Thursday, March 20, 2008

Unpackaged Retailing

Catherine Conway believed that there was a better way to sell food. Her opinion was that most of the products sold today have excess packaging that’s not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the environment. In late 2006, she did something about it. The result was the store in London called Unpackaged - said to be the first permanent store there to sell produce without packaging.

The organic grocery shop runs a self-service system where customers are encouraged, by way of a small discount, to bring their own containers to fill up with the products they want.

The products sold range from cereals, grains vegetables and eco-cleaning materials and is said to be just as good for you as it is for the environment.