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melodeonboy BS: Supermarkets benefit from the Olympics! (20) BS: Supermarkets benefit from the Olympics! 25 Jul 12

This evening I noticed a sign outside a local supermarket indicating that they'll be open until 6 p.m. on Sundays for the duration of the olympics.

Is this a one off, or is it a nationwide move?

On what grounds are supermarkets being given yet more leeway?

Are supermarkets acting independently as they did before (when they forced Sunday opening on the country by sheer financial might and political influence), knowing that the government will be reluctant to upset their mates in the food industry, or did the government propose this in the first place?

Is this the thin of the wedge and a launch pad for longer Sunday opening hours?

The most puzzling part is trying to work out why they need to open longer in Sittingbourne (or anywhere else outside London, for that matter!) during the olympics!

Can anyone enlighten me?

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