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About Us

Essential Trading is a leading distributor of ethical and sustainable wholefoods, ecological household products and cruelty-free body care items.  Our unique range includes nearly 5000 largely organic products from principal brands, plus our own range of ethical store cupboard staples, some exclusively manufactured in-house

All of our vegetarian or vegan, GM-free products reject unnecessary additives and are enjoyed by an ever-increasing number of people across the UK.  

By not selling to supermarkets, we support independent retailers and upkeep the local economy.

Who We Are

Ever wondered how the Essential Trading story began and how we've grown to become one of the UK's most successful co-operative structures?

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Our Values

It's not just our expansive product list that makes us tick. We believe in ethical trading with an environmental conscience.

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What We Offer

We're very proud of our own extensive product range, the way we source it and our on-site packing facility that has developed over many years.

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Co-operative Business

Essential has become one of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK and a true pioneer in the manufacturing and distribution of vegetarian, vegan, organic, sustainable and free-from produce, sourced from around the world. We're passionate about wholesome healthy food, environmental responsibility and our egalitarian co-operative structure.

Support Our Independents

Our Support Our Independents campaign has been created to showcase the wonderful independent businesses that we trade with. Now, more than ever, we need to rally behind the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy and local communities.

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