[Diggers350] Every little no longer helps!

Linda Beamish linda.beamish at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 20 09:26:33 BST 2013

Thank You SO much for sharing the good news with us all - I really can't begin to tell you just how happy this has made me feel this bright and sunny Spring Morning! :)

From: Paul Mobbs <mobbsey at gn.apc.org>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 2:49 PM
Subject: [Diggers350] Every little no longer helps!

I think the meaning of this will be lost on the media. If Tesco no
longer believes it can expand its market share, and so is cutting back
its development programme by such lengths, then its an indication that
the UK consumer market generally has stalled.



Tesco scraps plans to develop more than 100 sites

Ben Cook Wednesday, Planning Resource, 17th April 2013

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it has identified more than
100 sites in its property portfolio that it no longer intends to develop
as they are 'not viable'.

As Tesco announced its preliminary results for 2012/13 – which showed
its group trading profit had fallen 13 per cent to £3.5 billion – the
supermarket revealed that it had assessed the sites’ "viability and
potential to deliver an appropriate level of return on capital" and
consequently decided not to develop them.

A statement from the supermarket said the majority of the sites had been
bought between five and ten years ago at a "higher point in the property

The statement said: "We have reviewed all of the schemes included in the
pipeline individually, assessing their viability and potential to
deliver an appropriate level of return on capital employed if built out.
As a result, we have identified more than 100 sites which we no longer
plan to develop and have therefore written their values down."

Tesco was asked by Planning to provide a list of the 100 sites but had
yet to do so at time of publication.


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that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
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God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
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