Visiting Devon last week gave me another example of the damage Tesco are doing to communities across Britain.
Having just built a new superstore and petrol station in East Devon, they have done an enormous amount of trade and people have stopped using local petrol stations as they "fill up" when they do their shopping. As a result, five petrol stations in villages as far as 12 miles away from Tesco have closed. The problem is that in many of these small petrol stations there were also small shops which were usually the only shop in the village. So what is the result ? There are now a number of villages with no shop at all and you have to do a 24 miles round trip to get some petrol.
For me personally it was a bit of a nightmare as I was low on petrol and having driven for over 50 miles without seeing a petrol station I was starting to panic. Fortunately, the one garage I found was able to keep going, so the owner told me, because he also does vehicle repairs and MOT's.
Why pay more ? ask Tesco. I think the reasons are clear.