All of this spend is just a marketing ploy to pull locals away from existing franchises. I remember everyone moaning that there was going to be too many supermarkets, now suddenly tesco are your best friend.
Well since the store is here now, surely it's better to have one that invests in the village and the youth club than one that doesn't? No-one's pretedning tesco are wonderful and yeah we'd prefer independent stores in the high street but that just isn't going to happen and there ARE too many supermarkets!!