'This Town Will Disappear If Tesco Opens an Even Bigger Store Here'
Byline: By Gareth Morgan Western Mail
British shoppers spend pounds 1 out of every pounds 8 at Tesco - but when locals in a Welsh market town heard one of the largest stores in the country was on its way, they did not jump up with excitement.
Instead, traders and civic campaigners in this proud historic county town braced themselves for a long fight. There are fears that Carmarthen will be swallowed whole if the retail giant completes its bid to establish a premier store in the area, where a Tesco supermarket already dominates the town centre.
An amended planning application has been submitted to Carmarthenshire County Council for the store at the Five …
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Publication information: Article title: 'This Town Will Disappear If Tesco Opens an Even Bigger Store Here'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: July 2, 2005. Page number: 14. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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