“Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person. If you don’t have enough of it, you’re out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you’re really missing something.” – Peter Drucker
Social Supermarket was created to connect every-day consumers with social enterprises who sell high quality products that tackle important social and environmental challenges. From handbags made from decommissioned fire hoses, soap made by people with visual impairments or relishes made with wonky fruit and veg, there’s something for everyone.
We are on a journey to become the most comprehensive marketplace for social enterprise products in the UK. To be the first place that people look for products that change the world for the better.
What is a social enterprise?
Social enterprises reinvest the money they make back into their business or the local community. This allows them to tackle social problems, improve people’s life chances, support communities and help the environment whilst also turning a profit.
A social enterprise is a company with social or environmental purpose at its core.
Social enterprises have grown rapidly over the last ten years and have proved to have been more resilient than other small businesses through a stagnant economy. A recent study has shown there are around 80,000 social enterprises in the UK of which retail products represent sixteen percent. This growing movement uses a sustainable business model to stand out from the market and offer something truly unique for the consumer.
As you will find throughout our selection because of the care social enterprises pay to their materials used, employees, supply chain and customers they have created multi award-winning products.
Why the Social Supermarket?
It seems like a day doesn’t go by without a new social or environmental campaign from plastics, worker’s rights to palm oil. We all want to be conscious about how our day to day purchases have an impact on these issues. Social Supermarket has created a growing marketplace of products that help tackle these issues without compromising on quality.
We focus on bringing you the best quality social enterprise products from the market whilst also highlighting the social and environmental story behind these brands. We have a comprehensive selection of products under one roof on our online shop, promoting new and existing social enterprises. You can also find more about some of the stories behind these brands in our blog.
Three reasons to buy from Social Supermarket
Each brand featured on The Social Supermarket has a unique story and a positive impact, without sacrificing quality. We highlight a range of inspiring brands with exceptional stories.
We offer an eclectic range of products, built with quality at their core and a passion to deliver the best for the customer whilst also delivering social and environmental value.
Social enterprises are changing the world, whether it be making handbags from decommissioned fire hoses, tea who employ refugees to chutneys that tackle food wast. They reinvest their profits back into their business and continue to grow faster than mainstream small and medium sized businesses.
If you would like to find out more about our story, please just drop us an email: [email protected]
Jamie, Alex and Matt
Social Supermarket Team