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Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets | Joanna Blythman
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An elegant demolition of the supermarket miracle, this book charts the impact that supermarkets have had on every aspect of our lives and culture. Did you know...; Almost 50% of supermarket fruit and vegetables contain pesticide residues?* UK supermarkets make 40p on every GBP1 spent on bananas while plantations workers are paid just 1p?* Supermarkets operate a climate of fear amongst their suppliers?* Every time a supermarket opens the local community loses on average 276 jobs?In the 1970s, British supermarkets had only 10% of the UK's grocery spend. Now they swallow up 80%, influencing how we shop, what we eat, how we spend our leisure time, how much rubbish we generate, even the very look of our physical environment. Award-winning food writer Joanna Blythman investigates the enormous impact that these big box retailers are having on our lives. need to survive, the wholesalers who have been eliminated from the supply chain, travels to suburban retail parks to meet the teenagers and part-timers who stack our shelves and reveals the hoops third world suppliers must jump through to earn supermarket contracts. This thought-provoking, witty and sometimes chilling voyage of discovery is sure to make you think twice before you reach for that supermarket trolley quite so enthusiastically ever again.
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My most recent book haul. Excited for many of these titles. #bookdepot #bookstack #fall2022

BarbaraJean Ohhh, I love the Penderwicks! That is a great stack, and I love the candle, too! 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks great 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻♥️ I‘d like to read Villette and The Sentence. Beautiful stack. 2mo
Tamra The Sentence is fabulous - enjoy!! 2mo
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Blaire @BarbaraJean me too! I listened to them all on audio and my son wanted to reread them with me! 2mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts thank you! I‘d been trying to read what I own and have made a decent dent and I couldn‘t resist these. 2mo
Blaire @Tamra thank you! I‘m very much looking forward to that one. Great to hear! 2mo
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