In 2009 Tesco launched a bid to build a bigger store (40,000 sq ft) in Campbeltown, which has a population of less than 5,000 and already has a Tesco and a Co-op. There appears to have been a "done deal" with First Milk for Tesco to buy the present Creamery site. A new Creamery is planned on another site. The existing shops in the town are already struggling and residents and shop-keepers feel this proposal will suck the life out of the town centre.
Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
First Milk announce that instead of selling the existing creamery site to Tesco - who say the numbers originally worked out in 2008 no longer stack up – it will install a brand new manufacturing facility on the existing site.
The Council approves the plans.