• Petitioned Chris Rogers Managing Director Costa Coffee

This petition was delivered to:

Chris Rogers Managing Director Costa Coffee

Stop Costa opening in Ripon

    1. Petition by

      Ripon's Campaign to stop Costa

      Ripon, United Kingdom

Ripon needs more retail to increase visitors; Costa coffee will take a valuable retail space without attracting footfall to the city. Ripon has an excellent array of independent cafes and coffee shops that buy supplies locally. They support local cottage industry keeping money in the local economy. Costa will not... it will dilute the trade of independent cafes and buy pre prepared food form large wholesalers outside the local economy.

Please support your city and independent traders by signing our petition to keep Costa out.

To:
Chris Rogers Managing Director Costa Coffee
Stop Costa opening in Ripon

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Peter Barr BAKEWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Small towns need local businesses, not chains, which suck money out of the local economy. Visitors to the town want to enjoy the uniqueness of such places, not the cloned variety seen on High Street, Anywhere

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    • David Evans BARNARD CASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      The continual undermining of local businesses by chain outlets is killing local communities

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    • Antony Long GRAFTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Ripon is a market town that is well supplied by local, independent cafes. Costa will, like so many multinationals, drive down price, homogenise supply and take market share from local businesses.

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    • tim carey DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • almost 2 years ago

      To retain local distinctiveness.

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    • Maureen Wilson CHRISTCHURCH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I frequently visit family in Ripon I enjoy the small independent cafes and feel their is no place for multinational firms such as Costa coffee

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