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Data for Belgium refer to Flanders and the Brussels region only. Time coverage: 2006 Croatia, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain: 2004; Iceland: 2002; Slovenia: 2001; Liechtenstein: 2000; Other countries: 2005.
New supermarkets in the area can reduce business for smaller shops. Pollution and congestion would be significantly less if consumers frequented their local shops, rather than travelling long distances to out-of-town shopping centres.
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