This week saw the opening of a new Planet Organic health and wellbeing store in Hampstead High Street, North London – its 13th store in the capital.

The launch coincides with Black Friday week and the retailer is offering ‘some mighty discounts’ as well as further opening offers such as a goodie bag for all customers who spend over £30.

The new space has a smoothie, juice and coffee bar, a large unpackaged section for food, beauty and cleaning products, and like all its stores, the Hampstead Planet Organic will be zero food waste.

“We’re delighted to finally open a store in Hampstead, especially in time for Christmas,” says Al Overton, Planet Organic’s buying director commenting on the opening. “Few parts of London have stronger communities and we’re anxious to become a meaningful, useful addition to the excellent high street.”

Planet Organic plans to forge relationships and partnerships with local businesses, groups and schools and has already supported the Hampstead Christmas tree and lights with a £1,000 donation.

“Recent times on the high street have been challenging,” Overton adds. “But Planet Organic continues to grow to meet the strong demand from customers who are interested in both their own health and in global sustainability. That demand has grown, driven by the pandemic and the growing environmental crisis. Shoppers seek retailers that cater equally to their health and ecological concerns, and Planet Organic is reaching these customers with new stores and a growing online presence. We’ve been in business for more than 25 years and our original mission, eat well, live better, is more pertinent now than ever. We remain committed to it.”

The Hampstead launch comes ahead of George Dymond, former head of international at Holland & Barrett, starting his time as new Planet Organic CEO on 1 December.

A 14th Planet Organic store is scheduled to open on 14 December on Broadway Market in Hackney.