A new low-cost food store has opened for customers in Southampton, bringing 40 new jobs to the area.
Company Shop Southampton says it will provide high-quality, low-cost food and household products, which will help stretch families’ budgets.
Located at Campana House, Hawkeswood Road, the shelves at the new store are stocked with surplus food and household items from top brands such as Marks and Spencer, Nestle and Tesco, and are typically around 50% of normal retail price.
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The opening, which took place on Wednesday 18 August, was attended by the Mayor of Southampton, Cllr Alex Houghton, who cut the ribbon to announce the official opening of the store.
Speaking at the event, Cllr Houghton said: “It was a pleasure to officially open Company Shop Southampton and meet the brilliant team behind.
“I am confident that the store will support a wide range of families in the region by providing high quality, low cost items, as well as creating 40 positions, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have. will have on the community.
“We have all become much more aware of the impact of waste on the environment, so it has been extremely interesting to learn more about how the Group’s innovative model is helping to solve this problem at the source. “
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Commenting on the opening, Steph McGinty, Managing Director of Company Shop Group, said: “We are delighted to have opened the doors of Company Shop Southampton, and we are truly delighted to be able to bring our offering to the product area. at low cost which also help to avoid waste.
“It wouldn’t have been possible without the support we received along the way, for which we are very grateful. This has included industry partners, members, local organizations and the Southampton City Council. It was great to have been joined today by the mayor to mark this momentous occasion.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with everyone and the wider community to help stretch the budgets of local families. We encourage anyone eligible for membership to sign up now to access our offers as quickly as possible.
Along with the creation of 40 new jobs, thousands of local people have already registered as members.
However, with membership being free and for a lifetime once approved, the store encourages as many eligible people to sign up as soon as they can to access the benefits on offer.
Membership is open to many categories of key workers, including those in the NHS, care services, emergency services, the FMCG supply chain, the UK armed forces, prison services and those in receipt of means-tested benefits, as well as to persons employed by charities.
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