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BBC News - English councils propose 'Tesco tax'
"Research has shown that 95% of all the money spent in any large supermarket leaves the local economy for good, compared to just 50% from local independent retailers; this levy is a modest attempt to ensure more of that money re-circulates within and continues to contribute to local jobs and local trade," its report states. +++ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28499241 +++ e-commerce - frictionless - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26558110 All of which is to say (as if you didn't know) that there is something of a revolution going on in food retailing. And that revolution probably benefits us, shoppers, by delivering deflation in what we buy and more choice in how we buy. But for the giant supermarket chains we traditionally regarded as fearsome and invincible, there's a threat which - if not quite existential - is pretty serious.
urbanisation  urban  planning  community  e-commerce  commerce  wal-mart  Tesco  ASDA  Sainsbury  Morrisons  Amazon  commoditization  commodity  business 
july 2014 by asterisk2a

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