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Trending in 2022

Want to know what's doing to be trending in the food sector in 2022? The rise in vegan and vegetarian dishes and produce is set to continue and Essential will be there to support your dietary requirements!

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Veganuary

Just what is Veganuary?! Join the growing number in the plant-based diet campaign, now in its 8th successful year. Details on how to subscribe (for free!) and what it's all about..

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Ecover News

Essential's 40 year relationship with Ecover has recently been reviewed following the manufacturer's update on their GMO-free products.

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Gherkins

A bad harvest in Southern Germany affects gherkin supplies across Europe.

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Clive's Pies Visit

Essential visit Devon-based pie producing extraordinaire, Clive's Pies. With a recent re-brand and exciting new recipes on offer, we were blown away by the bakery, staff, produce and all things pie!

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Environment Champions Award Nomination

During a month when COP26 is on the world's agendas, Essential Trading are delighted with a nomination for Your Healthy Living Magazine's 'Environment Champions Award'. Those casting a vote can win a luxury spa break for two, so it's time to get pushing buttons! Vote here: https://www.yourhealthyliving.co.uk/environmental-champions#ecessential

Global News

Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in the World 2021

Where to take a holiday and enjoy a vegan diet. Top 10 Most Vegan-Friendly Countries in 2021

Local News

Bristol Local Food Fund Launches

1 in 20 homes in Bristol can’t access enough good quality food to stay healthy and the problem is growing rapidly this winter. Community food projects are working to tackle food insecurity in areas facing the greatest disadvantages but they need funding and support to continue their work.

Show News

The Great British Bake Off Goes Vegan!

First vegan contestant features on the flagship Channel 4 show

Global News

Meat-based vs plant-based emissions

60% of food industry emissions come from meat – twice as much as plants

Essential News

Farewell to our wonderful Jaspa

After 32-years with Essential Trading, we mourn the passing of our friend and wonderful Buyer, Jaspa Beese

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Solar PV Installation Opportunity

Essential have always had an environmental-consciousness and in a quest to save energy, we originally installed solar PV on the roof of one of our units in 2011. Following a co-operative vote in September amongst all at Essential, we have now decided to double the amount of solar PV. We are aiming to have the completion of the 37.5KW installation up-and-running by the close of 2021.

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Master Thesis

Andreea Preluca's in-depth study into co-operative organisations.

Global News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres asked to adopt a plant-based diet.

Essential Trading have enjoyed a close working relationship with The Vegan Society for many years. Essential's vegan products have certification from the educational charity and we are keen to shout about their fine work. The following report is just one fine example.

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Organic September

The Soil Association's Organic September month is back again, bigger and better than ever before.

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50 Years in the Making

Essential Trading celebrate a momentous anniversary.

Local News

Going For Gold

Bristol's sustainable food leaders and organisations steer the city to victory with the aid of Essential Trading.

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The Rise of Milk Alternatives

Milk aliases and a story of a campaigner.

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New Rebel in the Kitchen!

As milk alternatives increase in popularity, read about one product making waves.