Scoop and Scales is an environmental cooperative that opened a refill shop in Macclesfield in October 2020. As we grow, we hope that this space will be a hub for environmental activity in the town. We welcome everyone to our shop. 

 

 

About the Shop

Where: The Old Sunday School (Heritage Centre), Roe Street, SK11 6UT. Access via the Exchange Street car park (next to B&M) or step free access via Roe Street (the Cinemac doors)

Opening times:  Mon (10-4), Wed (10-4), Thurs (10-7), Fri (10-4), Sat (10-4), Treacle Sunday (10-2)

Online shop: We have an online shop for browsing and online ordering. We deliver by electric cargo bike via our partners at Elov

What we sell: Our shop has over 300 products, including fruit and veg boxes, pulses grains and pasta, cleaning products, breakfast cereals, fresh organic fruit and veg, nuts fruits and seeds, herbs and spices, tinned goods, lots of sweet treats, baking essentials, and much more!

How does it work? Shopping with us is easy! Find out how zero waste shopping works here.

 

How we run

Members

Scoop and Scales is a cooperative with over 600 members. Our members have a vote in key decisions at our members meetings, which gives everyone a stake and say in the operation and development of our cooperative. We aim to be open and inclusive, recognising the different abilities of our members as a strength that we can use to give us a broad perspective and improve how we operate. Members also get a 5% discount on most items in the shop.

You can find out more join as a member and sign up to our mailing list here.

 

The Team

  • We have a dedicated group of directors on the committee (all volunteers) who work hard behind the scenes to run the admin, financial, research and marketing sides of our operation.
  • In addition, we have an excellent group of shop managers (Anna, Olivia, Helen, Josh, Sarah and Hana) who look after the day to day running of our shop, a bookkeeper, a financial controller, and a cleaner. 
  • We also rely on assistance from our band of volunteers, who give many hours each month to help us.

Meet the team

Our aims

Reduce food waste and single use packaging
– We buy in bulk to reduce packaging
– Our customers refill their own containers (over 25,000 in 2023!)
– You can buy exactly how much you need, allowing people to try new foods and reduce food waste

 

A shop where people can buy ethically sourced products that reduce our environmental impact
– All our fruit and veg is organic, and we have many organic refill items
– We sell a range to support people to eat more vegetarian and vegan meals

 

Help people live greener, happier lives
– We provide information and links to other local and national green groups
– putting on a varied series of events.
– We have recently opened the Green Room, an eco hub and events space next to the shop. It is available for hire for a variety of events, and if you are a green group, you can use the room for FREE!

 

We believe in Profit for Purpose
– This means we aim to be financially sustainable and generate a small surplus, a proportion of which we re-invest in the local area to support projects and organisations.

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