Copy of 'Private Traders v. Chain Stores' and letter in response to article from 'The Grocer'

Scope and Content

Article (15 July 1939) highlighting the problems of the individual grocers. The unnamed author notes the need to promote them more effectively in order to compete with the multiple-shop company or the Co-operative Society. Details of a resolution being sent to The National Federation and brought up at the Devon Grocer's Council are included, regarding unemployment, rates, general ill-effects, war risks and remedies.

Item dated 22 July 1939 is a copy of a letter from Sid Wright in response to the above article. The Original Food Bazaar, Hereford. It argues that the private trader needs to aim to achieve the same standards as the chain stores.