25 October 2012 11:29
Costa Coffee has pulled out of opening a branch in a Devon town famous for its opposition to national brands, following a campaign from local groups.
in a letter Chris Rogers, managing director of Costa, said the company had "recognised the strength of feeling" against big brands in the town.
The letter was also signed by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes and Pruw Boswell, Mayor of Totnes.
The decision comes despite the chain having been granted planning permission to open the branch.
In the letter, Dr Wollaston and Ms Boswell said: "As your MP and Mayor, and speaking on behalf of the people of Totnes, we would like to thank Costa for being prepared to listen to our concerns and showing that they care."