In recent years, many small local shops have closed because customers travel to large shopping centers or malls to do their shopping. Is this a positive or negative development?

Nowadays people prefer to go to huge department stores and shopping malls and
this
has resulted in the closure of considerable numbers of small local shops.
Although
there are some drawbacks to
this
trend, I would argue that it is a quite positive development. The main drawback of the trend towards large shopping
centers
an area that is approximately central within some larger region
centre
is that many local shop owners have decided to close down for good which has resulted in an increase in
unemployment rate
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the unemployment rate
in local areas. Those who once used to work at local shops are now forced to travel long distances to nearby town or cities to find a job.
In addition
, local shops usually sell
specialties
an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
specialist
specialities
and home-made products which are specific to that area and with the closure of these stores, their unique products are
also
going to disappear gradually. Despite the negative points mentioned above, I believe that shopping malls have several benefits for the consumers.
Firstly
, customers can find a remarkably
wider
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wide
range of products to choose from.
For example
, if you visit the cheese counter at a department store, you will be amazed at the various types of cheese you could purchase.
Secondly
, the products
at
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in
shopping malls are usually much cheaper than those at local shops because they have been purchased from producers in large scales.
Last
but not least, since you can find almost everything on your shopping list at large department stores, it is much more convenient and time-saving in comparison with small local stores. In conclusion, while I recognize the probable drawbacks of consumer's tendency towards large shopping malls, I consider it to be a positive development overall.

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