Andrew Simms is the author of several books including the bestselling Tescopoly . He is a Fellow of nef (the new economics foundation), trained at the London. In this searing analysis Andrew Simms, director of the acclaimed think-and-do- tank the New Economics Foundation and the person responsible for introducing . 20 Mar Now, the author of Tescopoly explains to Alison Benjamin why the days of the Andrew Simms first took on Tesco a decade ago when he was.

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Interests Conversations in cafes; trees; bicycles; writing. Simms does make some interesting points about Tesco’s cavalier attitude Whilst this book had its moments it was too rambling and unfocused to provide a useful overview of Tesco.

Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and why it Matters – Andrew Simms – Google Books

Though I had thought about it previously, it really hit ismms to me how much Vancouver, BC is a “clone town” with its infamous 3 Starbucks on one intersection. Sally rated it liked it Mar 25, An excellent expose of the supermarkets, and Tesco in general. Read this a while ago, it’s very much an eye opener into the aggressive business tactics of the major supermarket chains.

A real eye opener.

Tescopoly by Andrew Simms

Refresh and try again. Found this to be a really interesting read. Economic growth GDP Economics reviews. Instead, he would like ismms see every supermarket carry a warning sign. Danny Jones rated it did not like it Feb 20, People have taken on trust their promises about jobs and choice, but one of the reasons they are so profitable is that, pound for pound of consumer spending, they employ fewer people.


Tescopoly continues the debate. Although the book, published next week, does not confine its attack exclusively to the supermarket that grew from humble beginnings as a market stall in London’s East End to become a multinational company with a presence in almost every postcode in Britain, Tesco is singled out because of its sheer size and clout.

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Growing up in Chelmsford, Essex, Simms witnessed first hand the creation of a clone town, with huge housing estates of identikit homes thrown up virtually overnight. Jessica Turner rated it really liked it Sep 06, Ali rated it liked it Jul 08, Simms ends with suggestions for change and coporate reformation to safeguard our communities and environment — all over the world.

Jun 11, B rated it really liked it Shelves: So what needs to be done? His description of small local stores comes across as rose tinted and I am sure andre it wouldn’t be difficult to find examples where prices are high, stock choice is poor and service indifferent in contrast to the example described here as being at the centre of the community.


It was Tesco’s seeming ability to act with impunity that fuelled Simms’ determination to write a book exposing how the inexorable sndrew of supermarkets is bad for everyone – from poorly paid workers in the field, to small, independent shops fast going out of business, to the over-exploited natural environment.

Taking on Tesco

For example, on p. When you see a Tesco Extra hypermarket on the gescopoly of town what you are seeing is the surgical removal of the economic underpinning of neighbourhood and communities, to a sort of sanitised, laboratory environment, physically removed from the body. His latest book is Ecological Debt: The history of developed countries is one of economic growth, as living standards have risen and populations bloomed.

Aug 12, Nicci rated it really liked it. Simms is on riskier footing when in manifesto mode, and may provoke a backlash from the mainstream economists he derides. Andrew Simms is policy director ttescopoly nef the new economics foundation the award-winning UK think-and-do tank, and head of nef’s Climate Change Programme.

Mar 08, Tyne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: