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  • Divyanshee

    September 7, 2021 at 4:40 PM

    Due to the development and rapid expansion of supermarkets in some countries, many small, local businesses are unable to compete. Some people think that the closure of local businesses will bring about the death of local communities. I totally agree with the above mentioned statement. Although the supermarkets nowadays have almost each and everything available, be it a notebook or a soap, in the 21st century the world has advanced so much that getting everything a person wants is now possible at one single place.

    Some few years back it was near to impossible to think about such invention of place where you can everything at one place but thanks to the advancement and invention of such ideas. The development of supermarkets sure has a great positive impact over the population in the world because it saves a lot of time and traveling expense but somewhere this development is affecting the local businesses and local communities. There are many communities especially the ones who live in the outskirts of the city, they are totally dependent on the local businesses for their livelihood. Local businesses provided a good number of employment to the local people of the area which we can’t see in case of supermarkets as the customers pickup what they need which therfore decreases the job opportunities for the people out there.

    Supermarkets are very hard to compete with by the local businesses and therfore we can see a decline in the number of new business. Slowly and steadly people are being attracted towards the supermarkets and hence the local communities who are totally dependent on their small business for a living are close to collapse. Supermarkets offer a lot of discounts over the items. It’s a part of their marketing strategy, on the other hand the local markets cannot afford to do the same because of the small profit that they receive by selling the goods.

    So to conclude, the spread of supermarket stores can bring about the closure of small market businesses. It will definitely affect the residents as these establishments are part and parcel of their daily lives.

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