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Farmers suffer from supermarket expansion – report

15 October 1998
Farmers suffer from supermarket expansion – report

FAMILY farms are the hidden victims of supermarket expansion into small towns, claims a report published today …more.


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Farmers suffer from supermarket expansion – report

15 October 1998
Farmers suffer from supermarket expansion – report

By FWi staff

FAMILY farms are the hidden victims of supermarket expansion into small towns, claims a report published today.

Small and medium sized farms, as well as local shops, are likely to suffer once a supermarket moves into a rural area, says the report by the Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE).

The study says local shops are more likely than supermarkets to stock local produce and to help keep farms in business.

But small shops and wholesalers are often forced out of business when supermarkets move into rural areas.

Small and medium-sized farmer are thus squeezed out of business because they are too small to supply the supermarkets.

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