07 Jun '11, 1pm

We're a force for good in local communities, says Tesco chief. Really? See recent article on opp to store in Bristol

We're a force for good in local communities, says Tesco chief. Really? See recent article on opp to store in Bristol

Local anti-supermarket campaigners in Bristol are currently engaged in taking a case against the opening of a Tesco store in the Stokes Croft area of the city to judicial review, but in the wake of the recent riots, there are lingering suspicions concerning underhand tactics and a possible smear campaign. This issue recently became the subject of national attention following a riot outside the store on the evening of 21st April, 2011, during which the store was seriously damaged resulting in its temporary closure. The campaign group 'No To Tesco In Stokes Croft', has been working hard for over a year to stop Tesco’s intrusion into an area characterised by cultural diversity and small business, and yet, despite their efforts, say campaigners, Bristol City Council still saw fit to grant planning permission to the grocery multinational in the face of what seemed to be some pr...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/895229/und...

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