In Stokes Croft, Bristol – a melting pot of social diversity – local people opposed the development of a new Tesco store in their community (and sadly lost the battle), but the seeds of a ‘people’s supermarket’ were sown.

Thirty core team volunteers were recruited and are now exploring how to best unleash the creative genius of the community. “Supermarkets cut every possible social and environmental corner in order to sell food cheaply. This makes it virtually impossible for ethical retailers to compete,” said founder member Claire Milne, “but we are determined to sell locally sourced, sustainable ...


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