Food and household goods ‘redistributor’ creates 50 jobs in St Helens in new superstore

Company Shop offers discounts of up to 70% on a range of branded products and items sourced from the UK’s food supply chain, that may otherwise have gone to waste and is being backed by Lloyds Bank

Company Shop is creating 50 jobs at a new superstore in St Helens

 

A redistributor of surplus food and household products is to open a new superstore in St Helens and create 50 jobs.

Company Shop’s new 10,000 sq ft store in Sutton Fold will be opening its doors in January 2018 and will be the organisation’s fifth outlet to open in the country. Lloyds Bank has backed the project with a £900,000 finance package.

The new store, located on Lancots Lane Industrial Estate, will see Company Shop expand its redistribution network across the wider Liverpool city region, servicing the North West and North Wales.

The superstore will operate on a membership basis, with eligible customers including employees from the food manufacturing industry, alongside those working in the emergency services and NHS.

Members will be able to benefit from discounts of up to 70% on a range of branded products and items sourced from the UK’s food supply chain, that may otherwise have gone to waste.

Company Shop is based in Tankersley, South Yorkshire and has been in operation for more than 40 years.

With the help of its social enterprise, Community Shop, the Group works with leading retailers, manufactures and brands across the United Kingdom to stop more than 50m items of good food and household products from going to waste each year.

John Marren, founder and chairman of the firm, said: “The opening of our new Company Shop store in St Helens is a key part of our plans to further expand our successful model in the Liverpool city region and beyond.

“We have big ambitions to continue to expand on a national scale and stop even more good food from going to waste.”

Mark Butterworth, relationship director at Lloyds Bank, added: “Company Shop plays an indispensable role in reducing the amount of waste in Britain’s food and household goods supply network.”

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