Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

A new independent supermarket standing up for how it should be

The final event of our school’s ‘Employabilty November’ took place last night (ok, just into December!). A really stimulating and interesting talk and Q & A with the founders of hiSbe supermarket.

The Anslow sisters (Amy & Ruth) outlined the ethical and sustainable stance of the social enterprise, how they came to the point in their careers where this felt the right step – and the right place – to set up an alternative model of supermarkets.
They stressed the importance of local sourcing food, paying suppliers well, involving the community and giving customers reassurance about the origins and quality of their produce. A sense of ‘social value’ above all else.

Social media played a big part in the establishment and growth of the store, with large amounts raised by crowd funding and networking with interested parties and individuals.

This weekend is their 1st anniversary, go along to the shop and see the link below to see how you can support them and help them in their vision to develop the hiSbe chain and brand, as a viable option to the large supermarket chains.

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Stuart Bullen • December 3, 2014

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