The People's Supermarket: Does anyone on AIL shop here yet?

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All In London
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Posted: Monday the 21st February 2011 at 13:39


The People's Supermarket: Does anyone on AIL shop here yet?

This thread relates to a business featured on All In London

The People's Supermarket

72-78 Lambs Conduit Street Bloomsbury WC1N 3LP


At AIL we've been watching the show with great interest. It's a fantastic idea with such a range of potential positive changes to today's society - buying local, seasonal food, bringing communities together, healthy eating etc.


So, has anyone on AIL been? We've not been in yet but it's on the to-do list.

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Posted: Monday the 21st February 2011 at 18:21


Have no idea what that is!


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Daisy2002
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Posted: Tuesday the 22nd February 2011 at 10:16


No i haven't been there, don't even know where it is.

I watched it the other day & its a good idea although im not sure i'd shop there myself.
Think i'd struggle to buy what i needed every week.
I'd prob use one if there was one near by as i do with the co-op..... for bread, milk & bits & pieces if i needed them before doing our bigger weekly shop at tescos.


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Posted: Tuesday the 22nd February 2011 at 10:20


Just seen you put the address in your post Embarassed Bangin Laughing


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All In London
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Posted: Tuesday the 22nd February 2011 at 13:56


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It's an interesting idea and one that ties up a lot of concerns some poeple have with the way society is moving.

I like it, I think if they spent a bit of money on the shop front and the fixtures and fittings to make it feel more like a big supermarket that would go a long way to convincing more people to shop there.


The TV show has no doubt had a massive impact on the member numbers.

It'll be interesting to see when/if they open more in London.


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Daisy2002
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Posted: Tuesday the 22nd February 2011 at 14:20


If the shop was bigger & local i would have wonder round it to see what it was like. As it is, its too small for our family but i can see how it'd be ok for singles/couples. It would also need to have decent prices.... like co-op who i do find a tad expensive but when you've run out of milk you just buy it cos its either that or go to tescos 15 mins walk away.

I do like the 10% off for people who give up their time to work there, i think thats a great idea.

It was nice also to see them to some freshly cooked food in the shop & giving out the recipes too..... always like to try new recipes.


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Jez the Yank
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Posted: Tuesday the 22nd February 2011 at 21:09


Lambs Conduit Street? Ugh I have bad memories of that street from when I had to register with the police as a resident alien. I had to queue for hours and pay 38 quid so I could get my little green book!

If I was still a student there though I would check it out as I used to have to buy 9p cans of "Safeway Savers" beans when I lived there so that my money supply would not run out during my studies.


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Posted: Wednesday the 23rd February 2011 at 17:33


They really need to work on their branding/signage.. you could easily miss the place when you go past. Really like the idea though and have my fingers and toes crossed that it keeps going and has a significant, postive impact on the UK food-shopping market.


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Posted: Monday the 7th November 2011 at 13:58


Noticed they have a Kids day on 19th November, so they're obviously still going!
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on.php?event=76626


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Posted: Monday the 7th November 2011 at 17:51


Great stuff. Love the idea behind this place.


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Sooz
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Posted: Monday the 27th February 2012 at 14:10


Heard that this place is in imminent danger of closure because it's not able to pay its rates to Camden Council. The People's Supermarket has argued that it is owed £10k indirectly from an employment scheme that Camden Council was part of, and also that it is being charged full business rates despite being not for profit, but the council is not currently budging.

If you want to support them, there are more details and an online petition that you can sign...
http://www.thepeoplessupermarket.org/home/about-2/

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