Cheeky shopkeeper faces fight with Sainsbury’s after calling shop Singh’sbury Local

THIS cheeky shopkeeper faces a fight with a supermarket giant — after opening a store called Singh’sbury Local.

The sign unveiled by Mandeep Singh Chatha, 34, has orange lettering, making it look even more like a Sainsbury’s Local.

A cheeky shopkeeper has called his store Singh'sbury Local and may face legal action
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A cheeky shopkeeper has called his store Singh’sbury Local and may face legal action[/caption]

Mr Singh claims: 'It’s a different logo, a different colour, a different company. Its completely different. So why would they ask to change? I don’t want any controversy from them'
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Mr Singh doesn’t understand why Sainsbury’s would ask him to change the logo of his shop[/caption]

Sainsbury’s has previously threatened legal action against similar stunts.

But Mr Chatha, of Wolverhampton, claimed: “My name is Singh and it is on Bushbury Road. That’s where the name has come from. It’s just a coincidence.”

He registered the name of his shop with Companies House.

Mr Singh said: “I have heard nothing from a supermarket which has a similar name, so I see no problem with it. Why would they contact me? It is different.

“It’s a different logo, a different colour, a different company. Its completely different. So why would they ask to change? I don’t want any controversy from them.

“I don’t know what I would do if they ask me to change the name. All I can say is that we are not the same.

“We sell everything. Beer, wine, soft drinks, milk, tobacco, groceries. We are just a regular off-license.

“I think the nearest Sainsbury’s is a couple of miles away so it’s not exactly close and we are certainly not competition.

“I am just a small business owner trying to make a living.”

Mr Chatha’s name choice follows a case in 2017 where businessman Jel Singh Nagra renamed his North Tyneside shop Singhsbury’s.

After Sainsbury’s threatened legal action, he decided to rename the store Morrisinghs – and Morrisons backed the idea.

A Morrisons spokesman said: “Mr Nagra and his customers obviously have good taste so we wish him well.”

Mr Singh claims the name is a coincidence and combined his surname with the road his shop is on — Singh and Bushbury Road — to create 'Singh'sbury Local'
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Mr Singh claims the name is a coincidence and combined his surname with the road his shop is on — Singh and Bushbury Road — to create ‘Singh’sbury Local’[/caption]



 

 

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