Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

Residents opposed Tesco's plans for a new store in Ammanford. Tesco plans to build a new store, double the size of its existing store were approved in 2008.  

In February 2011 plans for a 47,500-square-foot supermarket were submitted by local building contractor TRJ. However, TRJ had been in talks with two companies, understood to be Morrisons and Sainsbury's. But both have pulled out.... Read More

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

In 2005 Tesco submitted plans to move its existing town centre store to create a bigger store on the outskirts of Carmarthen, which would be the biggest Tesco store in Wales. Traders were concerned that they would lose business as shoppers would be lured out of town. Objectors included the Chamber of Commerce, Town Forum, Civic Society and local Friends of the Earth group. However, the plans... Read More

Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

In October 2015 Sainsbury's confirmed it will not be bringing a new store to Cross Hands. A spokeswoman for the supermarket said the changing retail market and shopping patterns meant the plan was "no longer" viable. This is despite the fact that planning permission had already been granted by Carmarthenshire Council for the store on the Cross Hands West site. Plans included a 90,792 sq ft... Read More