, per se, it is our society as a whole. We encourage, worship and vote for strong and best players and leaders. We don't like dithering, considerate, kind and ethical softies to be leaders. The shareholders, customers, corporate head hunters all vote with their feet of what was and is happending at Tesco, and elsewhere, based on their criteria of selection. Until we , as a large mass, change our selection criteria the end result is what you see now.



Very well put.
#9
BristolDeal
Because they are far and away the biggest culprit and purveyor of illegal/unethical practices. And I hate them. :)




But you still advertise them in your avatar :thumbsup:
#10
I don't understand why the mass population don't like dithering leaders. [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]Surely dithering is an essential quality to have in any decision process.[/SIZE][/COLOR] The verb dither means : Act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain. Every body should like a decision maker to be undecided and be uncertain in the first place. It is only during this period that the facts could be weighed, assessed and challenged. If a leader is not undecided and uncertain in the first place then s/he will be a dictator and will leap into a decision without full appraisal of the facts. A full appraisal of the facts take time to do as well.

And in colour technology, as an analogy, Dithering is the process of representing intermediate colours by patterns of tiny coloured dots that simulate the desired colour. Therefore the analogy is that the mass population want a desired effect. This is achieved by a leader dithering so as to be inclusive of all the different intermediate options and then the final desired effect is a simulation. In the case of Tesco, what they need then is a dithering leader(s), they will then consider and include factors like: be kind to other competitors, be considering of small traders, try not to win in every area.....blah blah so as to achieved an effect that is not a monopoly.
#11
vengod;1584103
But you still advertise them in your avatar :thumbsup:


No, I advertise a big anti-Tesco website. :thumbsup: http://www.tescopoly.org/
#12
BristolDeal
No, I advertise a big anti-Tesco website. :thumbsup: http://www.tescopoly.org/


Are you a farmer BristolDeal ?
And how do you get away with calling your website tescopoly ? That's the title of an Andrew Simm's book ?

BTW I support your cause :)


OOOPs maybe you are Andrew Simms ?>?>
#13
hottoshop;1584183
Are you a farmer BristolDeal ?
And how do you get away with calling your website tescopoly ? That's the title of an Andrew Simm's book ?

BTW I support your cause :)


OOOPs maybe you are Andrew Simms ?>?>


:lol: I'm not a farmer, I'm a simple office monkey. No, it's not my website in any way! Although obviously I've read the book of the same name.
#14
BristolDeal
:lol: I'm not a farmer, I'm a simple office monkey. No, it's not my website in any way! Although obviously I've read the book of the same name.


Apologies, I mis-read your post. :oops:

I was going to write a long winded reply in your thread but to be honest I can't be bothered trying to warn people about the supermarkets threat.

If the government , local authorities and the consumer wants to bury their heads in the sand then they will have to suffer the consequences.

The truth is out there and has been for a good 20 years or more.

What you do have to remember though is that if it wasn't Tesco's we were debating it could well be Sainsbury or Asda or (insert name).

Proper government control is what's needed and has been needed for too many years now.

Long gone are the days of Jack Cohen's "Stack it high, sell it cheap ! " and no doubt he is turning in his grave when he see's that Tesco are now able to implement a "No more than 6 items" purchase clause whenever they feel like it.

That in itself is just too powerful. :w00t:
#15
Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury's for dicatating the prices to what they think, seriously damaging farmers livelyhoods, even putting them out of business. For NOT even passing the savings on to their customers (if the savings were passed on, most consumers would conclude how on earth does the farmer make a profit).
In business life, it is important that contracted suppliers of goods or services makes a reasonable profit as to maintain healthy and uninterupted services.
therefore [SIZE="5"][COLOR="Black"]You're Fired[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#16
reminds me of a game i used to play when youger...monopoly!!

perhaps mr t used to play it as well
#17
Yay!

[SIZE=2]Suppliers will get better protection in their dealings with big supermarkets, the Competition Commission says. [/SIZE] [SIZE=2]An ombudsman will be appointed to resolve any disputes between retailers and their food suppliers. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The new adjudicator will have the power to award compensation and will uphold a tougher version of Supermarket Code of Practice (SCOP). [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Supermarkets will have to employ compliance officers to make sure the code is followed. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The proposals come after a two-year investigation by the Competition Commission. [/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]There will also be measures to stop retailers imposing restrictions on who can build on land they sell off. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Proposed changes to the planning law could give shoppers a wider choice of supermarkets in their local areas. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The SCOP, which sets out how supermarkets should treat their suppliers, was created in response to the Competition Commission's last major investigation into the grocery sector in 2000. [/SIZE][SIZE=2]Interested parties now have a fortnight to comment on these recommendations before the final report is published in April. [/SIZE]
Now we'll see whether Tesco's bullyboys manage to give a few backhanders yet again, won't we? :whistling:
#18
vengod
But you still advertise them in your avatar :thumbsup:


"Tescopoly" is what is in his Avatar, sounds like a combination of Tesco + MONOPOLY, whish is what they and several of the other big stores have over local producers, farmers and shops.
I live in a rural community and in the last 15 years since Asda Tesco Sainsburys and the others have all started moving in, all the local shops dissapeared over night!!!

Mike..
#19
I am afraid in UK, the media is dominated by politicians telling us what is right. Moreover the population has got used to hearing from politicians rather than hearing from the professors, engineers and financial experts... who really know the subject matter. Imagine when you were at school, college and university would you listen to politicians wanna- be's to advise you of the subject that you need to know the real facts : maths, statistics, engineering, technology, music, physics , biology, chemistry, economics...no , of course you would not belief or even want to speak to them. You go to get the proper answers from Mathematicians , statisticians, engineers, technologists, accountants, musicians, biologist....Therefore it is not the government nor the politicians who knows what to do with the monopolistic powers. The people who knows are the market analysts, economists, social economists, welfare officers, health experts..etc. working as a team and calculating what are best for the consumers as a whole. Without the scientific calculations the debate is debased into who ever shouts the loudest or has the most powerful influence and charm. Unfortunately with powerful leaders they can always successfully spin or argue 1+1 = 3 if no one has done the calculation to show 1+ 1 =2.
#20
Hillzat43
Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury's for dicatating the prices to what they think, seriously damaging farmers livelyhoods, even putting them out of business. For NOT even passing the savings on to their customers (if the savings were passed on, most consumers would conclude how on earth does the farmer make a profit).
In business life, it is important that contracted suppliers of goods or services makes a reasonable profit as to maintain healthy and uninterupted services.
therefore [SIZE="5"][COLOR="Black"]You're Fired[/COLOR][/SIZE]


I am afraid that the companies are only partially responsible. In a global economy the model is that the supplies could be sourced anywhere in the world. Price and quality are two key factors. Therefore if the consumers want tomatoes for a cheap price per kilogram and some suppliers are able to supply them abroad at lower prices and quality than UK farmers then the choice is a no brainer. You can see very clearly on UKHOTDEALS that a lot of people like the lowest price possible and they don't care a sod about the poor suppliers nor the low salaried workers. They vote hot when the price is lowest. How can the same people blame the supermarkets?!:?: Luckily the Fair Trade brand is beginning to take hold. Today I bought some Montezuma chocolates for £15 and this pays a whopping £2 out to charity per packet. But many people who go for the cheapest chocolates available , and on the same bus I saw a person munching chocolates from 99p store.
#21
Can't be bothered to listen to you, as you are obviously bias against Tesco... the website clearly states the big 4 supermarkets...
#22
MikeBeaver
"Tescopoly" is what is in his Avatar, sounds like a combination of Tesco + MONOPOLY, whish is what they and several of the other big stores have over local producers, farmers and shops.
I live in a rural community and in the last 15 years since Asda Tesco Sainsburys and the others have all started moving in, all the local shops dissapeared over night!!!

Mike..

By the way, if you expect the government to do what you want... well look at this artificial word : [SIZE="5"]governmenopoly[/SIZE] .............:whistling:. There is infact just two parties (or even three) for you to choose from. The choice is rather limited too. Although there is democracy but the choice is very restricted indeed, less than the choice that you have for the supermarkets : Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons then smaller scale, Waitrose and M&S etc.
#23
donbreach;1587877
Can't be bothered to listen to you, as you are obviously bias against Tesco... the website clearly states the big 4 supermarkets...


:lol: Another blind one.

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