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'Local Works': "Save our communities from large supermarkets"

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"Across Britain, the high street is in decline. The effects ripple through our communities. A major factor in this decline is the relentless rise of large supermarkets."

Supermarkets lead to local shops closing

"Over 80% of independent shops on our high streets have closed. Our local butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers and bakeries are shutting down. Meanwhile, hundreds of new supermarkets are opening, and supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s are increasing the number of local convenience stores they own.

"There is a devastating lack of choice for local people buying groceries because of the rise of the supermarkets: nowadays, supermarkets control a whopping 97% of the grocery market."

Supermarkets take money out of local communities

"Half of the turnover of an independent local retailer goes back into the local community, while just 5% of the turnover of a supermarket does. They take money out of communities and put into the hands of profit-hungry supermarket bosses."

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