Tuesday, 2 January 2007

The end for the corner shop?

These two images show the stereotypical Asian corner shop in Britain...

But, according to the report I've just been watching on Newsnight, these shops are on the decline.... For every 5 Asian-run corner shops that close each year, only 3 open. And the majority of these new shops are run by Polish, Turkish or Somalian people, the report says.

What do you think are the reasons for these changes? Are these changes postive or negative? (And does the answer to that question depend on who you are?)

Looking for pictures on this story led me to The British Corner Shop! This might be a bit of a clue to part of a reason for the story...

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