A new shop has opened in the North East aiming to tackle poverty and reduce waste.
Company Shop is a business that redistributes surplus products from various shops and distributors in the food and home industry.
Around 200,000 tonnes of products are thrown away yearly by the likes of supermarkets, with some being binned for incorrectly printed labels, despite there being no issue with the product.
Through partnering with companies in the industry, Company Shop are able to save around 60 million products each year that would normally go to waste, and resell them for cheaper prices.
Customers need to apply for access to the store, which is specifically for those who work in the food industry, as well as anyone working for the emergency services.
At the grand opening MP Sharon Hodgson cut the ribbon before crowds of eager customers made their way in store.
To see if you are eligible, and to find out more, head to www.companyshop.co.uk.