How many supermarkets do we need access to, nothing sophisticated just the normal, everyday kind?
Obviously a choice is good. At least that helps keep the prices down; More than two seems greedy.
I'm extremely lucky because I can reach 3 supermarkets in under 7 minutes:
Casino 5 minutes, different direction.
Intermarche 7 minutes.
If, say, I'm also looking for printer paper, ink, hoover bags, I need to go further:
Leclerc 15 minutes
Auchan 20 minutes.
Now, if I want to economise I've got
Ed, Netto, Aldi, Lidl and Leader Price all about 15/20 minutes away.
An embarrassment of shops!
However, despite all this choice the supermarket chain, Carrefour, has decided to build us yet another supermarket in Opio. Next door to the existing one.
For heaven's sake how much choice do we need?
In the centre of the photo above is the shopping centre, Font Neuve. It houses a handful of shops: Boulangerie, book shop, photographic, pharmacy, post office, hairdressers and Champion, the supermarket. Behind the centre is an empty field where the new Carrefour will be situated. With on the roof parking. It's hard to see how that'll be landscaped so it's not an eyesore....