Bars and restaurants are among the few businesses predicted to survive in Britain's better-off high streets as leading supermarkets carve up town centres. Tesco is to double the number of small town centre grocery stores to 1,200 over the next ten years. Sainsbury's and Asda are also muscling in. Other shopkeepers will struggle to survive against "Tescopoly", with traditional businesses like chemists and newsagents giving way to charity shops, card shops and computer shops. But in better-off areas, according to a Parliamentary report, bars and restaurants are expected to thrive alongside specialist bakers, designer clothes boutiques, estate agents, specialist butchers and farmers' markets. The Sunday Times 19/02/06 page 12