Social

The social benefit

Company Shop puts social, environmental and economic considerations at the heart of everything we do. 

Every day at Company Shop our members, often low-income factory workers, get access to good food at great prices.

In 2013 we also launched the UK’s first social supermarket, Community Shop. Community Shop is a social enterprise providing low cost surplus food to working people living in areas of specified social deprivation and in receipt of income support. But Community Shop is about more than just food. As well as getting access to low cost groceries, members are also enrolled on tailored, personal development programmes.  Here, we work closely with more than twenty local partners to provide free professional mentoring, budgeting and debt advice, employability training and cookery classes. 

After just one year the impact has been transformative.  Find out more about our social enterprise, Community Shop, here