The owners of Hertsmere’s first organic, package-free grocery store, which is set to open in Radlett later this month, said they’ve been blown away by the community’s support.
Vimi, a zero-waste business founded by local couple, Vishal and Mitali Jain, is currently preparing to open on 283 Watling Street.
The store will offer organic, non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products, along with food, cleaning products and toiletries without plastic packaging.
The company announced its plans to open the store on Facebook and received more than 600 likes from residents.
Vishal told RadlettNews: “We expected a positive response but not in such huge numbers. It was very encouraging and overwhelming to have such incredible support.
“We are grateful that the community is on board with our idea. This collective effort between us will help to tackle plastic waste problem.”
Vishal said the support has made him and his team at Vimi even more excited to open up.
He added: “We are speeding things up and hope to open latest by mid-June. In the meantime, we did two free organic taster pop ups during weekends to give our community a feel of what to expect in-store and it was very well received.
“We hope to do one more. Follow us on social media to keep updated: @vimi.ecostore on Facebook and Instagram.”