In recent times, supermarkets owned by global corporations have started to open branches in small areas,
as mountain villages, while local markets have lost their customers. My opinion is that local businesses and communities immensely suffer because of
economic development and might lose their traditions and lifestyle.
To start with, supermarkets have more diversity than traditional shops and offer more affordable prices for the same product.
, customers are visiting shopping centres for their groceries, while local markets are closing their doors. Another reason why traditional businesses are affected by large companies is the lack of advertising.
, local shops depend on returning customers and cannot attract new ones through television or internet advertisements.
, supermarkets afford expensive commercials and
, they attract individuals to visit them, while local marketplaces are left in the dark.
On the other hand
, the opening of supermarkets could benefit local manufacturers by sourcing their produce and sell it on their premises.
In other words
, these corporations could sign contracts with local farmers in order to provide their customers with fresh, locally-sourced products. In
way, supermarkets could help communities thrive.
, supermarkets’ new branches help create new places of employment for locals,
, helping out individuals who are in need of a job.
, many corporations do not have the benefits of the locals in their minds.
, they only concentrate on profits.
To conclude, my belief is that the disappearance of local marketplaces is mainly because of the uncontrolled development of new shopping centres.
, we should put more pressure on the government to introduce new policies to help maintain traditional businesses.