The People’s Supermarket

I watched a documentary on TV last week called “The People’s Supermarket”. The documentary was based on a new type of supermarket based on connecting the community, reducing food wastage and providing an alternative way of food buying rather than going to big chain supermarkets. The People’s Supermarket is based in London and the documentary followed the challenges and successes in starting The People’s Supermarket.

The mission of The People’s Supermarket, as quoted on their website is:

“Our vision is to create a commercially sustainable, social enterprise that achieves its growth and profitably 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”.  

I watched the first part of the four part series. What I found interesting was the amount of food that supermarkets throw out. The food wastage could have fed thousands, if not more. Although my last post was on why I like shopping at Farmer’s markets, I would prefer to shop at this type of supermarket than big chain supermarkets!

So when is it on? It’s on Australian television on Thursday nights at 8:30pm on the ABC1 for the next three weeks!

You can find out more about The People’s Supermarket on their website by clicking the link below:

The People’s Supermarket 

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Suzanne is the owner of Food, Mood and Attitude. Suzanne is passionate about sharing healthy messages about how we relate to food and our bodies. Life is too short too worry about big bums and diets that don't work.

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8 thoughts on “The People’s Supermarket”

  1. ooh, i watched that too, and was also shocked at the waste. The Australian supermarkets lock all their bins, so bin picking like they did on the show and like they do in America just can’t happen here.
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  2. Hello – The People’s Supermarket Press Office here, we are glad your enjoying The People’s Supermarket and is been shown in Australia. In 2012 we are aiming to open 5 more People’s Supermarkets in the UK. If you like what we do and want to know mre just follow up on twitter and facebook.

    1. Congratulations on The People’s Supermarkets success! I’m glad to hear that The People’s Supermarket is gathering support and expanding. I wish the same could occur hear in Australia. Will be following on Facebook to read more!

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