Speaking Out - Sezele Moustafa on the threat of supermarkets to small businesses

Sezele Moustafa owns Cafe Mosaic in Loughton.

Sezele Moustafa owns Cafe Mosaic in Loughton.

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Sezele Moustafa owns Cafe Mosaic in Goldings Hill, Loughton, and is a member of a group of local businesses opposed to the proposed move of a Sainsbury's or Cooperative store into Church Hill.

She is speaking out about the threat of supermarkets to small businesses like her own, which has open for 10 years.

 

 

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9:22am Sun 3 Aug 14

villager1 says...

She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.
She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign. villager1
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9:07pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Maybe they could open a hairdressers there are only about 10 in Queens Road.
Maybe they could open a hairdressers there are only about 10 in Queens Road. Howard Wolowitz
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11:00am Mon 4 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

villager1 wrote:
She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.
They do not 'give away free newspapers'. You have to spend ten pounds to get a 'free' paper.
[quote][p][bold]villager1[/bold] wrote: She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.[/p][/quote]They do not 'give away free newspapers'. You have to spend ten pounds to get a 'free' paper. Villagecranberry
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3:24pm Mon 4 Aug 14

villager1 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
villager1 wrote:
She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.
They do not 'give away free newspapers'. You have to spend ten pounds to get a 'free' paper.
Cornbeefur - it is either £5 or £10 spend depending on the current promotion and the paper is free; as usual you are missing the point; how difficult is it to spend £5 in Waitrose? it also means that the newsagent is not getting the footfall and takings are down on other items as well.
But what a great idea Howard Wolowitz - if Waitrose could open a hairdresser and reduce the number of hairdressers in Queens Road that would be no great loss - but I suppose we would probably end up with empty shops
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]villager1[/bold] wrote: She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.[/p][/quote]They do not 'give away free newspapers'. You have to spend ten pounds to get a 'free' paper.[/p][/quote]Cornbeefur - it is either £5 or £10 spend depending on the current promotion and the paper is free; as usual you are missing the point; how difficult is it to spend £5 in Waitrose? it also means that the newsagent is not getting the footfall and takings are down on other items as well. But what a great idea Howard Wolowitz - if Waitrose could open a hairdresser and reduce the number of hairdressers in Queens Road that would be no great loss - but I suppose we would probably end up with empty shops villager1
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3:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

villager1 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
villager1 wrote:
She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.
They do not 'give away free newspapers'. You have to spend ten pounds to get a 'free' paper.
Cornbeefur - it is either £5 or £10 spend depending on the current promotion and the paper is free; as usual you are missing the point; how difficult is it to spend £5 in Waitrose? it also means that the newsagent is not getting the footfall and takings are down on other items as well.
But what a great idea Howard Wolowitz - if Waitrose could open a hairdresser and reduce the number of hairdressers in Queens Road that would be no great loss - but I suppose we would probably end up with empty shops
Cornbeef is not £5 or £10 but what has this got to do with it anyway? You are factually incorrect , you have to spend £70 a week in shopping to get 7 free papers.
[quote][p][bold]villager1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]villager1[/bold] wrote: She is right - look at what happened in Buckhurst Hill with Waitrose - not content with having destroyed all the local shops in Queens Road when they first arrived they are now having an onslaught on the few remaining shops - they are bankrupting the 2 newsagents by giving away free newspapers. Now they are planning on destroying the drycleaners by providing a dry cleaning service - there will go the 2 dry cleaners in Queens Road - I suspect it will be the chemist next. And this is from a chain that is supposed to be ethical (only when it suits them of course). All supermarkets are rapacious and do not care who they trample on and what effect they have on the local community in their search for ever greater profits. I wish you luck in your campaign.[/p][/quote]They do not 'give away free newspapers'. You have to spend ten pounds to get a 'free' paper.[/p][/quote]Cornbeefur - it is either £5 or £10 spend depending on the current promotion and the paper is free; as usual you are missing the point; how difficult is it to spend £5 in Waitrose? it also means that the newsagent is not getting the footfall and takings are down on other items as well. But what a great idea Howard Wolowitz - if Waitrose could open a hairdresser and reduce the number of hairdressers in Queens Road that would be no great loss - but I suppose we would probably end up with empty shops[/p][/quote]Cornbeef is not £5 or £10 but what has this got to do with it anyway? You are factually incorrect , you have to spend £70 a week in shopping to get 7 free papers. Villagecranberry
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