Planet Organic expands with new store for first time in five years

The store portfolio at Planet Organic has further expanded with the opening of a new London offering.

The new 2,300 sq ft retail space can be found in Queens Studios on Salusbury Road, Queen’s Park, and represents part of the ambitious plans from the retail chain, which started life in 1995, to increase its store footprint across London over the next five years.

The Queen’s Park store, which becomes Planet Organic’s eighth location, is the first new opening since Tottenham Court Road in 2014. In impressive expansion plans, the retailer plans to have a minimum of 14 stores operating by 2023, with the idea being to open 10 new stores in the next five years.

Al Overton, Planet Organic’s Buying Director, commented: “Planet Organic is firmly community-based in each of its locations. And Queen’s Park, with its strong community ties, is an ideal fit for us.

“We’ve been in business since 1995, which makes us the original and oldest organic supermarket chain in the country. The trend towards healthier eating is only increasing and we are expanding to meet that demand. Our original mission, eat well, live better, is more pertinent now than ever, and we remain committed to it. Increased awareness in ethical retail is growing too, so more and more shoppers are coming to us. For example, we’ve been plastic bag free for 12 years and have always sold most fruit and vegetables with zero produce packaging. Those things, always important to Planet Organic, are now more widely important to shoppers.”

The new store stocks a huge range of organic essentials, including unpackaged, as well as gluten free and vegan groceries, countless kombucha varieties and cauliflower crust pizza. Natural bodycare, health, fitness and beauty products are also available. The in-store café serves organic coffees with many dairy alternatives, fresh juices, as well as wholesome soups and superfood salads.

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