Community owned and run
The Natural Food Store sells a huge range of groceries, whole foods and food for special diets, as well as fair trade and ethical goods, including toiletries and household supplies. It is a pivotal part of the Headingley community, as well as being a highly successful business.
The Natural Food Store is owned by local residents and shoppers and run by a committee of volunteers. Members can influence decisions and make suggestions about “their” shop.
Members of the co-operative will be able to share in the financial success of the business, as well as steering its strategic direction. And membership is not closed. We are delighted to welcome all customers of the shop into membership. A lively vibrant community needs a range of shops to meet its needs and over the past 20 years, the range of shops in Headingley has declined massively, with only one or two independent food retailers left. This was one of the reasons for Headingley Development Trust setting up the highly successful monthly farmers’ market, giving the local community a real alternative to supermarket food.
The trust is also leading an exciting venture to establish an arts and enterprise centre in the former Headingley primary school.
The Natural Food Store is a member of Cooperatives UK (www.cooperatives-uk.coop).