December 17, 2011 BBC News Bristol
Campaigners opposed to a controversial Tesco Express store in Bristol are to begin selling items on a market stall.
The No Tesco group has been fighting the opening of the supermarket in Stokes Croft since plans for the store were revealed nearly two years ago.
In April, the store on Cheltenham Road was targeted during rioting.
Organisers said the “People’s Supermarket” would provide an alternative place to shop from Tesco.
It will launch with the running of a stall at a Stokes Croft winter street market with plans to make it a more permanent event.
Community activist Claire Milne, who heads the No Tesco campaign group, said: “As well as obviously wanting to stop the Tesco, there was such a huge appetite for setting an alternative up.
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You can watch more in a special edition of BBC1’s Inside Out West, called ‘The Battle for Stokes Croft’, at 19:30 GMT on Monday 19 December and on the BBC iPlayer for seven days afterwards.
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