Now adays it has become common practice to go to a one stop shop. With many supermarkets now selling every thing from milk to tooth paste and fuel all in one handy place.
But what most of us fail to realise is that for this convenience of a one stop shop we are often paying a premium and not offered the same choice or even service as a small independent. The money you spend at these big places becomes part of a massive corporations statistics.
I know that with all the modern technology we claim to have less time but I wonder if we all got off our phones and bothered to live in the real world if we would get a nice surprise with what are local shops have on offer. Who knows with one small step you might discover a real treasure of independent shops that you had previously ignored. Plus I know you would get a shock at how competitively priced they are. As they have to be to survive in this land of gaints.
So help keep Britain full of a wide variety of independent shops. Shop local and keep the big chains reined in.