POPULAR sustainable social enterprise Locavore has announced it will be opening a store in Edinburgh following the success of their three Glasgow shops.

Locavore Edinburgh will be the organisation’s biggest shop yet and sell everything you’d expect to find in a supermarket – except all products are chosen with a focus on building a sustainable food future.

The 6200sq ft supermarket will be based at Dalry Road in the west of the city. It will provide organic, zero-waste food and goods and a variety of refill options, including a milk vending machine and peanut butter maker.

Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sourced from Locavore’s market gardens and other local producers.

The new store will create 25 jobs paying at least the Real Living Wage, according to the organisation.

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The location of the new store on Dalry Road

Over the next two years it is hoped that Locavore will scale up to have 10 branches across the country, while also becoming a carbon-negative business.

Managing director Reuben Chesters said he is “absolutely delighted” to be opening the new store.

“We need to make massive changes to the food system, including how we farm, eat, and shop in order to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies,” he said. “We’re doing everything we can to reach more people and give them the opportunity to choose foods that are produced with care for people and the planet.

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“The big supermarkets are stuck in their ways and not willing to make any real change so we’re building an alternative food system that puts society and the environment first. We hope the people of Dalry and Edinburgh will join us to build a food system for the future.”

For more information visit Locavore's website.