Preventing waste. Tapping potential

It started with surplus. That was our first big leap forward. Where others saw waste, we saw opportunities: commercial, environmental and social too.

In five decades since, we’ve reframed how business thinks about surplus, we’ve helped pioneer the circular economy and we’ve won the confidence of the biggest retailers, manufacturers, food service and logistics providers in the country.

Through our Company Shop stores we’ve created a new kind of supermarket and founded a new breed of social enterprise in Community Shop. Handling over 70 million items in 2018 alone, we’re now the largest commercial redistributor of food and household products in the UK with an award-winning story to tell and an amazing array of advocates to be proud of.

But we’re always looking forward. As long as there are problems to be solved, there’s potential to be tapped.