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Essential On Tour

16/06/2017

A small - but perfectly formed - set of Essential staff will be making their way to Pilton this weekend to start setting up our annual on-site wholesale operation at Glastonbury Festival.
We're looking forward to seeing all our stallholder friends once again, and ensuring that no Fairtrade coffee s ...
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The final Bristol Vegfest - 2017

13/06/2017

The Year of the Jackfruit.
So Jack came to Bristol as Essential introduced our new organic offering at VegfestUK 2017. We piled cans of Jackfruit high - and started cooking up a seemingly never-ending supply of samples.
A fabulous weekend - big UP to the organisers - for another fantastic event - w ...
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Essential News
Caring at Christmas

18/10/2016

Essential is donating to Caring at Christmas for the 18th consecutive year.

Caring at Christmas is a registered charity which aims to improve the wellbeing of homless people in the Bristol area by providing a safe and welcoming shelter, food and support for homeless people over the Christmas period ...
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Alcohol products available from Essential again!

06/07/2016

We are happy to announce to all of our customers that we have obtained the necessary certification and licensing from the HMRC and that alcohol products will once again be available to be purchased from Essential. We apologise for any inconvinience caused during this time and thank you for your patience.
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Bristol VegFest 2016

26/05/2016

Essential Trading returned to VegFest this May to take part in the festivities and connect with the growing vegan community. We decided to come out swinging – inspired by the recent news that there are now over half a million vegans (and counting) in the UK – and sponsor the event to help show our c ...
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No Room for Monkey Business at Essential Trading!

12/10/2015

Essential Trading is saddened by the recent expose of the coconut farming industry which revealed that a number of farms are exploiting monkey labour to pick their coconuts. Many of the monkeys used on these farms were abducted as infants and sent to special 'schools' were they are taught to pick up ...
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Product News
New Oats for Essential Trading

03/09/2015

Essential Trading is excited to announce a new organic supplier for Essential Oat products. The new partnership is a UK collaboration thanks to an introduction from OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) who inspect and certify organic farms, mills and other enterprises in the UK.

The organic oats will ...
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Product News
Pasta with a Passion

02/09/2015

Essential Trading has partnered with Italian artisan pasta brand La Terra e Il Cielo (The Earth & The Sky) to distribute the award-winning range exclusively in the UK. The long lasting relationship between Essential Trading and La Terra began at the turn of the millennium at the trade fair Biofach. ...
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Product News
New Veggie Award for Organic Peanut Butter

01/09/2015

Essential Trading is thrilled to announce that its Organic Peanut Butter has won the award for best Vegetarian Store Cupboard Ingredient in The Veggie Awards 2015.

The awards were judged by a prestigious vegetarian panel of celebrities and food professionals including chef Rose Elliot who judged th ...
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ESSENTIAL AWARDED ETHICAL CONSUMER BEST BUY

26/01/2012

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A number of Essential Trading’s own label Essential goods have been awarded the coveted Best Buy Label by Ethical Consumer; the UK’s leading ethical and environmental consumer magazine. The following product ranges have been selected for the award:

Organic Pasta
Organic Vegetable Oils
Organic and F ...
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