How social supermarkets are filling a gap in austerity Britain

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Abstract

Social supermarkets have emerged in Britain in the past five years as a response to food poverty and food waste. These non-charitable initiatives sell food “surplus” to people on low incomes at heavily discounted prices, and provide social support.

In new research, my colleague and I have mapped the growth of social supermarkets and found that while they help support people who are struggling, they do little to challenge the inequalities in the food system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2018

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Keywords

  • Social Supermarkets
  • austerity
  • food surplus

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How social supermarkets are filling a gap in austerity Britain. Saxena, Lopamudra Patnaik (Author). 2018.

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

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