Tesco Malaysia has recently been awarded Best Hypermarket or something like that. Supermarkets and hypermarkets here have in a big way affected the small sundry shops run on single or two shoplots.
Many like me prefer to shop in supermarkets and hypermarkets for several reasons, a couple of which are, the wide variety of items and turnover being higher, items are more fresh. The one single issue that bugs me shopping in a bigger concern is the queue at checkout counters. That is why I normally pay an hour or so before closing time so as to avoid the queue. God forbid should there be a power failure. Their barcode scanners and cash registers won't work.