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Wholesome food store features a packaging free format

Wholesome food store features a packaging free format

The Source Bulk Foods is a business with sustainability and community at its heart, managing director Makayla Drummond says

The Source Bulk Foods provides the unique opportunity to own a business and pursue a lifestyle aligned with your values. Built on our core values of ethical, sustainable shopping and promoting healthy eating, our stores are an important part of the local community. As the owner of your own store, you will be instrumental in building a team to engage with customers and share their journey towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Originating in Australia, the brand was brought to the UK following a frustration with the unnecessary plastic waste found in the typical supermarket basket.

With over 500 products sold in a package-free format, our customers can shop for healthy, nutritious whole foods, ingredients and snacks. Each one of our stores is designed to provide customers with a pleasing shopping experience via a clean, uncluttered layout, which provides the time and space to explore new foods and find old favourites.

A business with purpose

Did you know that the UK uses over five million tons of plastics every year? Half of which is packaging.

After the airing of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II in 2017, which highlighted the issue of plastic waste in our natural environment and oceans, customers have been looking for a better way to shop.

In our stores, customers are able to refill their own containers - or use our brown paper bags - removing the need for any packaging. Customers can even pour their own honey and make peanut butter from our nut butter machine. And because they can buy as little or as much as they like, there’s less food waste.

Not just about plastic

More than just a plastic-free store, The Source Bulk Foods is an exploration into quality, ethically sourced, wholesome food, including nuts, grains, rice, pasta, oils and cooking liquids, cereals, flour, chocolates and snacks.

With many organic and non-dairy options, as well as ingredients to suit a range of diets, from paleo to keto, our stores are often the go-to destinations for the health-conscious consumer or foodie cooking or baking their next home creation.

With you every step of the way

We’re here to make setting up your business and managing it a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Working together, we will select the optimal site, design the store and manage the fit-out.

Before opening your store, we will train you and your team and be there by your side in the initial weeks of trading while you learn the business.

With access to our dedicated support team, as well as online resources and guides, your store will run smoothly and reach its potential.

Join our growing family

The Source Bulk Foods is excited about the next 12 months. With two more stores set to open in March 2021 and more in the pipeline, we’re looking forward to offering healthy, nutritious, plastic-free shopping to more communities across the UK.

We’re looking for franchisees who are passionate about our brand, aligned with our core values and have an interest in living a low impact, healthy lifestyle.

At a glance The Source Bulk Foods



Number of franchised outlets:

2 (5 locations, 2 coming Q1 2021)

Location of units:

London (3), Brighton (1) and Dublin (1)

Investment range:


Minimum required capital:

£100,000 (balance funding)


Patrick and Makayla.