A UNIQUE Romsey shop, offering smaller portions, was recently opened by the Mayor of Romsey. 

Singles Supermarket, at Dukes Mill next to the bus station, was launched by Cllr John Ray in September.

The shop is the brainchild of Karen Thorn, who noticed that she was throwing away a lot of food. Singles Supermarket sells everyday items in smaller portions, to reduce waste.

Karen said: “The general idea is to be able to shop like the old days, where you'd go to your local grocery store and buy just what you needed in the smaller portions. This enables you to save on food waste and in turn, saving your pennies too. Kinder to the environment and kinder to your purse. 

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“From literally being able to buy one biscuit, or mixing them rather than having a whole packet of the same. Tins, jars, frozen and meat can all be brought in the smaller portions along with so much more.

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“Baking goods have become quite popular, especially for the children having food tech at school

“I have just started with lunches of sausage, bacon, ham or cheese baps. Pies, sausage rolls and pasties are cooked to order at present. All available in vegetarian, vegan or gluten free. A beverage of plain teas and coffee are also available here.”

Karen added: “The shop is going great, with lots of positive feedback and suggestions of things to add. For example, for the kid's food tech, mums wanted to be able to just get smaller portions of the baking goods, which is something I would never have thought of. I get a lot of requests for cleaning and toiletry items which I will also start doing soon.”

For more details, visit singlessupermarket.com.