Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tesco Bans School

The monolithic den of consumerism strikes again (from Kent News):

A MOTHER has blasted supermarket giant Tesco after it banned all pupils from a nearby secondary school.

The Tesco at Ashford’s Park Farm estate says no pupils from Christ Church High School are allowed entry – unless accompanied by an adult – in a bid to clampdown on shoplifting.

Parent Jua-Nita Beech was horrified after her 11-year-old son Trevor was prevented from entering the store – despite the school saying only one case of shop-lifting has been reported.

She said: "It seems crazy to me to ban all the children from the school when it is only a small minority that have caused any trouble in the past.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We apologise for any offence that may have been caused.

"As a responsible retailer we sometimes work with the local community to help counter anti-social behaviour. The steps have been taken in good faith."

Another reason not to shop at Tesco.