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A human adventure

The Pedalo, before being a supermarket, is above all a human adventure for its members.  They come together to set up and operate a store that meets their needs, those of their environment and the producers involved.

 Shopping therefore also becomes an opportunity to participate in a common project, to put your skills at the service of a store in which you can feel good, and to be part of a democratic decision-making process.  It’s also a lot of sharing and conviviality!

An approach that makes sense

Shopping in a collaborative supermarket such as Le Pédalo means consuming local, organic and fair trade products – sometimes even all three at the same time.  Indeed, the products are selected by the cooperative members, with respect for the Earth, People, and above all, on the basis of a bottom-up process.  Here, we move away from the big chains that think profit before resilience, and we act conscientiously.

 
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An evolving project

The project is developing in three phases. Until the beginning of December, we were in phase 1: The e-shop. Orders for dry goods were placed via an e-shop “La Tribu”. Today, we are in the second phase of the project: the Labo Market. This is a physical shop that offers fruit and vegetables and a wider range of products. By 2022, the final project will emerge: a SUPERMARKET with more than 300 products.

A sustainabmle investment

Investing in a fledgling business (less than 4 years old) such as Le Pédalo Supermarket allows you to benefit from the Tax shelter : a 45% tax reduction on the amount invested (with a maximum of € 640 per year). It may not be huge, but it still is a good incentive to take action: out of € 100 invested in the « Le Pédalo Supermarket cooperative », you’ll benefit from a € 45 tax reduction. Each year you will receive an attestation that will make you eligible for this tax reduction. To find out more, check out this link: : Fisconetplus (fgov.be).