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This Social Supermarket Decreases Food Prices by 70 Per Cent

 - Dec 18, 2013
References: theguardian & psfk
Britain has launched its first social supermarket 'the Community Shop.' It's a branch of the nation's largest commercial re-distributor of extra foods, Company Shop. The Community Shop has been created in light of the recent economic downturn in Europe where people have been struggling to find employment and a means to live. The supermarket offers people a chance to buy food products that are 70% cheaper than normal prices you find in other supermarkets.

There's nothing wrong with the food; it's not expired, however, there are minor packaging flaws or foods that are near its expiration date. Ultimately, the system involves selling residual products or incorrect labeling to surplus food companies with a social need.

Grocers who shop at the Community Shop will get access to significantly cheaper food and get the chance to participate in social programs such as cooking classes, home budgeting and debt advice.