An unusual supermarket has appeared in Brussels recently. It is a cooperative shop whose members are neighbors living in the same area. They themselves decide what products to buy and then sell them with a minimum mark-up. It’s also these same people who take turns working as cashiers, packers, and deliverers.
Apegeo was inspired by this idea and invites you to learn about this principle of business.
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The shop is called BEES Coop. It was created to prove that people can choose the products and goods they want to consume by themselves without paying extra money for it. Its founders created a new model of trading and leading business where any participant can become an owner, a seller, and a buyer.
They called this model the “cooperative and participative” model.
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Any person who subscribes to this market becomes a co-operator who will take part in making common decisions, maintenance, and solving other important tasks.
Moreover, any person who becomes a co-operator commits themselves to 3 hours or more of work in this store weekly. This model helps to reduce the costs for labor and, therefore, keeps the price of goods at a low level.
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Co-operators choose any convenient time for them to help the supermarket stay running. If today you came to the market as a client to grab some greenery, tomorrow you might become a cashier or the one who packs that greenery for other clients.
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The main benefit that a person gets from this system is becoming a client of the supermarket. It is open only to co-operators and provides high-quality products at a low price.
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Some call it ugly veggie, I call it real food! We've been tricked all these years to food standard that's not total reality. It's more a total disconnection from the perfect imperfection of nature. I feel like most people take for granted what they buy at the supermarket without ever asking themselves "where does it come from?" Don't eat it because it looks good, eat it because it's tasty, local, without chemicals, that's the real deal! And by the way, perfectly shaped carrots in plastic bags are the worst scam ever, but if you like to – pay more – eat veggies that have been soaked in chlorine – produce plastic and carrot waste for nothing, be my guest! According to @natgeo there's one third of the #food worldwide production that goes to #waste, and it could feed two million people. Carrot taken at the amazing #beescoop #supermarket in #brussels #carrots #plant #noplastic #uglyfruitandveg #ugly #nature #nationalgeographic #perfectimperfection #sustainablecitieschaser