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UK grocers face competition probe

Campaign groups have criticised supermarkets including Tesco for owning large areas of undeveloped land across the UK, stifling potential competition.

But the supermarkets argue their ownership of so-called "land banks" has not distorted competition.


Report to look at local markets next That news came through after I originally wrote this post.

It's redundant packaging week in The Independent

The shrink-wrapped swede, bought from a London supermarket at the weekend, says it all. Why on earth add a skin to something that's got a tough enough skin of its own?

I couldn't find yesterday's front cover of The Indie to link to... )
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I'm normally up then, of course, but tomorrow I bet I struggle.

I've made my packed lunch. I've packed my bag (I even remember to pack the train tickets). I'm not taking soap and the like. I'll take a chance on the hotel soap for one night. Caroline has rung and they have *assured* her they will hold the room until we can check in after the concert. So that's okay then.

Tentative steps have been made toward allotment ownership. I rung the council guy who couldn't give me many details as the local plots are run by co-operatives. The closest one to me (over the road from the Brownies, actually, and a 10 minute walk at most) is currently undergoing reorganisation and so he couldn't give me a number however I've contact details from one another 15 mins further away than that. Before I ring I'm going to allow Dad to exercise his contacts. I'm hoping I can get half of one to start off with.

I'm not going to make any commitments until I've thought a bit more about the work involved. Reading around websites it seems to involve constant work and tending but I'm trying to comfort myself that these are really top-level allotmenters (?) and I won't be up at 2 am seeding marrow. Or whatever.

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