Independent health food shop owner Jane Pearson and her co-workers are celebrating their first year of trading in Sudbury.
Health Foods For You in Friars Street opened last May and stocks a large range of health food and nutrition products, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food, and organic skin care ranges and cosmetics.
“It’s taken a little while for people to find us,” said Jane, from Belle Vue Road. “But more and more people are coming in now and seem to be pleased with what they find.
“We had a lovely week last week for our first anniversary and, as well as the girls, I would like to thank all of our local and new customers for their support.
“We are the only independent health food shop in Sudbury now,” she added.
Jane, who comes from a health and beauty background, opened the shop after being made redundant from a health food shop in North Street, along with her colleagues Kath Phillips, Caron Downs and Vanessa Bremner. The women all work together again in Friars Street.
On Sunday, Jane is having a stall at the Taste of Sudbury food festival.
Her plans for the future include having a nutritionist visit the store every third Thursday of the month, from 2pm, to give advice and offer help to customers.