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Retail Myths

Retailing is a large and diverse industry that regularly and directly touches most people's lives. Understandably, it attracts a lot of consumer and media interest. But some of the assumptions made about the industry are ill–informed or just plain wrong.

'Retail Myths' sets out to put the record straight on a range of topics with straightforward, factual information.
BINGE DRINKING - "CHEAP ALCOHOL SOLD BY SUPERMARKETS CAUSES BINGE DRINKING"
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ETHICAL LABOUR - “RETAILERS MAKE BIG PROFITS AT THE EXPENSE OF LOW PAID, BADLY TREATED LABOUR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”
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FOOD MILES - “TOO MUCH FOOD IS TRANSPORTED OVER LONG DISTANCES FROM ABROAD, WHICH MAKES A BIG CONTRIBUTION TO CARBON EMISSIONS GLOBALLY AND IS ALL ABOUT MAKING BIG PROFITS THROUGH SOURCING CHEAPLY”
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FOOD MILES - “UK SUPERMARKETS SOURCE FAR TOO MUCH FOOD, ESPECIALLY FRESH FOOD, FROM ABROAD, WHICH IS OFTEN POORLY LABELLED AND FRUSTRATES CONSUMERS WHO WANT TO BUY BRITISH.”
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FOOD SAFETY - "SUPERMARKET CHICKEN IS CONTAMINATED WITH FOOD-POISONING BACTERIA SUCH AS CAMPYLOBACTER"
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FOOD WASTE - "SUPERMARKETS CREATE TONNES OF WASTE BY THROWING AWAY EDIBLE FOOD"
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GROCERY SECTOR - “SMALL INDEPENDENT SHOPS ARE BEING DRIVEN OUT OF BUSINESS AND REPLACED BY 'CLONE TOWN' BRITAIN”
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JOBS - "RETAIL CREATES LOW-SKILLED, POORLY PAID EMPLOYMENT"
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PACKAGING - “RETAILERS USE FAR TOO MUCH PACKAGING WHICH IS BOTH WASTEFUL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY DAMAGING.”
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PLASTIC BAGS - “PLASTIC BAGS DO MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND MORE SHOULD BE DONE TO REDUCE THEIR USE"
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