One of our regular readers wonders what our High Street traders might think of the thoughts expressed by Justin King the chief executive of Sainsbury's as reported in the Telegraph.
"Justin King, the retailer's chief executive, will say that all too often high streets were a 'poor second' to out of town shopping centres.
Mr King, who has run Sainsbury's for the past eight years, will criticise local shops for failing to cater for the local population - for instance by refusing to offer customer loyalty schemes.
He will also call on town centres to be cleaned up and made safer while insisting that supermarkets should not be blamed for the demise of the High Street." More on the Telegraph