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Brews and Stews at TPS This Friday!

Hello TPS Supporter!

Come and join us this Friday, February 3rd, 9pm-11pm for TPS Beer Night. Tickets are £7 in advance and £10 at the door and include two locally brewed beers and a hearty bowl of stew. Space is limited so buy your tickets now! When’s the last time you partied in the aisles of a supermarket?

While you’re in the shop of course then you can take advantage of the latest special offers; the new TPS Recipe Calenders which are available for £5 at the till, and a whole new range of organic produce. Special offers this February still include pasta, we also have new Suma wholewheat pasta in and De Cecco is soon to replace Napolina. Don’t forget Members get 20% off when they work 4 hours per month in the shop so join now! If you like the recipes in the calender, you could contribute your own to the conduit – which, when tried and tested, could then be published!

The Kitchen is now taking Catering orders. You can view a sample menu on: http://www.thepeoplessupermarket.org/home/peoples-kitchen/catering/sample-menu/

The Conduit would like to expand the content to include more features….so watch this space! If you have any comments about the Conduit or feedback on how we can make it better drop us an email on conduit@thepeoplessupermarket.org.

Here’s what we have for you in this week’s issue:

Latest News:

  • The Peoples Supermarket in the The Financial Times! 
  • Farewell & Good Luck Amanda
  • Buzzbnk Campaign Ends
  • The People’s Online Shop!
  • 20% Discount for Members!
  • Thank you Bright Lites!

Upcoming Events:

  • New Online Events Calendar
  • TPS Beer Night, 3/2
  • Cocktails in the New Year, 5/2
  • Valentine’s Day, 14/2
  • Pet Care Weekend, 18-19/2
  • Looking Ahead

Around the Shop:

  • Organic Fruit and Veg Now Available!
  • February Special Offers in Store now!
  • Locally Grown Fruit and Vegetables
  • Online Shop

On the Lookout:

  • Vacancy at TPS!

Latest News

The People’s Supermarket in the Financial Times!

Community co-op offers hope to high street‘Community Co-Op offers hope to the high street’ – is the title of the article that appeared in the FT recently written by retail correspondent Claer Barrett.
Neil Saunders, retail analyst at Conlumino, a research agency said he was impressed by the “authenticity and honesty” of the Bloomsbury store, describing the concept as “a village store in an urban setting”. 

You can read the article here (note, you must sign up to FT to read):


The People’s Kitchen Accepting Catering Orders…

The People’s Kitchen, that miraculous corner of the shop floor where food waste is magically turned into food wonder, is now taking Catering orders! You can view a sample menu on: http://www.thepeoplessupermarket.org/home/peoples-kitchen/catering/sample-menu/

Visit The People’s Online Merchandise Shop!

Have you visited our online shop yet? If not go to http://tpsshop.org/Home/products-page/ where you can purchase event tickets, the People’s t-shirts and the People’s Calendar, which is now on sale for only £5!

  Buzzbnk Campaign Ends

Support The People's Supermarket to Crowdfund on Buzzbnk

Sadly we didn’t reach our milestone target with Buzzbnk and therefore the appeal has now closed.  Any monies donated to Buzzbnk will be returned – as per the Buzzbnk terms & conditions.  We would like to thank all those who kindly donated to the appeal and say fear ye not! We are still looking at ways to successfully harness crowd-funding, which has proved very popular in the USA, but hasn’t caught on over here yet. So we are sure to find another way for you to pledge your support to our appeal to improve our facilities and cater for increasing demand on our kitchen. Huge thanks to Johnathan who worked tirelessly on the campaign.  To all – watch this space… 


Farewell & Good Luck Amanda

Many of you will know Amanda Galliano our product buyer – she has been with TPS from the very start.  Amanda will be leaving us at the end of the week to take up an exciting role as interim MD for an ethical food company… though she has promised to come back on her member shifts, so you may well see her sooner than you thought!  We wish Amanda all the very best in her new role & thank her for all she has done to help make TPS what it is today.

The new product/supply team is lead by Andy Leach – Commercial Manager, assisted by Craig Jobbins (NISA/Marigold/Booker) & Mari Dumbaugh (Various suppliers). The email address is products@thepeoplessupermarket.org

Double Discount for MembersBecome a Member and Get a 20% Discount!

A new year, a new you! Why not start this year by making a difference and become a member of The People’s Supermarket. Not only will your support benefit us greatly but as a member who works regular 4-hour shift, you also receive 20% off on your shopping! How’s that to get through the month! 🙂  If you’re not a member yet, this couldn’t be a better time to become one. Email membership@thepeoplessupermarket.org to inquire!

Thank You Bright Lights!
The People’s Supermarket would like to say a “ BIG THANK YOU “ to Screen Wizard, for their wonderful donation of our two new LED Advertising Screens which can be found in window of the store. Please show your thanks and support by viewing their website and other exciting new products via this link: http://www.screenwizzard.co.uk

Upcoming Events

New Events Calendar
Now, TPS members and supporters can look for upcoming events right on the TPS website. Be sure to have a look at the new calendar!

TPS Beer Night on Friday, Feb 3rd, 9pm-11pm!
There’s lots of excitment brewing at TPS as we gear up for the next TPS Beer Night on Friday, February 3rd, 9pm-11pm! The night will feature beers from local breweries – Redchurch Brewery, Meantime, Fuller’s, Sambrook’s and Brodie’s – and beer stew made on the premises by our very own John Batho (The People’s Kitchen). Join us for another great party in the aisles.
Tickets are £7 in advance and £10 at the door. Each ticket includes 2 bottled beers (or bottle of other non-alcoholic beverage)and a hearty bowl of John Batho’s stew (vegetarian or meat).  Space is limited so buy your tickets now! See you all there!

Cocktails in the New Year! – Sun 5th Feb, 4pm, TPS

This one off course on mixing cocktails is now fully booked, but for those who wish to reserve a place in case of last-minute cancellations, then email beabatz@gmail.com. Apologies from the Editor to Leslie, for misspelling her name, and unwittingly changing her gender. We hope that she has now recovered from the shock sufficiently to continue with her expert mixing of cocktails.

Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14th Feb, 8am-2pm, TPS
On 14th February, TPS members Giulia and Lara will be back with their homemade cupcakes. From 8am-2pm they will be available to ice your own personal message onto a cake. Check out the photos on the website from last year to give you inspiration, then come and buy your Valentine’s Day gifts at The People’s Supermarket. We have beautiful hand tied bouquets, delicious chocolates and sweets, wonderful hand-carved and painted wooden hearts and lots of other goodies to delight and seduce your Valentine!

Pet Care Weekend, 18th-19th Feb, TPS
We are aiming to make this an educational and entertaining event in which we share best practice which encourages the knowledge of best care for animals. There will be a vet on hand along with advice on micro-chipping, ofcourse no TPS event would be complete without a splash of fun, so the weekend will also feature Derek the Cat, a photo booth for taking pictures of owners and pets to be streamed to Flickr, freebies, samples and prizes!

Six Month Event Plan Overview
TPS is planning to hold several events in the next 6 months to mark the following days, and are looking for help to plan the events listed below. If you are interested in helping to organize any of them, please email office@thepeoplessupermarket.org.


Fri 3rd: Beer Night
Sun 5th: Cocktails in the New Year
Tue 14th: Valentine’s Day
Sat 18-Sun 19: Pet Weekend

Mon 27 Feb-  Sun 11 March: Fairtrade Fortnight
Thu 1: St David’s Day
Thu 8: International Woman’s Day
Sat 17: St Patrick’s Day
Sun 18: Mothering Sunday
Sat 24-Sun 25: Plant Weekend
Fri 6: Good Friday
Mon 9: Easter Monday
Mon 23: St George’s Day
Tue 5: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Day
Sat 9-Sun 10: Portuguese Weekend
Sun 17: Father’s Day
Sat 23-July Sat 7: Co-operative Fortnight

Around the Shop

Organic Fruit and Vegetables Now Available at TPS!
Exciting news for all those who’ve been patiently waiting…and waiting…Starting on Monday January 23rd 2012 the shop began to sell a complete new range of organic produce:
From exquisite Italian grown sun drenched lemons to dusty Devon potatoes and colourful Lancashire Rainbow carrots. Beansprouts, chickpea sprouts, and even brussel sprouts will soon be on your menu! Take a glance on your way in at the neatly packaged fresh herbs, among which sage, rosemary and thyme number just a few, and then on your way out – be sure to get your five-a-day portions from amongst the Swiss chard, Savoy cabbage, and Lancashire leeks. Make a hot-pot with Devon parsnips, large white onions, garlic and Remarka potatoes, and have a go at a mushroom risotto with the beautifully presented mushrooms on display. For those who are keen on beetroot there is the most amazing Lancashire beetroot ever to be seen, limes, fresh oregano and dill for the cordon bleu cooks, oranges for the thirsty, and apples for those who can’t wait to bite into something crisp and healthy! Happy eating and even more happy cooking!

February Special Offers !

During February the Heritage range of pasta will continue to be available. The already successful promotional campaign will be running on with truly unbeatable prices. All the different varieties of pasta in the store that are available will be included such as: lasagne, quillis, twists, shells, macaroni and spaghetti. All priced 79p each, which with 20% memberrship discount translates into a meagre 64p for members (not forgetting that the normal RRP for these products is £1.09 !). They are two for £1.35. So for members on a 20% that’s £1.04 for two (or in plain English just 52 pence each!). If you feel that the pasta may now be coming out of your ears, – then read on…

Buy it then bake it – enough for 6!
In case you don’t know what to do with all the accumulated pasta you will by now be stockpiling in readiness for WWIII, – then try using up some of it in a simple pasta bake that can satisfy your hungry mouth and the appetite of a few friend . Cook up a 500gm bag of pasta (I used the shells) and let them become fairly large and not too crunchy, drain off the water but keep them hot in a colander over the drained water ready for the next stage: Then cook up some mediterranean vegetable mix in a frying pan (try sauteeing red onions, shallots, red or green bell pepper, -and PLENTY of garlic finely chopped-at least 3 or 4 cloves would do, plus I also put in some fine sliced green beans). I also added some chunks of ham that I had lying around, but anything else would also do, e.g. cooked bacon or mushroom, or some kind of vegetarian alternative (make sure it’s cooked first). Put all the ingredients well mixed together into a large casserole dish. Sprinkle a very generous helping of grated cheese: -mature cheddar will do nicely on the top- and put in the oven (10-20 mins max)! At least you can be happy that the pasta will now go straight into your stomach, rather than sitting on the shelf !!!  Happy eating !

We also will have the new Suma wholewheat pasta coming in soon, and also De Cecco will be in to replace Napolina.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit us this month, we still want to entice you with a few offers. Remember active members always qualify for 20% discount !   There’s more offers around the shop, just look out for the distinctive yellow strips on the shelves. Look forward to seeing you!

Locally Grown Fruit and Vegetables

This spring TPS will be bringing you locally grown fruits and vegetables. In March we’ll havers cucumbers, yellow and green peppers and in April there’ll be red peppers, Ramiros and tomatoes including Heritage tomatoes delivered from The Coronation Nursery. TPS will also be stocking chillies, salad potatoes, aubergines, onions, garlic, beetroot and radish to name a few, so keep your eyes peeled instore!

On the Lookout

TPS Vacancy – Part-Time Duty Manager

The Duty Manager role at The People’s Supermarket is a dynamic position. Duty managers are responsible for overseeing all activity on the shop floor as well as managing staff, members and volunteers who may be on shift.  General responsibilities include maintaining the appearance of the shop, coordinating tasks, ensuring that work is completed in a satisfactory manner, and developing a team ethic among staff, members and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as management experience. Retail experience is desirable but not required. More important is an understanding and appreciation for the unique mission of The People’s Supermarket. Applicants should be prepared to work early mornings, late nights and weekends, in accordance with the hours of the shop.  

Rate of Pay: £7.50/hr — Hours: 20-25 per week
To apply, please email your C.V. and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you think it would be a good fit for you as well as TPS to

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