Cotswold Fayre launches partnership with zero-waste supplier
Wholesaler Cotswold Fayre has launched a new partnership with zero-waste specialist Unpackaged to offer farm shops and food halls a unique one-stop solution, called UnpackagedAT, to help reduce plastic packaging in store.
Unpackaged specialises in retail refill systems and offers an advisory service to guide retailers through the installation process and use.
Cotswold Fayre will offer retailers more than 40 different bulk-buy SKUs including nuts, dried fruits, pulses, grains and sweet treats such as yoghurt covered raisins and chocolates.
“In addition to the obvious packaging and food waste benefits that the UnpackagedAT system offers, I was particularly impressed with the ongoing retailer support,” said Paul Hargreaves, CEO of Cotswold Fayre.
“Our ethos is to work in partnership with retailers and suppliers, so the joint initiative is a perfect fit.”
Oliver Stubbins, general manager at Welbeck Farm Shop has been operating an UnpackagedAT unit for two-and-a-half years and said: “Reducing plastic is very important to us. The display has enabled us to swap previously packaged goods into a loose format, saving shelf space, waste and of course packaging.”
Catherine Conway, founder of Unpackaged said: “We can’t wait to combine our expertise with Cotswold Fayre to help independent retailers offer a truly sustainable shopping experience to their customers.”