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Unicorn Grocery: a supermarket with a difference
Unicorn Grocery is supermarket-sized workers’ cooperative providing affordable, fresh produce and wholefoods with an emphasis on organic, fair-trade and locally sourced goods.
The cooperative was established in 1996 by a small group of people committed to social change, who had a vision for the kind of place they wanted to shop in themselves; a place where a wide range of wholesome, tasty food, sourced with care, could be sold at affordable prices.
Unicorn’s founders modelled themselves on food co-ops such as Daily Bread Northampton (another amazing food co-op on our map!) to create a progressive business that puts community at its heart. It has since grown in size and influence, scooping up food awards left right and centre.
Keen to grow the co-operative economy, Unicorn provides support to others interested in doing something similar via it’s free Grow a Grocery guide. It includes a whole host of useful advice for any potential grocers or wholesalers wanting to kickstart their business.
Unicorn Grocery is open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday.
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