Thu 14 July 2011, The Independent
Local shops for local people: How Tideswell's residents are trying to beat the supermarkets at their own game
By Lucy Stephens
How many villages still have a butcher, a baker, and a greengrocer? Not many. The rise of supermarkets with their promise of a cheap, convenient food – and nappies, batteries, clothes, detergent, and everything else you could possibly want – means small retailers are struggling to compete. Every year, around...