Whitchurch set for Tesco and Sainsbury's store wars

A north Shropshire town has become the latest retail battleground after proposals for a new Tesco supermarket were unveiled – just two weeks after rivals Sainsbury’s announced plans for its own new store.

A north Shropshire town has become the latest retail battleground after proposals for a new Tesco supermarket were unveiled – just two weeks after rivals Sainsbury’s announced plans for its own new store.

Tesco today said it wants to expand its operation in Whitchurch by creating a new store and petrol station at Edgeley Park.

It comes after Sainsbury’s announced in October its intention to build a new store off London Road, near the town centre.

More than 500 jobs could be created, with the Sainsbury’s scheme poised to create 250 positions, while the Tesco scheme could create work for about 300 people.

Comments for: "Whitchurch set for Tesco and Sainsbury's store wars"

Ralph

What the problem here? Let them each have a store and then we can benefit from the competition.

Rupert Barrington-Black

And if the existing town centre shops close, people out of work, who cares

The rapid anti public sector posters doubtless support this as well.

As more people lose work, less money in the economy, private sector employees suffer.

Philip Davies

This development is very bad news for Whitchurch.

There shall be no winners if this development takes place.

Our elected representatives had better wake up quickly and put a stop to these developments.

Brian Stokes

Please not another Tesco in Whitchurch, the one we have is bad enough, let's have the Sainsburys store so we can choose where to shop.

PETE

I THINK THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS FOR WHITCHURCH! BIGGER STORE MEANS MORE VARIETY WHICH IS WHAT WEVE BEEN CRYING OUT FOR FOR YEARS. 300 JOBS ASWELL PLUS A PETROL STATION WHICH IS BADLY NEEDED IN WHITCHURCH BECAUSE THE GARAGES ARE A RIP OFF! ITS GOING TO BENIFIT THE RUGBY CLUB ASWELL WITH A STATE OF THE ART CLUBHOUSE, PITCHES ETC. BRILLIANT NEWS I THINK. ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST THIS OUGHT TO THINK LONG AND HARD, YOU THINK WHAT OUR EXISTING TESCO IS LIKE AT XMAS TIME? A NIGHTMARE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! WHITCHURCH IS EXPANDING SO WE NEED MORE CHOICE, RESIDENTS IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN PERHAPS A VILLAGE WOULD SUIT YOU MORE TO LIVE IN

Whitchurch Resident

What is wrong with everyone? Do people in Whitchurch not realise how many people living there actually prefer to travel the distance and shop out of town. It makes me mad when they say it will end Whitchurch, it can't get any worse! There will still be a smaller Tesco for people who like to shop in town. Whitchurch will benefit from people staying in Whitchurch and having a choice for once. Maybe people from out of town will actually come to Whitchurch to shop. Also if there is another national retailer who can fill up the rest of the old Tesco this will be a further boost. We should be putting our support into Whitchurch and making it a better place for shoppers.

Another Whitchurch Resident!!

I totally agree with you!! I actually travel to Wrexham to do my shopping (or have it delivered) as the curent Tesco never have what you want & is so expensive compared to other stores. How many people in Whitchurch actually shop in Whitchurch Tesco?? I actually saw a Tesco delivery van delivering to someone's house who actually works in Whitchurch Tesco but obviously orders online?? Need i say any more?!

RESIDENT NUMBER 3

I COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH THE 3 LATEST REPLIES! HARDLY ANYONE SHOPS IN WHITCHURCH BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHOICE, THE TESCO WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT LETS FACE IT IS TERRIBLE! A NEW BIGGER TESCO WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO THERE BIG SHOP IN WHITCHURCH AND THEREFORE STAY IN TOWN PERHAPS FOR OTHER SHOPPING. TH IDEA OF IT HAVING PETROL PUMPS IS BRILLIANT, IM SICK OF PAYING £1.20 A LITRE!! PEOPLE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS BECAUSE IT CAN ONLY MEAN GOOD THINGS FOR WHITCHURCH. I BET THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST THE IDEA ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ALWAYS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE EXISTING TESCO. AND WHEN THERE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT THEYRE STILL NOT HAPPY! TWO FACED IF YOU ASK ME