HISBE Food CIC

Where:

Brighton, England.

What they are most proud of: 

We are proud to be bucking supermarket convention!

Their model:

The HISBE pilot store has shown that there is an alternative model to the way big supermarkets do business, that is better for people and community. In our first five years of trading, £6 million went through our tills and we are proud to have passed £4.1 million of that on to our suppliers. We are proud to have kept more than half of the £6 million in Brighton’s economy by spending more on staff wages and prioritising local suppliers and services.

HISBE Food is a new type of supermarket, built and run on a purpose-led social enterprise business model, for the benefit of local people, local economy and local community.

HISBE offers the same range and product categories that customers would find in a traditional supermarket, selling food that everyone can recognise, although not the big brands that people are most familiar with. Instead we work with small values-led suppliers and focus on making good, fair, sustainable food more accessible and affordable for people.

What we love about them:

The way this enterprise sits at the heart of a community.

Find out more: www.hisbe.co.uk

5 days ago
Thank you to #localartist @connie_noble for designing our A-Board, to advertise our new opening times at the #Brighton store 🎨👏🎨

From Mon 2nd August we’ll be open from 9am to 7pm every day of the week 9️⃣-7️⃣

#localbusiness #shoplocal #shopsmall #lovelocal #independentbusiness https://t.co/mymZg0kw4J
2 weeks ago
Let’s MOVE FOR CHANGE, with @BrightonHoveCC and @BetterPoints Sign up to earn #betterpoints when you travel by foot, bike or public transport. Spend points locally at shops like HISBE or donate them to local charities https://t.co/pZQbQQPqpQ #Brighton #Hove #shoplocal #shopsmall
2 weeks ago
We are very happy to announce that from Monday 2nd August our #Brighton store will be opening earlier and staying open longer. Everyday 9-7! Thank you all for the continued support during these strange times.

#local #fair #sustainable #HISBE #localbusiness #shoplocal #shopsmall https://t.co/GYer2Udb3C
2 weeks ago
We’re so proud to hold the Social Enterprise Mark 💙💛💙 #SE_Mark @SE_Mark #socent #bizforgood https://t.co/6w8Tcv3SGW
Social Enterprise Mark CIC @SE_Mark
Congratulations to @HISBE_Food on meeting externally assessed #SocEnt accreditation criteria & renewing their #SE_Mark for the 6th year, as an independently accredited social enterprise!
#standards #accreditation #socialenterprise
https://t.co/hTtBaJVxSd https://t.co/FHFHd2PBAc
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