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Supermarkets should only sell food produced from within their own country rather than imports from overseas.
What is your opinion on this?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is often argued that only domestic food products should be sold in a supermarket, and at no instance it should promote the sale of an imported item. Even though it appears to be a good idea, I believe in there are tough challenges which make it is hardly possible.
In the past, most food producers and distributors in a country used to get good market value for their products, whereas today they face tough challenges by means of the increased popularity of imported food products in supermarkets. It is almost clear that they cannot face similar challenges for a longer time, and soon they would be forced to end their businesses. At this juncture, supermarkets are strictly recommended to sell only the local food produces, which would support both the local farmers and small scale food distribution chains. Instead, if more imports are encouraged by supermarkets, those products would monopolize the market, and the ultimate result is the collapse of the nation’s economy.
However, there are tough challenges ahead to make this practical. One such challenge is globalization. It is not possible to restrict the sales of any imported food product in a country which accepts globalization. The second issue is the personal interest of the customer. One needs to understand that the customer is the king in the market, and a supermarket cannot ignore the demand of its customer as the power of choice is totally bestowed on him. The third issue is the uniqueness. To be clearer, many countries have their own unique food products like walnuts and hazelnuts, which would not be easily found elsewhere.
To sum up, howbeit it is a rational thought to restrict imported food products and sell only the local produces; there are tough challenges which hardly make it practical.
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