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UK-based retailer Tesco told the nation’s parliament yesterday that it would like to at least double its 600-unit chain of convenience stores over the next decade.

Furthermore, Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Tesco's corporate and legal affairs director, told the politicians that Tesco is not having a negative impact on independent c-stores, and that in fact the opening of a Tesco store draws customers back to local communities, creating the proverbial rising tide that floats all boats.
KC's View:
If Tesco keeps getting attacked for its growth and pervasive influence, next thing you know it will be hosting a London conference at which academics from various disciples assess its economic impact.