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.

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


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