Business & Marketing

Hastings’ new Food Shops opens

Naked Larder was set up in Trinity Hall, Braybrooke Terrace by Colin Darbyshire. The shop was selling dry goods and eco-friendly cleaning products which will be packaging-free and sustainably sourced for the customers. 


“I’m passionate about reducing waste and was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of packaging and plastic-free products available at affordable prices,” said Colin Darbyshire, who is a community lead for Plastic Free Hastings and also a Surfers Against Sewage Rep.


He also said that when he met Phili and saw Naked Larder in action and he knew that opening a branch in Hastings could be part of the solution. Running the business out of Trinity Hall has allowed them to combine this unique community space with an ethical, sustainable business, one which will benefit people in Hastings and the surrounding areas. 


“I cannot wait to take this to the next level and involve more of the local neighborhoods,” he added. 


Phili Denning originally established Naked Larderin 2018 in southeast London. The opening in Hastings will be its second operation. 


“Naked Larder has exceeded our expectations in terms of the demand for packaging-free goods at competitive prices. Having listened to our customers and discussed our offer with many, we realized that we needed to expand outside of London,” Phili said.


He also said that Hastings, with its independent spirit and seaside community, who are witnessing first-hand the devastation that can be caused by plastic waste, was the ideal choice for our new operation. 


So they decided that working in partnership with like-minded people, fully aligned with the ethos of Naked Larder was the best way forward for them, as they are still a small, family-run business. Colin, with his passion for helping the environment, was the perfect candidate to open up a new Naked Larder in Hastings.


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