Company Shop Group is the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus food and household products. Through its two divisions – Company Shop, its retail operation, and award-winning social enterprise, Community Shop – it is at the forefront of the sustainability agenda.
Company Shop is a network of 14 member-only supermarkets across England and Scotland. Members enjoy high quality food and household products at deeply discounted prices and help stop perfectly good surplus products from going to waste. Membership is free and open to people working in the FMCG supply chain, most key workers and those working for charities.
Community Shop is the UK’s first social supermarket chain, with a network of 10 stores based within some of the UK’s most deprived communities. Powered by surplus products, it provides vital access to high-quality, low-cost products and wrap-around support through life-changing personal development programmes that deliver real change for individuals and communities.
In 2021 alone, Company Shop Group:
- Handled more than 98 million units of surplus food and household products. This includes 8.6m non-food items
- Saved 34,590 tonnes of surplus from going to waste
- Paid £32.9m back to the industry in return for its surplus, taking the total to £165m in the last 10 years
- Saved members across the Group a collective £80 million on their shopping
Through Community Shop it helped it supported over 20,000 households and redistributed the equivalent of 2.95m meals.
Company Shop Group is part of Biffa plc.