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An important notice about the Open Day!

01/09/2018

In about 10 days we will celebrate our Open Day! We are hoping to see you here, but we also want to let you know that we'll be closing early on Friday 28th of September to have everything ready. If you are planning to place an order for delivery on Monday 1st (or collection on Friday 28th), please p ...
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Festival News
Organic Myths - Busted!

01/08/2018

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This is a very good article about common lies that can be heard about organic food. They bust these five myths:
1. Organic food is no healthier for you.
2. Organic is needlessly expensive.
3. Organic is a scam.
4. Organic products are not available.
5. Organic is old-fashioned.
Global News
Organic September is Coming!

01/07/2018

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Last year's Organic September was the biggest ever:

- Organic sales increased to 7.1% in September (up from 4.2% Jan-Aug, source: Nielsen)
- Media reach: 61 million
- Social media reach: 38 million

Do you know why you should be involved? Follow the link.
Essential News
The Co-operative Economy Report 2018

26/06/2018

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"The Co-operative Economy, published annually by Co-operatives UK, is the nation’s only comprehensive report on the UK’s co-operative sector. It reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of businesses across the UK".

Have a look at this report, and find out why the "co-operative option" is growing, and is doing business better, across different sectors and different nations.
Essential News
Worker Co-op Weekend 2018

07/06/2018

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The Worker Co-op Weekend is a yearly gathering of worker co-ops from all over the UK organised by Cooperatives UK. This year it was in an outdoor centre in Derbyshire with dorm and camping options.

The weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon with an intro talk and an ice-breaker after dinner to int ...
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Essential News
We stop selling water in plastic bottles.

14/05/2018

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We’re proud to announce that we are no longer selling water in plastic bottles. We've been waiting for the last bottle to leave the warehouse - and it's finally gone! (You can still buy water in glass bottles from us, though).
Essential Trading are firmly against the use of single-use plastics and w ...
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Customer News
Open Day Registration Form

26/02/2018

The new Open Day Registration Form is now available on this link: https://www.essential-trading.co.uk/openday_register.aspx

Please note that Essential Trading Open day is a trade event open to registered customers of Essential only.
Essential News
Essential's Open Day 2018

26/01/2018

We have set the date for our next Open Day: 30th September 2018. We have assembled a team to start organizing this event which is always highly-anticipated. We're excited to meet you all again (or for the first time) and to spend a whole day together eating ...
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Essential News
Your Healthy Living Magazin awards

05/12/2017

Woohoo! Our Organic Young Jackfruit has been highly commended in the Your Healthy Living Magazine awards, under 'Best Organic Product'. If you don't know Jack yet, then get to know him! - there's a bit of background on Jackfruit here, and a recipe to get you started - goo.gl/aDLfdA
Festival News
Festival season, just about over...

21/09/2017

We've had a long and busy festival season but it's drawing to an end. We've delivered to over 15 music festivals this summer; all over the country! It seems as if there are more springing up every year. We're proud to be part of this alternative culture that is becoming more and more widespread and ...
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Festival News
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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Show News
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 homeless people in the Bristol area by providing a safe and welcoming shelter, food and support for homeless people over the Christmas perio ...
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Essential News
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 inconvenience caused during this time and thank you for your patience.
Essential News
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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Essential News
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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