It started with surplus. That was our first big leap forward. Where others saw waste, we saw opportunities: commercial, environmental and social too.
In the 40 years since, we’ve reframed how business thinks about surplus, we’ve helped pioneer the circular economy and we’ve won the confidence of the biggest retailers, manufacturers and brands in the country.
Through our Company Shop stores we’ve created a new kind of supermarket and founded a new breed of social enterprise in Community Shop. Handling over 70 million items in 2018 alone, we’re now the largest redistributor of food and household products in the UK with a fantastic story to tell and an amazing array of advocates to be proud of.
But we’re always looking forward. As long as there are problems to be solved, there’s potential to be tapped.