Can anyone enlighten me as to why some members of the MBF are so complacent to the fact that Asda may be coming to Marple... So can I ask where are your NO to a supermarket posters
When I was shopping in Market Street yesterday there was a surprising number of 'no' posters on display in various shops, including some which could not possibly suffer any competition from Asda (see my list in a previous post).
I mentioned this to someone later, and he shook his head sadly about my naivety about the realities of retailing. 'Put yourself in their position', he said. 'You know that if Asda comes along, it will either have no effect on your own business, or you might possibly benefit from an increase in the number of shoppers around. So what do you do when a regular customer walks in, carrying a wad of 'No' posters. Will you kindly display one in the window please?'
Do you agree to display the poster, or not? You know perfectly well that the posters and petitions will make absolutely no difference to whether we get an Asda or not. Zero, zip, zilch. So there's no harm in displaying a poster, is there?
On the other hand, if you say no, this good lady is probably going to get her hair done somewhere else next time.
No brainer, really