The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Company Shop Group have joined forces in a new sustainability partnership. Through digital resources and events we’ll help to educate, inspire and support the retail industry to reduce food and product waste. 

With a heritage spanning five decades, Company Shop Group has long been at the forefront of the retail industry’s sustainability agenda and is a natural partner for the BRC who is helping to lead the industry towards a greener, more sustainable retail economy. 

The partnership comes at a critical time, during a third national lockdown which will create ongoing high levels of volatility within the supply chain as a result of retail and hospitality closures, likely leading to an additional increase in surplus stock. 

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: This new partnership creates a powerful collaboration supporting the industry to embed more sustainable practices across its supply chains as we look at how we might recover from the coronavirus crisis”. 

Minimise waste and extract maximum value
By purchasing surplus stock from the FMCG supply chain and redistributing it across its network of 17 membership-only stores at heavily discounted prices, Company Shop Group provides ready-made solutions to help retailers minimise unnecessary waste, extract maximum value from surplus stock and ensure all products reach the end consumer, as intended. 

This latest partnership between the BRC and Company Shop Group reflects both parties’ long-standing relationship and is another step on the road towards building a more sustainable retail industry. 

Jane Marren, Managing Director of Company Shop Group, commented: We have long worked closely with the British Retail Consortium and its members to help tackle unnecessary waste and to champion sustainable business practices which protect the environment, support businesses stability and maximise positive social impact". 

More information
We will be releasing a suite of digital assets and events for retailers over the coming months. Keep an eye on our news page and CSR Community Hub for the latest resources that can help you and your business.

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