London gets social supermarket

London gets social supermarket

A Community Shop store has opened in London, after a successful trial in Goldthorpe (South Yorkshire). Community Shop offers low prices, but for members only.

Only for the lowest incomes

A Community Shop store will have some 750 members, who all have to live near the store. It will cater to people who have to get income support and will sell surpluses from other large brands, like Marks & Spencer, Asda, Tesco and Nestlé. Prices are up to 70 % lower.

 

Community Shop's London opening got the support from London mayor Boris Johnson among others, as it combats food waste. The chain plans to open another 20 stores in the United Kingdom.

 

"Community Shop is tackling the problem of surplus food while giving it real social purpose. Not only do we offer high-quality, low-cost food to people experiencing tough times, but we provide them with the chance to take up support services because they are motivated to do better", John Marren (chairman of Company Shop Group, Community Shop's parent company) told British paper The Guardian.

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