When fire ravaged Sudbury last year, Friars Street businesses saw shopper numbers decrease.
This was just one element that led to the decision by Sudbury independent shop Health Foods For You moving from Friars Street to new premises in North Street, which opened three weeks ago.
Jane Pearson has run the friendly business for more than four years, offering customers help and advice on health products and supplements, including locally-sourced, organic and vegan food – and now raw and super foods, which are all the trend.
Her new shop, close to Juniper Flowers and Rafi Spice Box, has brought in new faces and people who knew she was in Sudbury but ‘couldn’t be bothered’ to make the trip to her old shop.
Jane said: “I felt I’d reached my potential in Friars Street. So many people do not come to Friars Street to shop or browse and, since the fire in September, I felt I was not in a strong position to continue by just ticking over any more. My loyal customers just weren’t enough to make it viable to stay.”
“It’s early days, but I much prefer this location,” she added.
Jane and her staff have built up a reputation for giving helpful advice on products and options for healthly eating and wellbeing, especially intolerances to certain foods such as gluten and diary. www.healthfoodsforyou.co.uk