How community shops are beating big business

The 21st-century co-op shop is surpassing supermarkets on like-for-like sales and providing vital local services, a report finds

How social enterprise saved a shop in Cobham

It might be dwarfed by the giant supermarkets, but for the residents of the Derbyshire village of Grindleford, their new pocket-sized community village shop is already a mammoth success.

“We’re totally thrilled and hugely proud that we’ve finally opened the shop,” says Sarah Battarbee, one of the co-founders, speaking to the Guardian outside the shop that’s squeezed into a tiny room at the side of a church.

Continue reading…


Source: Social Enterprise Blog (The Guardian) | How community shops are beating big business


{*** END ***}

Zeen is a next generation WordPress theme. It’s powerful, beautifully designed and comes with everything you need to engage your visitors and increase conversions.

More Stories
The Digital Workforce Demands the Right PC for the Job