Sir; Dudley Ramsden's call for a single unified buying group to represent the independent sector (The Grocer, April 27, p5) has a familiar ring. Over the years, Ramsden has hardly disguised his ambition to see a central group. But will it ever happen? There were many people around in the sixties with similar ideas. Take Douglas Griffin of Londis and the great symbol pioneers like Dick Read and Herbert Love. There were also other pioneers of the retailer owned buying groups, especially, in Scotland and the north of England. Yet that dream of a single, unified, national body was never fulfilled. Your ambitions may be worthy, Dudley, but perhaps parochial interests will always prevail? Group enthusiast Shrewsbury {{LETTERS }}