Think of the Woolies workers

PUBLISHED: 08:57 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010

I see that following the sad demise of Woolworths, some people have been reported as blaming out-of-town stores for this situation. I disagree. It was not the competition from the big supermarkets that brought down Woolies, rather that they did not adjus

I see that following the sad demise of Woolworths, some people have been reported as blaming out-of-town stores for this situation. I disagree.

It was not the competition from the big supermarkets that brought down Woolies, rather that they did not adjust their business model to cope with internet retailers eroding the lucrative entertainment business.

Management financing decisions also played a part.

However, there is no escaping from the fact that it was the changing habits of shoppers - that's right, you and I - that has brought this company down.

Rather than trying to choose an easy scapegoat, we should instead be thinking of the honest and hard-working employees who now face an uncertain new year.

Cllr Paul Grimes, Mayor of Royston


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