Woolworths loses another community battle

Food, alcohol and gambling giant, Woolworths, is struggling to establish a foothold in another small community with last week’s decision by Byron Shire Council to delay approval of a development application pending the answer to 12 significant questions over the development of a supermarket in Mullumbimby. The corporation is now engaged in battles over developments in Erskineville, Newport and Mullumbimby and continues to attract criticism of its heavy handed approach to taking over supermarkets in 750 small communities across Australia. The development of self service checkouts has attracted criticism of its claim to be a friendly employer.

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