Social Supermarkets

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your answer (2014/0415) in which you said social supermarkets will be opening later this year. Can you provide more details about the timescale and where these pilots will be located?


Answer for Social Supermarkets

Answer for Social Supermarkets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Discussions are underway with a number of London boroughs about where the first social supermarket (to be known as community shops) in London will be located. I understand that the first one will open this spring, with more to follow later in the year, once appropriate premises have been secured.

I fully support this programme which will help many Londoners to access affordable food and provide them with a wide range of support services tailored to their individual needs.