The People’s Supermarket is a bold new venture which allows a community to come together and take charge of the food they buy and eat. The brainchild of celebrity chef Arthur Potts-Dawson and ex-Marks & Spencer executive Kate Wickes-Bull, The People’s Supermarket aims to provide a new model for food shopping in Britain.
In an attempt to break the stranglehold of the big UK supermarkets, this community interest company is putting up a good fight. It boasts a remarkably simple concept: anyone can shop in the store, but full membership (exchanged for a one-off £25 payment and four hours per month working in the store) will grant you a 10% discount and a say in how the shop is run. All the profits go back into the business and new jobs are created for the locals.
You’ll find responsibly sourced, supermarket fare ranging from the best cheese selection to the freshest, locally produced produce which is both cheap and airfreight free. And to round off their brilliant ways they’ve even installed The People’s Kitchen which aims to reduce the supermarket’s waste by using food that has reached their sell-by date or are past their best.
THE PEOPLE’S SUPERMARKET MISSION STATEMENT
“Our vision is to create a commercially sustainable, social enterprise that achieves its growth and targets whilst operating within values based on community development and cohesion. Our intent is to offer an alternative food buying network, by connecting an urban community with the local farming community.”
At The People’s Supermarket we like to do things a little differently. We are a sustainable community interest company that believes in the high quality and attainability of local produce, even in the heart of London!
We seek to create a supermarket that challenges the status quo and champions the needs of the local community by offering high quality, healthy food at reasonable prices.
Most of all, we believe in:
♥ Sourcing Our Produce Responsibly ♥
♥ Being Kind to Our Environment ♥
♥ Taking Care of Our Community ♥
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