A sustainable supermarket would be a supermarket in which:
- Products sold have a low environmental footprint, including a low carbon footprint
- The operations of the supermarket have a low environmental footprint.
Like regular supermarkets, sustainable supermarkets are a form of grocery store or self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise, organized into departments[verification needed].
Existing Projects[edit | edit source]
The Peoples supermarket (London) Our vision is to create a commercially sustainable, social enterprise that achieves its growth and profitability targets whilst operating within values based on community development and cohesion. Our intent is to offer an alternative food buying network, by connecting an urban community with the local farming community.
Bristol Peoples supermarket A project in development that aims to be A community-owned shop selling healthy local food at affordable prices.
Food waste[edit | edit source]
- The amount of food waste should be minimized. Any food that nonetheless has gone bad, can be converted into biofuel to gain some extra revenue.  Alternatively, it can be composted or processed through a worm farm, or used as food for animals.
- Minimizing food waste offers a financial advantage for any supermarket. Achieving this will take detailed attention to planning, logistics and contingencies.