Friends of the Earth Cardiff - local shopping http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/500/all en Pontcanna landlord in supermarket talks http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/pontcanna-landlord-supermarket-talks <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Kings_Road_Pontcanna1.jpg" alt="Victorian shops in Pontcanna" /></p> <p>Shops in King Street, Pontcanna, Cardiff. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Pontcanna landlord, Chris Voyle, has submitted plans to create a 2,600sqm ground floor supermarket at the former Pontcanna Pine warehouse on King&rsquo;s Road. Mr Voyle said he was talking to a number of retailers, including supermarkets, but that no contract had been signed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/pontcanna-landlord-supermarket-talks">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/pontcanna-landlord-supermarket-talks#comments archive Planning Cardiff local shopping Pontcanna Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:38:54 +0000 Chris 424 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk New Tesco store threatens Pontcanna shops http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/new-tesco-store-threatens-pontcanna-shops <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Cathedral_Road_Pontcanna1.jpg" alt="Ballantynes_Wine_Merchants_Cathedral_Road_Pontcanna" /></p> <p>Ballantynes Wine Merchants <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.</em></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth is concerned about reports that supermarket giant Tesco is planning to open a One Stop convenience store in Cathedral Road, Pontcanna. Waitrose have also denied that they want to open a store in Pontcanna.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/new-tesco-store-threatens-pontcanna-shops">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/new-tesco-store-threatens-pontcanna-shops#comments archive Planning Cardiff local shopping Pontcanna Wed, 27 Jul 2011 06:18:50 +0000 Chris 418 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Shop locally http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/shop-locally <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Row of Victorian small Shops with flats above" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Pontcanna_Street_Pontcanna1.jpg" /></p> <p>Local Shops in Pontcanna Street, Cardiff. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Before you head off to the local supermarket, think about taking advantage of what your local shops have to offer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/shop-locally">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/shop-locally#comments Planning Cardiff local shopping Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:43:07 +0000 Chris 419 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Is Cardiff a clone town? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-clone-town <p>The Parliamentary All-Party Group on Small Shops investigated the future of small shops in the UK. Its report High Street Britain: 2015, released in January 2006, predicted a bleak future for independent shops. The report predicted that without protection:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-clone-town">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-clone-town#comments Planning local shopping planning Sat, 02 Jul 2011 21:50:25 +0000 Chris 420 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop the Tesco takeover http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-tesco-takeover <p><img width="168" height="80" alt="Tescopoly every little hurts" src="/files/foecardiff/images/tescopoly.gif" /></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth want to stop more Tesco stores opening in Cardiff. The dominance of Tesco stores in this area harms local shops.</p> <p>The Parliamentary All-Party Group on Small Shops investigated the future of small shops in the UK. Its report <a href="http://www.tescopoly.org">High Street Britain: 2015</a>, released in January 2006, predicted a bleak future for independent shops. The report predicted that without protection:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-tesco-takeover">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-tesco-takeover#comments archive Food Planning Cardiff local shopping Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Chris 44 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell the Government to stop dithering on Tesco's takeover http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-government-stop-dithering-tescos-takeover <p><img width="168" height="80" alt="Tescopoly - Every little hurts" src="/files/foecardiff/images/tescopoly.gif" /></p> <p>On 13 January 2010 the Government finally acknowledged the need for a supermarket watchdog. But after two years of delay they still won't take action.</p> <p>Tesco - a big block to planet-friendly farming - has launched its latest charm offensive. But they won't pull the wool over our eyes. What they don't tell us is that they:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-government-stop-dithering-tescos-takeover">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-government-stop-dithering-tescos-takeover#comments archive Corporate accountability local shopping Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:25:00 +0000 Chris 268 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk