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EasyJet Founder Opens Cut Price Food Store Where Everything Is 25p

by : UNILAD on : 02 Feb 2016 14:02
David Levene

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has turned his attention to creating a discount grocers, after a store which is selling everything for just 25p.

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Yes, really. He opened a trial easyFoodstore shop in North London, with all of the 76 products being put on sale for just 25p each for the whole of February.

But if you were thinking this would sort out your whole food shop for the week, think again. They’re not selling any meat, fruit or vegetables and the stock generally consists of dried goods.

Luke Tugby/Twitter

Speaking at the launch, Stelios said:

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This is another way the easy brand can serve the less well-off. Given my experience in distributing food for free in Greece and Cyprus, this is a more commercial attempt to sell basic food for 25p per item to those less well-off in the Park Royal area.

The range includes a variety of stuff, from chicken curry to fairy cakes. Technically, you should be able to buy everything there for less than £20, but it seems some got a bit too excited.

Pictures of the rather basic store have already appeared on social media and it seems everyone is pretty game for it.

However, some couldn’t resist poking fun at the possibility of hidden charges, just like Stelios’ budget airline.

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This opening follows previous failed attempts to open a shop in Croydon. Planning permission for the store was denied in 2012, but it was instead used as a testing ground for products and customers.

He was inspired to do this after noticing the prevalence of food banks and believes there is a gap in the grocery market to offer food at lower prices then German discount stores Lidl and Aldi.

Luke Tugby/Twitter

Considering the staggering amount it costs to live in the capital, I’m sure this could go down well with a lot of Londoners.

Topics: Food

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The Guardian and 2 others
  1. The Guardian

    Stelios Haji-Ioannou opens easyFoodstore with 25p offer

  2. The Huffington Post

    EasyFoodstore: EasyJet Founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou Takes On Aldi And Lidl With 25p Groceries

  3. The Independent

    EasyFoodstore, Easyjet for food, opens selling 76 basic foodstuffs for 25p each