Sheaf Street Health Store comes to Daventry

Our very own Group Sales Manager Natalie Howlett was lucky enough to be invited along to visit the popular Sheaf Street Health Store in Daventry, Northamptonshire. Founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Shaun and Cheryl, Shaun is well-known in the Daventry area for his passion for triathlon and Cheryl has 30+ years experience in the natural products sector, having launched Viridian Nutrition in December 1999 – she knows her stuff.

Sheaf Street Health Store is a specialist independent health and wholefood store with experienced and qualified advisers on hand to signpost you to the right information and dietary programme. The new hub provides all things healthy, natural, organic, ‘free-from’, vegetarian/vegan, nutritious and foodie.

In-house vegetarian and vegan recipes are created, tried and tested in store using the products that they sell so you never have to worry about searching endless supermarket shelves for said ingredient. With their very own demo kitchen in store, you can learn the perfect way to prepare nutritious healthy meals – I hear the quinoa and roast red pepper soup is particularly exceptional.

But here’s the best bit, not only is the store filled with delicious aromas as you browse, upstairs you will find Yoga and soon to be Pilates! Shop until you drop and participate in some Yoga.

Shaun and Cheryl are passionate and excited for the future of Daventry so pop in and say hello, time it right and you just might be in time for tea testing!

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 17:30

Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00

Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed


Support your local independent health food stores.

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Unilever confirmed as new owner of Pukka Herbs

It has been announced that Pukka Herbs has been acquired by Unilever.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, in a statement, Pukka Herbs says it is joining Unilever in a deal that “gives it new levels of global opportunity and ethical and environmental influence around the world”
It has been stated that Unilever will run Pukka as a separately managed business entity, with founders, Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole remaining at the forefront.

In terms of the decision, Pukka explained that Unilever, through its own Sustainable Living Plan, is a leader in social and environmental change, embraces Pukka’s herbal expertise, uncompromising standards and deep-rooted values. In the statement, it said Pukka’s philosophy centres on benefitting people, plants and planet, which clearly chimes with Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, which pledges to decouple growth from environmental impact while increasing positive social impact. Unilever shares Pukka’s vision for business models that change the world for good, with people and planet at its heart.

Pole commented: “Choosing Unilever came down to scale and sustainability. It is a leader in calling for business to act as a force for good; it welcomes our herbal knowledge and wants us to influence positively from within. Pukka will remain true to its values – 100 per cent organic, a B Company, a champion for fair trading through pioneering schemes like Fair for Life, and we will continue to donate one per cent of sales to global environmental charities annually.”

Westwell added: “With Unilever, we now have new levels of opportunity and influence – rooted in Bristol, but reaching all over the world. It shares our vision for better business models, ones that change the world positively, with people and planet at the heart. Together, we’ve appointed Forum the Future’s Jonathon Porritt to head a team of sustainability experts to support the transition for both companies.”

Kevin Havelock, Unilever’s Refreshment Category President, added: “Pukka has strong values and a clear purpose that aligns fully with our own sustainable growth model. Both of us believe in business being a force for good in society. Tim and Sebastian have cultivated Pukka into a successful business without ever compromising ingredients or their ideals.”

* Look out for the October issue of Health Food Business for a detailed story.




BonPom re-launches their high quality organic superfood treats

The raw organic superfoods company BonPom based in Kingston Upon Thames, London, found themselves at the renowned ice cream parlour NANABAR, in Shoreditch, London, at the re-launch of their products last night.

Being served an endless supply of Nice Cream, deliciously healthy frozen treats made from plant based products from NANABAR, and delightful sweet tasting drinks provided by Lemonaid, BonPom put on a fantastic event.

People came in their dozens to support Alan Martin and Rob Steidle – veterans of the health food world, who founded the company in 2006. Their aim is to provide high quality organic superfoods, oils and butters for people to create their own foods and beauty products.

Alan and Rob wanted to create a more accessible and fun brand that would appeal to a general audience as well as the hard core health food crowd. “Healthy, positive living can most definitely be tasty, fun and sexy! It’s more like rocket salad than rocket science” says Alan.

Whilst most people’s idea of healthier living means abstinence, BonPom firmly believe that a little of what you fancy does you good. With a growing number of products, newsletters, videos and podcasts, BonPom is helping you to help yourself and put the fun back into your Life.

Providing products like Cacao Bean, Salts, superfoods like Goji Berries, Kelp and even equipment and recipes to help you on your way, their key messages are ‘Help Yourself’ and ‘Do it Yourself.’

Start your love affair with BonPom today.

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Long Established Health Food Store in Gorey, Co. Wexford. For Sale

We are pleased to bring to market an exciting opportunity to acquire a long-established health food store which has been trading since 2001. The health food store comes to market as the owner is retiring.

The store was set up in 2001 and has been trading from its current location since that time.  Renowned as having a name for high quality goods and service, it has generated a consistent turnover over the last decade. The business has built up a hard-core of devoted customers which give it a very dependable income all year round. It is a member of the Irish Association of Health Stores.

The store sells supplements and vitamins which is the main income. These are supported by a wider range of goods aimed at customer’s health. In all, the business is ready to walk into and take money immediately from day one.

The shop is located in a busy shopping area of Gorey Town.  Gorey is a thriving market town situated beside the main M11 Dublin to Wexford road. Its current population according to figures released by the Census exceeds 10,000 and in the summer months the population more than doubles due to the influx of holiday makers visiting Courtown Harbour, Riverchapel, Ardamine and Ballymoney.

Due to the low concentration of health food stores in relation to the population of Gorey and its surrounding areas there is clear opportunity for further growth.

Expansion Potential – the shop has potential for selling fresh foods, potential for using the website to bring in more business, the upstairs room is not used at present but is ready to go for after-hours education.

Details of the property are as follows:

  • Retail area 472 Sq. Ft.
  • Window display area capable of promotions and offers
  • Mezzanine area with staff canteen 96 Sq. Ft
  • Store 18 Sq. Ft.
  • Bathroom
  • Free parking at the front of the building
  • Laneway to the back of the property for storage of rubbish bins
  • Shop front facing a busy road
  • The property is fitted out to a very high standard

Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday:                                 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays                        Closed

This is a total of 48 hours per week