Mr Benson, owner of the local shop in the village, has started a campaign to ban supermarket home delivery vans from the area. He feels that they are threatening his livelihood, as more and more of the local residents are shopping this way. He has written a letter of complaint, and would like other people to add their comments to it too.
To whom it may concern,
I run a small, local shop in a quiet village. For many years I have provided local families with their weekly shopping needs, as the travelling to the nearest largest town is too much for many of them to cope with.
However, I have noticed that over the past eighteen months your home delivery vans have been regularly seen visiting the small community around my shop. This has coincided with a fall in my sales, profits, and ultimately my livelihood.
I do not think that this is fair. I cannot compete with your low prices as I do not buy in bulk like you are able to. I instead have always served the population that you have never been able to provide for. With the introduction of your home delivery vans, you are now taking away my trade.
I ask you to reconsider your plans for home delivery, and allow small shops like my own to continue trading in areas well away from your stores, and include with this letter a list of supporters in my cause.
Mr Benson, shopkeeper, Bectan Sands.
Written by Sadie.
(Village webmaster note: add your comments to Mr Benson's letter using the 'comment' facility below)