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    DescriptionYou can shop anywhere you like - as long as it's Tesco. The inexorable rise of supermarkets is big news but have we really taken on board what this means for our daily lives, and those of our children? In this searing analysis Andrew Simms, director of the acclaimed think-and-do-tank the New Economics Foundation and the person responsible for introducing 'Clone Towns' into our vernacular, tackles a subject none of us can afford to ignore. The book shows how the supermarkets - and Tesco in particular - have brought: Banality - homogenized high streets full of clone stores; Ghost towns - superstores have drained the life from our town centres and communities; A Supermarket State - this new commercial nanny state that knows more about you than you think; Profits from poverty - shelves full of global plunder, produced for a pittance; and, Global food domination - as the superstores expand overseas. But there's change afoot, with evidence of the tide turning and consumer campaigns gaining ground. Simms ends with suggestions for change and corporate reformation to safeguard our communities and environment - all over the world. This book has been written and published independently from the Tescopoly Alliance and is not endorsed by them.

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    How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why it Matters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Simms
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 315 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845295110
    ISBN 10: 1845295110

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFFS, JFFT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BIC subject category V2: KNPR
    DC22: 381.149
    BISAC V2.8: BUS073000
    Illustrations note
    Constable and Robinson
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    Publication date
    29 March 2007
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    Author Information
    Andrew Simms is Policy Director of the New Economics Foundation and a board member of Greenpeace UK. His publications include several books and reports on climate change, globalisation, development issues, debt, corporate accountability, genetic engineering and food security. He is based in London.
    Review quote
    "'Creative and compelling' The Guardian 'This book should be essential reading' Robert Watson, Head of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 'A compelling argument...find out you really owes what to whom' Tony Juniper, Friends of the Earth."