8th Day News

Independents Day Celebration

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It’s Independents Day on the 4th of July, a celebration of the wonderful, diverse, independent businesses we have in the UK. As we are the winners of Natural products Best Independent Retailer 2013 we will be celebrating our winning of the award and thanking our customers who have chosen to support us by using our independent business with a full day of  free events such as food and wine tastings, sampling sessions, manicures, blood pressure checks and much, much more more!

Itinery of Events:

Demonstration Table:

10:00 – 11:00 Matcha Tea Tasting – our resident green tea expert Yoko will be preparing and tasting Matcha Tea.

11:00 -12:00 Bread Connections – meet Eric one of our local , independent bakers who supplies us with fantastic bread every Thursday. Expect to taste lots of delicious fresh baked bread.

12:30 -14:30 Galore Foods – meet Steve from Artisan Foods who will representing Galore Foods a local , independent supplier of jams, chutneys and pickles. Steve will be showcasing and tasting the new seasonal jams, Strawberry & Geranium and Gooseberry & Elderflower,

15:00 – 17:00 Try Me Now – meet Jo who will be tasting Sunita Cocoa Sesame Spread, a delicious, creamy treat perfect on bread and crackers and Sunita Juices which come in fantastic summer flavours of Lemon, Blood Orange and Mandarin.

17:30 – 18:30 – Wine Tasting – we will be tasting Il Sole a summary Italian white wine supplied by independent wine merchants Vintage Roots.


Nutrition Department:

10:00 – 12:00 Blood Pressure Checks – Ursula one of our resident nutritionists will be offering free blood pressure checks throughout the morning.

11:00 – 15:00 Terranova Life Drink Tasting – John from Terranova will be sampling shots of nutrient rich Life Drink.

13:00 – 15:00 Lamberts Healthcare – we have Nutritionist Katie Sheen who will offering nutritional advice and sampling of Lamberts supplements.

Throughout the day there will also be sampling and giveaways from Viridian, Bioforce and more.


Bodycare Department

10:00 – 12:00 Goody Bags – come to the bodycare department and receive a free sample bag of natural skincare items.

12:00 – 17:00 Free File & Polish – throughout the afternoon Julie our therapist will be offering express manicures using SpaRitual Polishes on a first come first served basis.


During the Day:

Throughout the day we will have visitors from other independent businesses such as Paul from Suma Wholefoods, who have kindly donated 500 Shop Local organic cotton bags which we will be giving away free on the day.


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