New supermarkets destroy more jobs than they create – open letter to Craig #Whittaker MP

Dear Craig Whittaker,

I question your statement, reported in the Hebden Bridge Times, that a proposed new supermarket to be developed on the Mytholm Works site will create new jobs.

In fact, new large supermarkets destroy more jobs than they create. One source of evidence for this is the paper “Superstores and Employment in Retailing” by Dr David Thorpe, Head of Research, John Lewis Partnership, October 1999.
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Posted from Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom.