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Veg News 1st July

It won’t come as a surprise to hear that ongoing strike action at the channel crossing is likely to have implications for our European range this week. It’s a difficult situation for all involved, and we’re loathe to predict on which days our range is likely to be most affected. Hopefully some of the beautiful French apricots will manage to sneak through!

The good news is that it comes at a time when the UK season is getting into full swing. Broad beans, spinach beet, courgettes, tomatoes, and salad leaves are all bang in season. Early season French beans, while still limited, are becoming a more regular feature. There’s also an influx of new fruit from Carey in Herefordshire… cherries & redcurrants, with blackcurrants & gooseberries hot on their heels. The only bad news to report is the end of the asparagus season, but perhaps this is somewhat tempered by a surprisingly early supply of kale from the Wasses in Yorkshire!

Price Check 30/06/15: Morrisons (non-organic) Vs Unicorn (all organic)

Cherries: Morrisons £8.89/kg (UK); Unicorn £6.99/kg (Carey/Herefordshire)

Kale: Morrisons £4.95/kg (UK); Unicorn £3.94/kg (Wass/Yorks)

French beans: Morrisons £4.05/kg (Egypt); Unicorn £6.99/kg (Carey/Herefordshire)

Fennel: Morrisons £3.30/kg (Holland); Unicorn £3.06/kg (Holland)

Last Modified - 1st July 2015

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Grow a Grocery

We think there’s room for a Unicorn-type store in every city, and perhaps more besides. We have no plans to expand outside the one shop, so we’ve put together a guide intended to help facilitate the emergence of new stores run on similar lines.

Starting a new business is a daunting process. The guide is based on the model Unicorn has tried & tested since 1996, and walks potential grocers through all areas of the business, in the hope that it will make starting a new shop an easier process and help existing shops improve and/or expand.


Read the guide here

Last Modified - 10th October 2013

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