Many of our high streets are losing their individuality by mainly consisting of national retail brands, is this a reflection of the increasing range of larger multiples pushing little business out of the way? How can both operate in harmony? Patrice Garrigues, The Midcounties Co-operative
In the Daily Telegraph (January 2010) you gave a positive 7 out of 10 score following a visit to a rebranded Co-operative Foodstore in Manchester. In what ways could the Co-operative share its story more effectively with its customers? Jim Watts, Midlands Co-operative Society
How can small producers with higher costs make it into the high street? There are certain mark ups demanded by retailers which might be hard to achieve without compromising the business model? Becky John, Whomadeyourpants?