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Essential #SupportOurIndependents

To show our support for independent businesses, we have started the #SupportOurIndependents campaign to promote not only businesses themselves but the wonderful people behind them. We want to show off our amazing customers and share their stories. We know how crucial independent shops, restaurants, and cafes are both to the local communities in which they are located and to the local economy. They are deeply rooted in the fabric of culture that makes up the places that we live. Find out about some of our amazing customers below. 

Future Doughnuts

For our first #SupportOurIndependents feature, we visited the 100% vegan doughnut shop Future Doughnuts. September 2022 marks their first year anniversary at their premises in St Philips, Bristol. It was great to meet Kay and the team and discuss what it was like to start open a small business at the tail end of a global pandemic. 

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Wild Oats

As long-term Essential customers and one of Bristol's most successful independent health stores, Wild Oats has been successfully expanding since the 1980s.  Essential have enjoyed a great relationship with all the staff at the Redland-based location and we are delighted to have our products in their store. 

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