At what point will Liverpool city centre have too many Tesco stores?

By David Bartlett on Jan 18, 13 11:00 AM in Regeneration

tesco.jpgAt what point does a city centre become saturated with too many stores from one company?

Is it when the company has five shops, 10, or even more?

Today we've reported how Tesco has submitted a planning application for its 11th store in Liverpool city centre.

The store will be located in the former Spar unit on the ground floor of the former Pioneer buildings, near the corner of Vernon Street which are being converted into a hotel.

It will be within five minutes walk of two Tesco stores in Old Hall Street and Lord Street.

No dobut the store will be busy when it opens. People love to complain about Tesco, but will happily pop in for a bargain or a £3 meal deal.

Tesco's view is simple, so long as people continue to shop in our stores we will continue to open them.

Wayne Colquhoun, of Liverpool Preservation Trust, said: "Yet Another Tesco adding to the homogenisation of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.

"Every little hurts, in my opinion and being a small shopkeeper myself I fear for the sole traders in the locality."

There is no better example of market economics than the number of Tescos in Liverpool city centre, but is that a good thing?

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