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Sociala matbutiker - Hjälp eller stjälp?: En djupgående analys om förekomsten av matsvinnsbutiker
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Social Supermarkets have become increasingly common around the world. These are food stores that sell food waste at a greatly reduced price to low-income people. The concept makes clear claims of sustainable business and also offers work training for unemployed. In recent years, the store concept has been spread to several new countries, including Sweden. Today, there is only one store in Sweden, located in Stockholm, which is operated by an organization called Stadsmissionen. Unfortunately, the need is massive. Many people are poor and hungry, and the queue is long before store opening. There are now plans for expansion, which is necessary if the demand for cheap food is to be met.

This essay will explore the concept more deeply and the purpose of the thesis is to contribute with knowledge of users' experiences of Social Supermarkets. Finally, politicians from Vänsterpartiet, Kristdemokraterna and Moderaterna were also connected and asked whether the store is suitable or not in contemporary Sweden and future society. The opinions have been drawn apart, ranging from positive views with the store and shame about the situation. Vänsterpartiet sees it as an awful development while Kristdemokraterna and Moderaterna want to stimulate the concept even more. Most customers think that it helps them tremendously and the store manager now wants to build up more stores and better food waste co-operations. In the end, the study of Social Supermarkets, carried out from several different perspectives, eventually became a matter of ethics and morality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 40
Series
Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Keywords [en]
Social supermarkets, social enterprise, food waste
Keywords [sv]
Sociala matbutiker, Sociala företag, Matsvinn, Fattigdomsbekämpning, Cirkulär ekonomi
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-392987OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-392987DiVA, id: diva2:1350871
Subject / course
Samhällsgeografi
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Available from: 2019-09-12 Created: 2019-09-12 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved

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