On August 19th we celebrated one year of NU Grocery. It has been a busy year for all of us on Team NU, but we couldn’t be happier about what we achieved. Growing pains are (mostly) behind us and we know what we’re doing (most of the time).

The store is doing well, we have a solid base of loyal customers who are more than customers, they are friends and members of the NU family.

Every day, we see new people walk in because they have heard of us and want to check out this bizarre concept store. Chatting with these “first timers” is very rewarding. It gives us the feeling that something is happening. The movement is growing, and there’s no going back. There’s still a lot of work to do to raise awareness about the issues we care about – waste, plastic pollution, reckless mass consumerism – but we see a shift happening, no doubt!

We’re happy to share our obligatory milestone infographic. The statistic we are most proud of is the number of single-use plastic items that our customers avoided by shopping at NU. Imagine what could be achieved if zero waste shopping became the norm! We’re not quite there yet, but will keep doing our part, with your help!

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Have a #numazing rest of the summer,

Your Team NU