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messageAs Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Sue August 23, 08:13PM

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 august 23, 08:20pm by Sue.

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by Passiflora August 23, 11:21PM

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 August 24, 08:26AM

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 August 24, 08:28AM

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.
>
> [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 August 24, 01:08PM

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 August 24, 01:12PM

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 September 23, 01:59PM

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 September 23, 02:05PM

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 November 05, 10:43PM

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 November 06, 10:08AM

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

messageRe: As Nature Intended opening in September
Posted by siousxiesue November 06, 02:27PM

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 November 06, 09:07PM

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 November 06, 09:47PM

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 November 07, 09:48AM

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 November 08, 10:02AM

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.


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