10:24am Friday 27th September 2013
WITH reference to the plans for another supermarket in Haverfordwest, supermarkets don’t encourage more people to shop in an area, but only in their own stores. A good example of this is Pembroke Dock. The people who visit Tesco including myself, hardly ever go into the town.
If as Councillor Hall wishes Sainsbury’s did come to Pembroke Dock, it would take customers from Tesco and Asda. It wouldn’t magically make more customers.
Friends and family from my home area (outside Pembrokeshire) used to like coming down to visit Haverfordwest because of the nice town centre and lovely different shops such as Ocky White. Now with so many closed down shops in Haverfordwest, they prefer going to Narberth.
I really don’t think that another supermarket will help Haverfordwest.
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