The People's Supermarket

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The People's Supermarket
Bloomsbury
We’ve followed the slow and steady success of The People’s Supermarket, a carrot-packed co-operative outlet in Bloomsbury. Fighting off Tesco for a site in one of London’s most independently spirited neighbourhoods, The People’s Supermarket is a project close to the heart of celeb chef Arthur Potts-Dawson and ex-Marks & Spencer executive Kate Wickes-Bull. The duo have rallied the local community into buying into the scheme – literally. Although anyone can shop at the store, full membership (which scores you a 10 per cent discount and a say in how the shop is run) will cost you £25 and four hours per month working in the store. What you get is fresh, locally sourced (when possible) supermarket fare, dirt cheap and airfreight free; new jobs for locals; and all profits going back into the business. For its founders, this is the beginning of a retail revolution – but for us, it’s a genuine alternative to the major supermarkets aggressively taking over our streets.
Venue name: The People's Supermarket
Contact:
Address: 72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street
London
WC1N 3LP
Opening hours: Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun (dependent on members)
Transport: Tube: Holborn tube

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Laura

Do my shopping here every week. I love the atmosphere, and the produce including the great value free range meat.