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Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets

by Joanna Blythman - £12.99  Harper Perennial (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780007158041 | ISBN 10: 0007158041

Supermarkets - not so super after all? They currently have 80 percent of the UK grocery market. Have you ever wondered, pushing your trolley around the ever-wider aisles of these ever-expanding stores, if there's a price to pay for our enduring love affair with cheapness, choice, and convenience? Award-winning food writer Joanna Blythman has. That's why she went behind the scenes of the supermarket world, and this is the shocking truth of what she found: high streets killed by megastores; bullied suppliers; fake choice; pesticide-covered fruit and veg; third-world producers exploited; local jobs destroyed; cult-like staff indoctrination; massive profits & rock-bottom pay - and that's just the start ...

"Shocking and galvanising ... it is still possible to avert a future in which Tesco provides for all our needs from womb to tomb"
The Guardian

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