Company Shop Group

Company Shop Group is the UK's leading redistributor of surplus food and household products, working closely with major manufacturers, retailers and brands to unlock the full potential from surplus stock, which may have otherwise gone to waste.

The Group turns problems into solutions: providing a commercial return for stock, whilst generating positive social and environmental benefits, including through its social enterprise Community Shop.

With a heritage spanning five decades, Company Shop Group are the experts in delivering sustainable surplus solutions to the food and drink industry. In 2019 alone, the Group handled more than 75 million items of surplus stock, in turn generating transformative social, economic, and environmental benefits.

Protecting revenues and extracting maximum value

Company Shop Group purchases surplus stock from the FMCG supply chain, providing a commercial return to partners. Given its national scale, infrastructure and technical capabilities, the Group can handle virtually any surplus stock which can either be eaten, worn or used.

The stock is then redistributed across a network of membership-only Company Shop stores at heavily discounted prices. Membership is open to people working in the FMCG supply chain, emergency services and NHS – helping to stretch hard working family budgets.

Delivering transformative social impact

Stock can also be donated by supply chain partners to help power our award-winning social enterprise Community Shop, where members can purchase deeply discounted products. Members of Community Shop stores all live in low income communities and receive some form of welfare support.

Alongside providing food access to those most in need, we deliver life-changing personal development programmes supporting members to live more fulfilling lives, helping to build stronger individuals and more confident communities.

A trusted partner

We deliver significant economic return to the retail and manufacturing industry while generating positive environmental and social impact, particularly in areas of high disadvantage.

Our model has been recognised with two Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development Category; has been named twice by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, has received two UK Social Enterprise Awards and a National Business Award for its social impact and most recently won FDF's Innovation Award.

We are proud to be the trusted partner for thousands of businesses across the food and drink industry. All the major retailers, manufacturers and brands trust us to redistribute their surplus stock, whilst protecting their brands and ensuring integrity.

But don't just take it from us. Hear what they have to say here, in our Corporate Surplus Responsibility report.

More Information

Sally Wake
Commercial Director
Phone: 0800 211 8484
Email: surplus@companyshopgroup.co.uk

Website: www.companyshopgroup.co.uk
Twitter: @Company_Shop
LinkedIn: Company Shop Group


Last reviewed: 01 May 2020