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Tesco has revealed it won't be setting up shop in Treboeth

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

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A SUPERMARKET giant will not be setting up a new shop in Swansea after being unable to agree a new leasehold deal.

Tesco has revealed it won't be taking up the lease on the former Pines Country Club site in Llangyfelach Road in Treboeth.

The local developer who owns the site is now free to get in touch with other operators.

Sophie Akokhia, Tesco's Corporate Affairs Manager, said: "Following discussions with the developer, we have decided not to take a lease for a store. We understand some local residents will be disappointed and wanted to see a Tesco store come forward.

"Tesco has been part of the Swansea community for more than a decade. We are proud to employ more than 1,500 people across the city and recently made a significant investment to improve our popular Marina store." The firm has pledged to invest to carry on investing in Swansea.

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  • Lou_Penplas  |  January 04 2013, 8:26PM

    Tesco - There is a lovely big site in Penplas that used to be a supermarket. The local residents would welcome the investment and jobs in the area with open arms. Rather than a Travellers site!!!!!

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  • rivergirl  |  January 04 2013, 8:20PM

    Don't get too excited. They'll be back once the land-owners drop their asking price.

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  • deridu  |  January 04 2013, 4:23PM

    Hooray thank goodness. There are two tesco in easy reach of Treboeth, Plus other supermarkets too.

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  • Dan01  |  January 04 2013, 3:28PM

    weslangdon, the petrol may well be 2p dearer than its other stores but it is 2p cheaper than the Shell station next door which was the only one in Bont. The traffic chaos you refer to lasted a few weeks, but is no more! I hate to sound as if I am defending Tesco,- they are big enough to do that for themsleves, but fair's fair. In fact I personally have only shopped there twice, apart from buying petrol, as I have a preference for another monster only a few miles away..

  • Dan01  |  January 04 2013, 3:13PM

    Completely untrue folks. I see no evidence that Tesco has ruined anything in the Bont, except for a minimarket in the main street, which in turn, when it arrived there many years ago caused the closure of numerous corner shops. I don't know of anyone who would wish Tesco to be taken away. Having said that I do suspect that Tesco is struggling to make the store pay its way, as the volume of customers doesn't seem to be there. This could be a reason why they have decided not to proceed at Treboeth. They may well have reached saturation point.

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  • weslangdon  |  January 04 2013, 1:56PM

    The Tesco store in Pontarddulais has caused traffic chaos and damaged local business's it has also failed to deliver on local jobs. It is though sucking huge amounts of the grocery £ out of local peoples pockets. Its petrol is 2p per litre dearer than Tesco in Fforestfach or the Morriston store in Llanelli. Tesco gets 40p out of every £1 spent on groceries in the Swansea area, its pay is low, part time and its staff depend on tax credits to get by. Apart from that its the best thing since sliced bread. [not]

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  • avondale  |  January 04 2013, 1:17PM

    Bit dramatic clarysage-Where is your evicence?

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  • clarysage50  |  January 04 2013, 12:45PM

    Count yourselves lucky that Tesco will not be coming to Treboeth.......believe me, once this organisation gets it toe in the door, you will find that they take over EVERYTHING - small businesses lose livelihoods and nothing is ever the same again.

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