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  • #169406

    yellowdot
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    I am concerned with the news that Aldi are requesting permission for a further supermarket in Llay. I don’t understand why Aldi may be allowed to erect yet more premises.
    When this is completed and with the current development at Ruabon that will mean Aldi having 7 outlets between Llay and Llangollen a distance of maybe 15 miles.
    Retail outlets in our town and villages are under great strain and these developments are making matters worse.
    Wrexham Council need to pay more attention to what the Wrexham area needs. With the increase in housing developments in the area the greater focus should be on medical and educational priorities and not on yet another supermarket.

    #169410

    DerekJackson
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    Interesting observation but did you know from 50,s to early 70,s the Coop had more than 15 stores in the same distance plus Wrexham had flourishing Town retail businesses. The Llay development will not be going ahead without financial projections stacking up.
    Retail has always been fluid changing to meet changing consumer demand. Aldi and Lidl have found a retail format that is working – remember retail only works if they have the right offer to attract spending customers.
    It has absolutely nothing to do with the Council dictating market trends, they can only deal with suitability of location, impact on immediate area and design.

    #169415

    thetown
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    Aldi already have 15 stores within 15 miles of Wrexham, Ruabon and Llay will make it 17 stores good luck to them if it means cheaper prices for the general public.

    #169416

    thetown
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    Aldi already have 15 stores within 15 miles of Wrexham, Ruabon and Llay will make it 17 stores good luck to them if it means cheaper prices for the general public.

    Got that wrong 11 stores and Ruabon and Llay would be 13

    #169417

    The Monitor
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    Aldi and Lidl are known to ‘leapfrog’ or ‘copycat’ each other. So, this looks like another 2 stores soon if this is allowed. Hmmm former Police Station site??? People keep asking to see the Wrexham Town Center re-generated. This is not the way to accomplish that. As to lower prices, price battles occur, prices drop, until the competitors start dropping out. This creates a monopoly and prices rise and rise.

    #169425

    al simm
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    I cant understand why people protest so much about this,I for one wont rest until we have at least two supermarkets for every member of the population.There are around 80 million people living in the UK,that means about 160 million supermarkets.It would be wonderful.

    #169454

    Captain C
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    On appeal the Welsh Inspector for planning gave permission for a 300sq Mtr shop IN the new estate in Llay.
    This is a 1200sq Mtr shop (out side the new estate) and is too large for the area. It will also bring havoc to the Crown Junction.

    #169463

    thetown
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    Well if there was no competition just Asda,Sainsburys,Tesco prices would be through the roof so build as many Aldi shops as they want!

    #169472

    Matt
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    Aldi and Lidl are known to ‘leapfrog’ or ‘copycat’ each other. So, this looks like another 2 stores soon if this is allowed. Hmmm former Police Station site??? People keep asking to see the Wrexham Town Center re-generated. This is not the way to accomplish that. As to lower prices, price battles occur, prices drop, until the competitors start dropping out. This creates a monopoly and prices rise and rise.

    It is unlikely that Aldi and Lidl are suddenly going to start rising prices as they are a tried and tested success model in their home country. German firms are notorious for taking on a USP and then sticking to it. You only needn’t to look at their car brands.

    The fact that Tesco has been forced to create the Jack’s sub-brand to try and clone their success is a testament to how they have firmly created a successful disruptive business model in the supermarket world.

    It’s a simple proposition – why are idiots paying 75p for a branded tin of beans when they can pay 23p for the same thing of near identical quality.

    #169473

    Andy
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    “I don’t understand why Aldi may be allowed to erect yet more premises.”

    Why would they not be allowed?

    How many Spar shops or Co OPs are there in and around Wrexham?

    “Retail outlets in our town and villages are under great strain and these developments are making matters worse.”

    How is competition making things worse?

    Cheaper shopping gets the thumbs up from me.

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