Outline the Argument That Supermarket Power Is a ‘Zero Sum Game’

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Essay plan Introduction (paragraph 1, approx. 150 words) – • Response to the title of the essay (supermarket power is a zero-sum game) • Topics which will be discussed in the main body of the essay –  The winners and losers with regards to independent shops in a consumer society  The market power of supermarkets  The zero-sum and positive-sum game of power on the high street  The relation companies and workforces have when supplying the supermarkets and buying power Main essay (paragraphs 3, 4, 5 & 6, approx. 978 words) – • Paragraph 3 – The term power – Relation to winners and losers (Making Social Lives (pg. 3, 4, 5, 6 & 59) • Paragraph 4 – The market power of supermarkets ( Making Social Lives pg. 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72 & 80) • Paragraph 5 – Zero-sum & positive-sum (pg. 70, 71, 74 & 95) • Paragraph 6 – Relations companies/workforces have when supplying supermarkets and buying power (pg. 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 81-92 & 96) • Provide at least one statistic/expert opinion in each paragraph Conclusion (paragraph 5, approx. 122 words) – • Evaluate the points/topics made in paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 about what has gone on • Give an opinion by having weighed up the arguments in the previous paragraphs Outline the argument that supermarket power is a ‘zero sum game’ Throughout this essay, the discussion will be focused on the different aspects of contemporary supermarket power whilst meticulously centring on the zero-sum game as well as the positive-sum games of power to some extent. It will discuss why contemporary supermarkets are today perceived as being the persecutors in relation to the subject of why small shops and businesses are barely surviving, in regards to our shopping habits being imposed by the four big supermarket chains. The topics which will be considered during this essay will be the issues such as
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