loose organic commodities
We now sell loose organic commodities at the counter. You can bring your own containers. We can refill any bags you are using, or give you one to reuse. Our service in-store is still growing but our loose commodities already offer really good value for each product in the shop. By buying in bulk we can not only reduce packaging and waste, but we can also keep the price down for customers. Our commodities are sourced from Suma wholefoods.
All our loose commodities are organic. Here’s some of our current range. Like with our organic fruit and veg, our loose commodity prices are often around the same price as the pre-packaged organic food in the supermarkets. We have an entirely different approach to sourcing. And from what our customers say, we are confident we offer better quality organic food.
|organic porridge oats||2.00/kg|
|organic shortgrain brown rice||3.50/kg|
|organic red lentils||2.50/kg|
|organic delux museli||4.50/kg|
|organic basmati loose||4.00/kg|
|organic pumpkin seeds||8.00/kg|
|organic sunflower seeds||3.75/kg|
|organic basmati brown||3.75/kg|
|organic cane sugar||4.00/kg|
|organic seasame seeds||5.00/kg|
|organic golden linseed||5.00/kg|
|organic ground almonds||16.00/kg|
|organic white penne||2.50/kg|
|organic brown fusilli||2.50/kg|
Other goods ?
We have more loose organic commodities in-store so please ask at the counter. If you are after baking goods we sell what we use in our own kitchen loose from scoop bins.
We also have some popular organic commodities in our kilo bags at good prices, our kilo bags are especially good for sticky fruits like dates and prunes.
And we also sell commodities in smaller sizes in Suma’s reduced prepacked range – these prepacked bags are designed to be lightweight. So you can still help cut down on packaging when you buy these. We also have some non-organic wholefoods on the shelves to help keep the price down on expensive organic lines. Our kilo bags and our pre-packaged bags are single polymer plastic, have a low carbon footprint and are recycle ready.
Loose commodities are new in-store but we’ve been spilling and slipping on cleaning refills for around 20 years.
We currently refill:
Shampoo – Conditioner – Body wash – Washing up liquid – Hand soap – All purpose cleaner – Laundry liquid – Toilet cleaner – Fabric conditioner.
Here’s a quick pick of the sort of plastic you can be re-using.
We make an attempt to refill all containers you bring to the shop for household cleaning products. But we find bottles do need to have a nozzle as big as a standard washing up bottle. We also really need to know the size of the bottle. But will make an honest guess with you if we get stuck.
Our household refills are priced at 10 percent below their shop equivalent – so when you refill instead of just buying another container you save 10 percent in-store. Ecoleaf is made by Suma and all our Suma products are sold at Suma’s RRP.
Our refill and loose commodity service is still growing. And more are more customers are now using it in-store. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience. As an independent and community based store we re-invest any profit in the business. Adding our refill station this year has been an example of what we are able to achieve with our customer’s continued support.