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Ware Online Community Forum • View topic - Waitrose
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Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar 2015 11:20 am
by The Masked Woler
That isn't really the point though is it.

Most of the shops which we no longer have or are much reduced (shoe, DVDs, CDs, clothes, electricals, sports goods, books, toys etc) are all things you can (and most now do) buy online and the supplier and customer never meet and may not even be in the same country. No need for an expensive High St presence.

Hairdressing does (at least at the moment) require the customer and service provider to be in the same room. Many have specialised equipment which it isn't practical to cart round to the customer's home. Plus a High St salon is an advertising point.

Similarly coffee and "eateries" have to have the point of supply close to their customers (same applies to take aways unless you like it cold - most have a limited distance for delivery). You can't really have a large central warehouse.

Many of the others who survive supply things which people still buy in person (so far) - that may change in the future - or have a non internet using target customer base.

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2015 4:15 pm
by mb1
That's the future of the High St alright. Services and small speciality shops and restaurants/coffee places. As delivery gets cheaper, easier and quicker no-one can compete from a small shop with the big outfits.

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr 2015 7:26 pm
by Steve
The Mercury are reporting that this decision is going to be called in by The Secretary Of State, due to the fact that the Development committee do not have the authority to override the council's planning policies (as has happened in this case).

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr 2015 8:10 pm
by mb1
Interesting. I wonder who the secretary of state will be by then? And which parties if any Waitrose donate to.

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Thu 09 Apr 2015 8:29 pm
by Steve

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2015 7:27 am
by mb1
I didn't know Waitrose don't donate, but if you think big donations to political parties by building companies have nothing to do with the way the government reviews planning decisions then I've got a nice bridge to sell you. Donations influence policy and they influence the framework in which all decisions are taken. Not just in planning but across government. Which is not to say that individual government decisions are bought and paid for, but if you want to have a sympathetic ear in government then, as a big company, donating £100,000 to the party and dining with the leader is the best way to do it.

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2015 12:49 pm
by Wareite1969

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2015 2:59 pm
by Steve

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2015 3:27 pm
by The Masked Woler

Re: Waitrose

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2015 4:43 pm
by Wareite1969