‘Social’ Supermarket to sell surplus food for 70% cheaper than retail
The first full-scale “social supermarket” is to launch in the UK today ahead of a national expansion.
Community Shop will open in Lambeth.
It will sell surplus food and and drink at an estimated 70 per cent less than usual high street prices. Surplus food and drink available to buy will come from Marks & Spencer, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-Operative, Ocado, Innocent, Nestlé and Müller.
These retailers are partners with surplus stock distributor Company Shop, who are behind the project.
The supermarket will sell to its members, who will all live locally and on income support.
Amazon price glitch sells goods for 1p
A software glitch on Amazon meant shoppers picked up goods for just 1p.
Clothes, toys and even mattresses were sold after third-party RepricerExpress faultily repriced items online for an hour on Friday between 7pm and 8pm.
Amazon said “the vast majority” of orders placed were cancelled before they were sent out.
Retailers on the site are claiming losses of thousands of pounds. Some have announced they risk facing bankruptcy.
Gay Bull arrives in Norfolk
A gay bull who faced the abattoir because he preferred mating with other bulls rather than cows has been saved and given a new home.
Benjy arrived at Norfolk’s Hillside Animal Sanctuary after a campaign backed by Sam Simon, who co-created the Simpsons. He has reportedly already struck up a romance with a one-year-old bullock called Alex.