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Source: Company Shop Group

The surplus food retailer will operate 15 shops by the end of the year

Company Shop is set to open a new superstore in South Yardley in December.

The new Midlands site will be the group’s fourth new store this year and will see its estate grow to 15 across England and Scotland.

The surplus food retailer has also opened a second distribution centre this year in order to “better handle” the increasing volumes of goods.

The South Yardley superstore will provide 40 new jobs.

Company Shop redistributed 80 million items last year, saving 28,000 tonnes of food and enabling £20m to be paid back to its industry partners.

“As Company Shop Group’s network rapidly expands, we continue to provide an unparalleled surplus redistribution solution for the industry,” said Company Shop Group MD Steph McGinty. “With discussions in Glasgow ongoing at COP26, we need to be continually encouraging more creative solutions to the biggest climate-related issues we all face, and food waste should be at the top of that list.

“With more Company Shop and Community Shop stores in the immediate pipeline, and ongoing challenges and opportunities that are waiting to be overcome and unlocked for our industry partners, we are looking forward to continuing to provide innovative surplus solutions whilst delivering great food and products to even more individuals and families.”

“The last year alone has seen us work with more retail, manufacturing, hospitality and foodservice partners than ever before, and we are continuing to work closely with our partners to advance our capabilities and provide pioneering solutions. As well as supporting other businesses, we have always been so proud of the ways in which Company and Community Shop stores inspire and empower the local communities in which they operate, so we are extremely pleased to have expanded in such a positive and sustained way.”