Likewise, consumers have choice of where to shop: don't like one of the top six, go to one of the others. Or here's a secret there are specialist and independent shops only too happy to see you.
Personally, I don't like shopping at Tesco and would never consider even buying a newspaper at one of its stores but I'm appalled by the recent mob violence directed towards its Express store in Bristol.
Don't like it? Don't shop there: you have a choice.
Glenn Payne, former multiple buyer at Sainsbury's, Fine Fare, The Co-op Group and Safeway