Sir: Three cheers for Germaine Greer for voicing opinions about Sainsbury's with which I wholeheartedly agree.
Our local Sainsbury's began life innocently enough in the 1980s, being cautiously welcomed by residents. But with a toe-hold in the neighbourhood, it grew, buying up the local car park and adjacent hospital land until the whole village was Sainsbury's.
This once charming locality has now become a choked, heaving traffic nightmare. Acres of parking, signs siphoning the shopper along a pre-ordained route, compulsory entry through a Sainsbury's newspaper concourse; the customer is brain-dead before ever placing the first own-brand item in the trolley.
And life without Sainsbury's? Good food is certainly to be had elsewhere, with very much more time left to enjoy it!
Orpington, KentReuse content