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Vegan supermarket to open in London: VEGANZ

January 23, 2014
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Dear Vegans… try to imagine a grocery shopping trip where you don’t have to tiresomely check the ingredients of every item you pick up.

You know the drill – you look for the Vegan symbol, most of the time it’s not there, so then you check the entire list of ingredients. Even after this you feel unsure if it is definitely vegan — have they listed all the ingredients? Have they made a mistake? If it is vegan-friendly, why don’t they label it? Hmm, is it safe to buy this?

So imagine a supermarket where you could safely buy every item, where EVERYTHING is vegan. ‘Don’t be so ridiculous; there couldn’t possibly be such a place’ you say. I wouldn’t joke about something so wonderful…

I am ecstatic to discover that as of 2014 things are changing for us London vegans. A LARGE FULLY FLEDGED VEGAN SUPERMARKET WILL OPEN IN LONDON! My husband (who is a writer) tells me that capital letters represent shouting – good, I’d like to shout about this as loud as I can, both inside computer land and out in the real world.

There are other supermarkets in the UK that provide a plethora of vegan products – not just health food shops like Holland & Barratt, Wholefoods and Planet Organic, but also the mainstream chains like Tesco and Sainsbury’s. Although with time some of these supermarkets are providing an impressive variety of vegan goods, these are mixed in with non-vegan items and in my experience not always labelled 100% correctly, causing some nervousness in my purchases.

So, instead of shouting with joy in the street, I contained myself long enough to give Veganz (the German company behind the new supermarkets) a call to find out more. Due to my overexcitement and persistence, I was lucky enough to get an interview with the marketing manager Ivonne Meyer and the founder Jan Bredack.

It came as no surprise to me to learn that Veganz is a labour of love, but also brings a fiercely ambitious and entrepreneurial spirit. Founder Jan was a lifelong employee of luxury car manufacturer Daimler, rising to technical director and running the company’s Russian manufacturing facility. Around the same time, he met the love of his life and she just happened to be a vegetarian. She spurred him to ‘question the cruelty surrounding eating meat and fish’ so the couple soon began to live vegan. They saw how difficult it was to buy vegan items so Jan took a risk on a new venture — he invested his money to build the first vegan supermarket in Berlin.  And so Veganz was born in 2011. Today, Veganz has four stores, and big plans to expand across Europe.


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Kindness and compassion
Begin with our meals.
Animals are not food courses,
They are beings that think
And feel!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


17 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2014 1:17 pm

    FANTASTIC NEWS, LETS HOPE THIS IS THE FIRST O MANY THAT ARE OPENING IN LONDON AND EVERYWHERE IN THE UK 🙂

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    • January 23, 2014 1:19 pm

      I hope so, too. And while they are at, across the pond as well! Thanks, Linda.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    January 23, 2014 1:32 pm

    Kindness and compassion
    Begin with our meals.
    Animals are not food courses,
    They are beings that think
    And feel!

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  3. January 23, 2014 4:14 pm

    Awesome! An idea whose time is long past due! Please bring this to the states asap! Hmm, now that’s an idea… any interested backers? – Kathleen Lowson, Director, CRY OF THE INNOCENT: The Voices That Can’t Speak http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cry-of-the-innocent-the-voices-that-can-t-speak/x/1717367

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    • January 23, 2014 6:49 pm

      We need Bill Gates (he is actually a backer for eggless eggs!). Thanks, Kathleen, great idea. 🙂

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  4. narhvalur permalink
    January 23, 2014 5:49 pm

    Reblogga detta på Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  5. January 23, 2014 6:50 pm

    Thank you, Ann!

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  6. January 24, 2014 3:10 am

    Wonderful news. I only wish they’d come to Sweden too.

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  7. January 24, 2014 5:44 am

    Thank you Stacey, for sharing this. One of my dreams has come true in my lifetime! Around the world we go…

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  8. January 24, 2014 2:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Are there chicken sheds in heaven? and commented:
    Yay!

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