Supermarket shopping continues to climb

The recession had an effect on the way people shop and one of the effects was that many people have been doing the majority of their shopping at the supermarket, using it as a one catchall source for everything they need.

Before the recession came along and hit hard there were many more complaints that Tesco were becoming the bullies in the business and that competition laws needed to be looked at in their regard.  Since the recession, most have just been happy with a place to buy inexpensive food and sundry items.

Rumour had even grown that Tesco was falling behind operations like Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s.  That was more like wishful thinking by consumers who’d gotten tired of Tesco sucking up everything in sight.  The notion that the super supermarket is falling behind anyone is totally ridiculous.

Such notions, of course, play right into Tesco’s hands, as suppliers have been complaining of tough negotiations wherein the company complains about prices, saying that the competition is biting at them.

Meanwhile, Tesco is buying up properties all over the UK at fire sale prices because of the dwindling economy it finds so dreadful, but manages to profit from hugely.

Critics of the company, nonetheless, keep predicting that it is losing hold; while all proof is that exactly the opposite is happening.  Cynics might begin to believe that these doomsayers are in league with the supermarket chain in an effort to dispense beneficial misinformation.

The truth is that Tesco grows like a weed, no matter the climate.  The downturn has actually proven to be a useful negotiating tool and revenue driver for the chain, while it spreads across the UK at lower cost than it would have in a normal properties market.