BOTH Harwich and Manningtree could see two new superstores built on their doorsteps in the coming years.
But are our areas becoming over run with supermarkets or do we actually need more?
For many families in our area the most important thing is getting a good deal.
Helen Gardner, of Grange Road, Dovercourt, thinks more supermarkets would be good for Harwich.
She said: “Like a lot of people I go to whatever shop has what I need at a decent price."