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The Company Shop Group


You can enjoy high quality food and household brands at low prices and help the environment at the same time. The Company Shop in Washington prevents good quality surplus stock going to waste by selling it through its member-only superstore. As the stock is surplus Company Shop cannot guarantee specific stock items but what they do sell is often at 70% discount so you can stock up on what they do have available.

Benefit Claimants

The Company shop now accepts families receiving Means Tested benefits, they do not have to join, but can simply pitch up at shop

They are also enabling people to join as temporary members that receive

  • Universal Credit - Income Related
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

Free school meals

If anyone receives Free School Meals Vouchers (from Edenred) these can also now be used in the Company Shop whether you are a Company Shop member or not. The Company Shop are now matching the value of these vouchers so for each £15 FSM voucher the Company Shop will provide a further £15 to double what you can spend in the Company Shop. They will also provide you with £15 worth of shopping - even if you have spent your FSM voucher elsewhere

Proof of FSM entitlement will be required

The Company Shop will also provide £15 worth of shopping for families with children under 5 (that are not otherwise eligible for FSM) providing that you receive means tested benefits. - proof of child benefit, and passport / birth certificate are required

Company Shop store is in Units 1 & 2, Walton Road, Pattinson North Industrial Estate, Washington, NE38 8QA
Tel: 0191 416 8040
Website: https://www.companyshopgroup.co.uk/


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