As an independent, family-owned, and ethical business we are very proud to have been in Petersfield for over forty years! We were started back in 1978 by Compassion in World Farming founders Anna and Peter Roberts, who saw the store as an extension of their ethical mission to provide Petersfield and beyond with a place to shop for delicious, nutritious, and vegetarian produce, alongside cruelty-free cosmetics, ecological household products and dietary supplements for optimal living.
We would like to let our customers know that over the past year we have had days and even weeks where we have not only not made any profit but have also suffered financial loss. While our wonderful staff remain extremely knowledgeable in the fields of nutrition, supplementation, vegan health products, and more, and while our shelves and chillers remain stocked with a huge variety of diverse produce, the vast changes in shopping habits since the pandemic alongside the growth of large corporations such as Amazon, now stocking health foods, has meant that our business has suffered despite our very best efforts.
We inform you of all this as we would like to be as transparent and open as possible with our customers and to let you know how much your loyalty and custom mean to us; even a small purchase in an independent store like ours makes all the difference to keeping us here! So please do spread this blog far and wide and if you like what we do then keep shopping with us, whether it be for your full weekly basket, grabbing those one or two essentials, picking up that odd specialty item that you just can’t find anywhere else, or buying a gift for a loved one in your life. We hope to welcome you in store soon! Thank you for reading