Owned and managed by its members, The People’s Supermarket in London’s Lambs Conduit Street aims to cut retail waste almost completely by using produce, property and people’s time in super-efficient ways.
Set up by forward-thinking chef, Arthur Potts Dawson, The People’s Supermarket is a co-operative that plans to help families and local low-income groups by rewarding members with a discount on their shopping. In return, members pay a £25 annual membership fee and work in the shop for four hours every month.
It has all the brands you’d expect to see in any supermarket but there’ll also be an alternative choice of healthy, locally sourced and cheaper products, discounted by membership fees and lower staff overheads. To further support the community’s well-being, the building’s lower levels are being transformed into a nursery with extra spaces for training, cookery and other activities.