New super cheap supermarket OOPS! opens in the UK – here’s what £30 will buy
A brand new supermarket opened in December for people who want to shop, but have a tiny budget.
Retailer OOPS! flung open its doors in Merseyside and hopes to reduce food waste by stocking items that would usually go to landfill.
The foods are still totally safe to eat and in date, but my have been spare due to over production, packaging issues or being the wrong shape or colour.
OOPS! will sell a range of frozen and fresh items, store cupboard essentials and even cleaning products.
The shop buys clearance goods from big manufacturers and repackages them at the Liverpool base.
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And, OOPS! is planning on expanding to 30 stores around the North West over the next years.
There is already an additional store in St Helens and one in Preston, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The retailer is targeting low-income areas so that those in need are able to access the sites.
A spokesperson from OOPS! said: "Frozen food is a great way to not only save money but reduce waste within the home too.
“Food can be divided up and used only when needed which means nothing goes to waste."
The spokesperson added: “The shelf-life on frozen food is a lot longer than fresh produce, making it a great back-up when there's nothing in your cupboards.
"Our frozen products come in huge bags of around 1kg, meaning it's easy to feed the family for much less than you'd spend at a traditional supermarket.
"We bring a new focus to the food industry by selling surplus food that would otherwise go to landfill when it is still perfectly edible.
“Food might become surplus for simple reasons such as over-production, retailer and food service delists, labelling or packaging errors, underweights, goods having slight imperfections or a short shelf-life."
They continued: "We aim to highlight that there is another option for manufacturers and retailers alike when it comes to excess stock and hope to change the mindset of a nation who are so quick to throw out perfectly good food."
"All of these factors contribute to the increasing food waste statistics – 1.9 million tonnes being wasted by the food industry every year and of that, 250,000 tonnes are still edible which equates to nine meals for every child living in poverty in the UK."
The supermarket believes that an average family could slash their weekly shop by a third in costs by choosing to shop at OOPS!
There are huge bags of food including 2kg of frozen chips for £1.50, frozen pizza for 79p and tin foil or bin liners from 49.
Here's what a £30 shop at the store could get you:
- Boneless Crispy Duck with Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce 500g £3
- Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings 1kg £1.75
- 1.5kg Crispy Chicken Fillets £ 2.50
- 70 Large Battered Chicken Nuggets 1.5kg £2.50
- 25 Meatballs 908g £1.75
- 16 Cumberland Sausages 908g £2
- 4 Quarter Pounders £0.89
- 5 Unsmoked Bacon Rashers 69p
- 5 Smoked Bacon Rashers 69p
- 15 Mozzarella Sticks with Sweet Chilli Sauce £1.75
- 2kg French Fries Chips £1.50
- 180g Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese £1
- 2kg Superior White Potatoes 59p
- 2lb Country Mix (broccoli, carrot, cauliflower) £1
- 500g Red Grapes £1
- 7 Pink Lady Apples £1
- 15 Fresh Eggs £1
- Pepsi Max 1.5l £1
- Vimto £1
- 15 Milk Chocolate Jumbo Mallows £1
- Lyons 7pk Mint Viscount 50p
- 2L Semi Skimmed Milk 89p
- Roberts Medium Soft White Loaf 89p
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