Banksy and his Tesco petrol bomb

Rosie Baker is Marketing Week’s specialist on sustainability and retail.


Banksy is getting in on the action following the petrol bomb riots that erupted when Tesco opened a new store in his home town of Bristol last week.

The famed graffiti artist has lampooned Tesco in his latest piece, depicting a petrol bomb in the well known branding style of Tesco’s value range.

I imagine Tesco is fuming at the way it’s branding has been used behind the scenes but is taking the high road and not getting into a fight about it.

If you’re interested, the £5 posters are available at Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday, 7 May.

In wholly anti-anarchist style, the Bookfair Collective, which organises the event is discussing queue management for the event on its blog.

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