The sustainable social enterprise are hoping that their upscaled offering of local, zero waste foods and goods across Scotland will help to encourage more people to opt for an alternative, local solution to buying produce.
Locavore’s plans to expand across Scotland with eight new stores will also see the company upscale their supply chains to feature produce from local, progressive producers, as well as become a carbon negative company.
Creation of the new stores over the next two years will also directly create 90 new jobs paying above the Living Wage to further support local communities.
The company is now looking to the public for suggestions of locations for the new stores - allowing people to offer ideas or ‘request a Locavore’ in their own community on Locavore’s website.
As an ambitious upscaling of their existing business, Locavore will be aiming to raise the £3m required through various loans, crowdfunders and by appealing to supporters keen to invest with the opportunity to register interest in loanstock.
Reuben Chesters, Founder and Managing Director of Locavore, said: “Our Bigger Plan is our necessary next step to do our bit to fix the myriad of problems we are facing as a society. We need to tackle climate change faster and with more energy and imagination than we are.
We need to build a fairer and more sustainable economy that’s not reliant of big businesses which drain our communities of their wealth. We also need to build a society and communities that are people friendly and bring back to life local communities and our High Streets which have been in decay for decades. We need a little less conversation and a little more action – The Bigger Plan, this is our next action."
To find out more, visit Locavore’s website here.
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