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Making a clean stab at the competition?

If you are a regular shopper at Hibel Road Tesco you will have probably visited the car wash next door. I’ve used it several times and they do a great job for a very reasonable price.

If you are a regular shopper at Hibel Road Tesco you will have probably visited the car wash next door. I’ve used it several times and they do a great job for a very reasonable price.

I doubt it makes a fortune but it does provide a living for the half dozen young men who work there and offers a good service to local motorists.

It’s quite busy these days but it has taken a while to build up trade. In the early days I suspect they barely covered their operating costs. After several years of hard graft they finally seem to have a viable business.

I was contacted by an angry shopper this week who told me he’d seen a notice in Tesco advising customers they want to open a car wash of their own. Why would Tesco want a car wash? There’s no money in that for a huge monolithic corporation. The revenue wouldn’t cover the cost of window cleaning for their three Macclesfield stores.

They are certainly not fulfilling a customer need with a car wash already next door.

So what’s their motive? Why would Tesco get involved in a small time operation like car washing?

"They don’t want to leave any business for anyone," said the angry shopper.

I couldn’t think of suitable reply. Maybe you can?

 

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