Shops can change the world
Arthur Potts Dawson’s idea was so unexpected he had a TV show made about it. He created The People's Supermarket, a supermarket that is staffed by local residents (members) which keeps costs low and prices affordable. This revolutionary cooperative approach has ethics at its core and also fosters community and builds strong mutually supportive relationships with local producers.
Four years on, the supermarket is thriving and demonstrates that we don’t have to accept chain stores and mass-market products that in many cases come with big environmental and social costs. There are other ways of doing business and feeding our families that can have a whole range of significant positive impacts around the store and out in the fields.