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EasyJet founder opens mega discount store selling food for 25p

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EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has opened a new low-cost food store selling items for 25p.
The entrepreneur has launched easyFoodstore in Park Royal, north-west London, in an attempt to cash in on the very cheapest end of the grocery market.

The store is selling a “limited and basic range” of items for 25p each as an introductory offer throughout February under the slogan: “No expensive brands. Just food honestly priced.”

The store will sell a range of grocery items including pasta, biscuits and beans – but the list of initial products does not include fresh meat, fruit or vegetables.

Sir Stelios, who has run food initiatives through a charitable organisation in Greece and Cyprus, said: “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 unwaged or low-waged living around Park Royal.”

The pilot store is the latest entry in a fiercely competitive grocery market, with discounters Aldi and Lidl posing challenges for the traditional “big four” of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

Retail figures show the market is becoming increasingly polarised with the strongest sales gains coming at the top and bottom ends – with the likes of Waitrose doing well on one side and Aldi and Lidl on the other.

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  1. You can be sure what kind of food he will be selling. Nothing both plastic, real GMO and welcome all types of cancers!

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