Founded by Arthur Potts Dawson in 2011, The People’s Supermarket is actually inspired by the past where shops where the focus of the local community. But with big name supermarkets becoming dominant since the 1950s, The People’s Supermarket is now aiming to be the shop of the future, offering good healthy food at fair prices to both suppliers and customers. The shop is staffed and run by the local community, with everyone that puts in at least a 4 hours shift every week getting a 20% discount on food. The shop, located on Lamb’s Conduit Street, is now a hub for the local community, where customers can enjoy a local connection and even take part in regular events. A big success since launching, Arthur then came up with The People’s Kitchen, the logical next step whereby fresh food is made from food waste and sold in the shop at a fair price. We love the alternative vision of food retail that The People’s Supermarket offers – perhaps in the future all supermarkets can be vibrant community hubs with a positive impact.