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messageAs Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue 23 August, 2019 20:13

A branch of As Nature Intended is opening soon in Lordship Lane where Surma (R.I.P.) used to be.

[www.asnatureintended.uk.com]

Until now I knew nothing about this company, but apparently it was founded by the person who founded Iceland! (Frozen food shop not country smiling smiley )

Good for him, Iceland always had a strong organic ethos (if that's the right term), if memory serves.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was 2019:08:23:20:20:40 by Sue.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Passiflora 23 August, 2019 23:21

Thanks for the info Sue.

That's a shame then as the person who founded Iceland actually closed down the store on Lordship Lane a couple of years ago. A store that served a lot of people but was sold to M&S.

Now they think times are changing and Lordship Lane needs asnatureintended. Why not just go across the road to the new Superdrug?

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred 24 August, 2019 08:26

Superdrugís doesnít sell free from food or any food for people with dietary needs. Plus I donít find the supplements at Superdrugís of good quality.
The issue is that SMBS,Health Matters and Organic Village now have another contender. More so Health Matters as itís literally across the road from them.


Passiflora Wrote:
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> Thanks for the info Sue.
>
> That's a shame then as the person who founded
> Iceland actually closed down the store on Lordship
> Lane a couple of years ago. A store that served
> a lot of people but was sold to M&S.
>
> Now they think times are changing and Lordship
> Lane needs asnatureintended. Why not just go
> across the road to the new Superdrug?

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred 24 August, 2019 08:28

Organic? Really? Aside from their free range eggs, which I canít recall if it was organic too, Iíve not spied anything bearing the organic soil association logo on any of their products.


Sue Wrote:
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> A branch of As Nature Intended is opening soon in
> Lordship Lane where Surma (R.I.P.) used to be.
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> [www.asnatureintended.uk.com]-
> nature-intended-dulwich-store-opening/
>
> Until now I knew nothing about this company, but
> apparently it was founded by the person who
> founded Iceland! (Frozen food shop not country smiling smiley
> )
>
> Good for him, Iceland always had a strong organic
> ethos (if that's the right term), if memory
> serves.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue 24 August, 2019 13:08

Gather in Bellenden Road may also be affected, depending on what this new shop is going to sell.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue 24 August, 2019 13:12

Passiflora Wrote:
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> Thanks for the info Sue.
>
> That's a shame then as the person who founded
> Iceland actually closed down the store on Lordship
> Lane a couple of years ago. A store that served
> a lot of people but was sold to M&S.
>
> Now they think times are changing and Lordship
> Lane needs asnatureintended. Why not just go
> across the road to the new Superdrug?


What Iceland sold/sells bears no resemblance to what this new shop will sell, surely?

I was sorry to see Iceland go, but with the changing demographic in East Dulwich, I can't see they had a lot of choice. I can't imagine the Lordship Lane store would have been profitable.

And surely what Superdrug sells doesn't overlap much with As Nature Intended? I've been in Superdrug twice and found it profoundly depressing sad smiley

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by missse22 23 September, 2019 13:59

Went into As Nature intended!! The best shop on lordship lane (okay second best to Sweaty Betty lol!) but seriously , such a great range of products, all under one roof! Loving the plastic free aisle to refill cereals etc and shampoos too! So happy!!

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue 23 September, 2019 14:05

missse22 Wrote:
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> Went into As Nature intended!! The best shop on
> lordship lane (okay second best to Sweaty Betty
> lol!) but seriously , such a great range of
> products, all under one roof! Loving the plastic
> free aisle to refill cereals etc and shampoos too!
> So happy!!


I think As Nature Intended is a great shop as well, though I shall still be supporting Health Matters by buying things there where they have the same products.

Also, Gather in Bellenden Road has a much larger selection of refillable type things than As Nature Intended, if that is what you are after!

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by missse22 05 November, 2019 22:43

Sue Wrote:
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> missse22 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Went into As Nature intended!! The best shop on
> > lordship lane (okay second best to Sweaty Betty
> > lol!) but seriously , such a great range of
> > products, all under one roof! Loving the
> plastic
> > free aisle to refill cereals etc and shampoos
> too!
> > So happy!!
>
>
> I think As Nature Intended is a great shop as
> well, though I shall still be supporting Health
> Matters by buying things there where they have the
> same products.
>
> Also, Gather in Bellenden Road has a much larger
> selection of refillable type things than As Nature
> Intended, if that is what you are after!

Thanks Sue! Iíll check out the place on Bellenden Rd. Will definitely still support Health matters, they are very knowledgeable x

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred 06 November, 2019 10:08

I find As Nature Intended expensive, Iíll stick to Health Matters.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by siousxiesue 06 November, 2019 14:27

Sue Wrote:
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> Gather in Bellenden Road may also be affected,
> depending on what this new shop is going to sell.

I find the people in Gather are much nicer! Maybe it was an off day but lets just say As Nature Intended were not very welcoming or approachable.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by katanita 06 November, 2019 21:07

The refill prices in this shop seemed quite a lot higher than Gather (and 2 Girls Cafe which also has a decent selection of refill products, some different ones from Gather). And Gather go the whole way - all their products are as plastic free/low waste as possible, unlike most of the other non refill ones at ANI. So, not very impressed overall with ANI, unfortunately, shame as it's very handily located.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by NewWave 06 November, 2019 21:47

I'd go to Health Matters over ANI any time.
As nature is a chain and staff are don't really give a damn, their product knowledge is on a par with Holland and Barratt where as Health Matters staff always take time and give loads of good advice

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue 07 November, 2019 09:48

siousxiesue Wrote:
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>
> I find the people in Gather are much nicer! Maybe
> it was an off day but lets just say As Nature
> Intended were not very welcoming or approachable.


The people in Gather have put a huge amount of love, care and effort - not to mention money! - into starting up and running the shop, putting together a website etc.. There has been huge attention to detail, and a positive effort to seek constructive feedback from customers.

Whereas I presume the staff in As Nature Intended are paid employees. It's a different kettle of fish altogether.

Not that that excuses being unwelcoming, though I have to say I've been in there twice now (the second time looking for something they didn't sell) and they were perfectly pleasant both times.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by guna nua 08 November, 2019 10:02

Havenít been into as nature intended as I find Health Matters caters for all my needs and I think itís important to support local businesses that have been on Lordship Lane for years. I also find Dawn very knowledgable and very happy to give advice on all kinds of health matters.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by live100plus April 10, 01:37PM

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messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Odyssey April 10, 02:57PM

I like ANI. I've found them very helpful though I find that branch a bit small compared to others. What I also like is that they haven't pushed their prices up during Covid unike eg Organic Village.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by NewWave April 11, 11:37PM

Odyssey Wrote:
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> I like ANI. I've found them very helpful though I
> find that branch a bit small compared to others.
> What I also like is that they haven't pushed their
> prices up during Covid unike eg Organic Village.


I haven't noticed the price increases at Organic Village and I choose not to shop at ANI as they are a chain.
any price discrepancy may be due to the bulk purchasing power of a chain vs a smaller supplier buying smaller orders when needed which may be costing more at wholesale due to price increases at the suppliers end.



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messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by monica April 15, 08:12AM

ANI have been bought out.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue April 15, 03:12PM

monica Wrote:
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> ANI have been bought out.

Who by??

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by LJC56 April 15, 03:56PM

Sue Wrote:
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> monica Wrote:
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> > ANI have been bought out.
>
> Who by??


Planet Organic who are in turn owned by a Scottish company (something like Inverkiething.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred April 15, 04:20PM

I find ANI expensive as I get most of the things that they sell from Ocado or HealthMatters and I do find ANI is more money.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred April 15, 04:21PM

[www.planetorganic.com]


LJC56 Wrote:
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> Sue Wrote:
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> > > ANI have been bought out.
> >
> > Who by??
>
>
> Planet Organic who are in turn owned by a Scottish
> company (something like Inverkiething.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue April 15, 06:55PM

😮

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by NewWave April 15, 10:09PM

DulwichBorn&Bred Wrote:
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> > > > ANI have been bought out.
> > >
> > > Who by??
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> > Planet Organic who are in turn owned by a
> Scottish
> > company (something like Inverkiething.

I do like Planet organic for food

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue April 16, 11:58AM

NewWave Wrote:
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> I do like Planet organic for food


They are very expensive, aren't they?

Will ANI be keeping its name, or becoming Planet Organic?

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by NewWave April 16, 06:34PM

Sue Wrote:
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> NewWave Wrote:
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> >
> > I do like Planet organic for food
>
>
> They are very expensive, aren't they?
>
> Will ANI be keeping its name, or becoming Planet
> Organic?

To be honest I dont think Planet organic's food is any more expensive than Organic food in most supermarkets.
Organic food always comes at a premium and I prefer to pay a bit more to purchase organic or free range wherever possible.
Having said that I probably spend less on other kinds of things (wear mainly 2nd hand clothes and dont take expensive holidays eat takeaways and seldom eat out etc) in order to eat good food and put good stuff on my skin.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue April 16, 09:09PM

If Planet Organic (or a branch of it) is the large shop on the left hand side of the road that runs uphill from Camden station, then I have found it very expensive compared to other shops selling similar products.

If not, then I apologise!


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