How wonderful for Tescos as it gleefully announced it's £2.2 BILLION profits today. How utterly fucking obscene too. Their growth is at the expense of smaller grocery stores in every town and village in this country. More and more action groups are springing up to stop the spread of their Tesco Metro stores, popping up in places where there are already plenty of local businesses, and stomping them out with no conscience at all.
Now as if to try to curry our favour, they are announcing a £100m investment in "greener" stores that will use renewable energy to power them. How nice. But they will still be built the traditional way, using tons of enviro-friendly concrete and asbestos and corrugated iron and plastic. What about spending their filthy profits on proper green-designed and built supermarkets?
And do their green policies include BIODEGRADABLE CARRIER BAGS, or any scheme at all to encourage people to re-use carrier bags, use a "bag for life" or use bags made of fabric? I am still aghast that no Government policy or tax has been introduced to try and reduce the amount of carrier bags we use and waste every day. If supermarkets charged 10p per carrier bag (like LIDL and ALDIs do) then I'm betting stingy people would immediately start re-using bags.
Having recently dug my garden over and unearthed tons of plastic sweet wrappers and 6 carrier bags, I can only imagine the state of our landfills as they get more and more clogged with these cursed things.
I hope the Monopolies Commission or whoever is set to investigate Tescos, screw them good and proper and put some sort of a cap on their world domination.
However sadly, it seems that it is we the consumers that are solely responsible for their massive growth. We object to them springing up everywhere but we still shop at them. If we stayed away, then the profits would plummet and their stores would close. But in the absence of no locally-owned shops where on earth are we MEANT to buy our food from?? We all have to make an effort to travel to the local shops and the farmer's markets, and leave Tesco and their ilk to rot.