COMPANY Shop Group has revealed its members across all stores have saved £64 million on their food bills.

The Dudley supermarket at Castle Mill on Birmingham New Road opened in March and offers high quality low cost food to all its members.

Alongside the massive savings for members, the Group has announced that it has handled and redistributed a huge number of surplus food and products within stores, surging beyond 80 million items in the last year alone.

All the food and products sold within store are in date and good to eat but are deemed ‘surplus’ for a variety of reasons – be it wonky labelling, seasonal packaging or overstock.

By redistributing this stock and saving it from unnecessarily going to waste, Company Shop sells the items at half the normal retail price.

Kevin Duffy, store manager at Company Shop Dudley, said: “At Company Shop Dudley, our members not only have access to high-quality, low-cost products from big name brands, but by shopping in store they are helping to make a difference to families and communities across the UK, alongside doing their bit for the environment.

“It has been an extraordinary year and we are incredibly proud of our membership base, which is made up of almost all key worker categories, who have done a tremendous job on the front-line.

"We want to do all we can to ensure as many eligible people sign up for membership so that they can benefit from our offer.

"I would encourage anyone eligible to go to our website and sign up now so that they can start saving on their shopping and stretch their family budgets.”

Steph McGinty, managing director of Company Shop Group, said: “We are really pleased to be celebrating another year where Company Shop Group has generated positive and long-term benefits for our industry, our people and our planet.

"This includes providing thousands of local people across Dudley and beyond with access to great products at even better prices.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our brilliant members, colleagues, and industry partners who all play an important role in ensuring we can reduce unnecessary waste, provide great food and products in store, and support our communities.”

Membership to Company Shop is open to those working in the NHS, care and emergency services, social care, prison services, British Armed Forces and FMCG supply chain.

During the pandemic, Company Shop has extended its membership to temporarily include almost all key workers, including those working in schools and for the council, as well as permanently for those on means-tested benefits.