Grocery co-operative, The People’s Supermarket (TPS), has announced it is reviewing plans to support the opening of a store in Cardiff, Wales.
Plans for Siop y Bobl, Welsh for The People’s Shop, are being coordinated by six volunteers from the local community and already have potential members pledging their support.
Rebecca Clark from the Siop y Bobl core team said: “It’s great news The People’s Supermarket is looking to support the opening of a store in Cardiff and make its first mark in Wales.
“We have been hugely inspired by the success of the stores in London and hope to create an independent, people-powered alternative to supermarkets. This project is not just about opening another shop, it’s about creating a community around food, sustainability and happy, healthy living. It is as much about people as it is about food.”
The opening of The People’s Shop in Wales will be supported by the People’s Supermarket Brick by Brick campaign, which will give the public the chance to buy a £1.00 brick to fund future expansion.
The People’s Supermarket is also offering the business community the opportunity to join the campaign, through sponsorship and corporate social responsibility activities.
TPS said it believes the joining of these two communities will deliver a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives and the environment.
Members of the public and supporters of The People’s Supermarket can buy their bricks online at www.thepeoplessupermarket.org
Plans for a Cardiff People’s Supermarket follows hot on the heels of a new site launch for a store in Hackney, East London.
Kate Bull CEO, The People’s Supermarket, said: “The principle of the TPS is it is driven by the people for the people. Having Siop y Bobl in Cardiff would be another example of the fulfilment of a close relationship with the local council, community and traders, which is an important step towards creating stronger, more sustainable cities. We are hoping to work with The Cardiff Siop y Bobl team to bring their plans to fruition in the near future.”