Tesco is seeking to add to the Express store it is currently building at Mundesley.

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The retail giant is currently creating a new store at the site of the former Ray’s Stores in Cromer Road.

Fencing around the construction site has signs flagging up the new facility of an ATM cash machine but an opening date space remains blank.

A company spokesman confirmed it was seeking “approval on additions”” before being able to firm up a timescale for opening.

He added: “Submissions have now been made for approval of small additions at site, such as signage and the ATM, as well as works to improve the pavement outside, which are being processed by the planning authority.

“We are grateful for the positive feedback we have received from residents on our plans to bring convenient local shopping and services to Mundesley, particularly about the provision of an ATM and a wider range of food choices.”

In July it was revealed how traders had started a petition in response to the plans to build a Tesco store on the site, with worries it would impact on existing businesses in the village.

At the time Tesco said it would not be competing with any of the local shops.

Roger Craske from Mundesley Butchers this week added: “There is not a lot we can do to stop it. We have just got to stay as long as we can.”

12 comments

  • Norman hall - the local busiensses are struggling with out Tesco so if they sell what Tesco doesn't then they should prosper with the increased foot fall. More fool them if they take them on. It is good news for Mundesley as most resident shop in Morrisons @ Cromer or Sainsbury's at North Walsham.

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    KeithS

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Tescos will be a good thing for Mundesley, after all it is replacing a retail establishment that was once there, and any competition is good for the grubby shop it has in place already! It would not be good for North Walsham as very soon there will be 3 Supermarkets there, and anything else will kill the market place shops dead. Cant say Im a huge fan of Tescos either, but I certainly dont think an Express will affect the traders of Mundesley too much!

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    Debbie R

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Mayb something like a Morrisons 'express' or Sainsburys 'express' would be the answer? As people dont hate them as much.....some people just like to moan i think. Why dont Morrisons have express stores? I think it'd be a great idea!

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    bubbly_mik

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Oh Keth S. Take time to study the economics of running a business or better still go and talk to the owners of businesses who are going to lose everything to the spread of Tesco. But if all this is too difficult for you tounderstand, go to Stalham. See the affect a Tesco store had on a once a thriving high street. Now reduced to numerous chariyy shops, take outs and hairdressers.

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    norman hall

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Lucky! Wish there could be a Tesco in Cromer. They offer such a vast range of groceries and at fairly competitive prices as well. Their Clubcard is great for collecting points and I know someone who has managed to collect enough points in the last few years to have three Florida holidays

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    Wandering Crab

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • What wonderful news for the neighbours . To have countless traffic arriving and departing . And the local shopkeepers for miles around will be overjoyed that Tesco have arrived. How thoughtful of the councils involved in allowing Tesco with their massive buying power to openly compete with the struggling local businesses. One thing for sure there will be empty shops to purchase in the very near future in the Mundesley area. Good news?

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    norman hall

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • FAO Ben. Before recently retiring I worked for 2 Companies over a period of 30 years that were suppliers to Tesco. One supplied Branded products the other supplied Own Label Products. I personally dealt with Tesco on a day to day basis at Head Office level and I can assure you that not once was either Company "treated like dirt". During my time I also had similar contact & responsibility with the other major supermarket chains & what I can tell you is that Tesco are the most innovative, creative & thorough major retailer there is. That is why they are successful - it really is as simple as that!

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    Mylen1um

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • We constantly see in the news that Tesco is losing it's marketshare, whilst continually expanding the number of stores around the country. They treat their suppliers like dirt, and are actually no longer competitive in pricing when it comes to the likes of Aldi and Lidl. Supermarkets (especially Tesco) make billions of pounds every year, but still pay staff a wage closer to the 'miminum wage' than a true 'living wage'. The current Chief Executive of Tesco, Philip Clarke receives £9.6m per annum. Some councils have been very much opposed, in other parts of the country, to Tesco setting up shop in their area. The problem comes when Tesco takes the respective councils to court for unfairness, and the legal fees become unbearable for the councils to sustain. Tesco appear to have a business plan driven soley by greed and I would rather go without than give them my money!

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    Ben

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • Lucky! Wish there could be a Tesco in Cromer. They offer such a vast range of groceries and at fairly competitive prices as well. Their Clubcard is great for collecting points and I know someone who has managed to collect enough points in the last few years to have three Florida holidays

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    Wandering Crab

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Great news I would say, for Mundesley anyway, perhaps one day North Walsham will get lucky with something like a Tesco.

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    "Bin here all me life"

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • Oh Norman, it's not the economics of small businesses that you need to study its the shopping habits of people. Now let's consider their options, a over priced and dingy corner shop or a brand new shop with more choice and competitive prices? I ask you where you do your local weekly shop, yes I thought as much, one of the big 4 supermarkets at your convenience. Your point about Stalham, the high street died years before Tesco came to town and without it there would be even fewer people in town. The local councils putting up rates and charging for car parking are big nails in all the high street's coffins. It's easy to jump on the Tesco hate bandwagon, but consider why first.

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    KeithS

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • @Bin here - As long as it's only "something like a Tesco", BUT NOT a Tesco!!!!

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    Pete Bogg

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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