A new business called Good Sixty has launched in Bristol, making it easier than ever to ‘shop local’. Their aim is to help create wealthier, better-connected communities by making independent food stores more accessible, by connecting people with hidden gems, micro producers and the best independent retailers near where they live or choose to visit.
Consumer demand for better, ethical, convenient food is at an all-time high, and shopping locally has a positive impact on our neighbourhoods, giving money back to the local economy and strengthening communities.
Good Sixty champions its High Street Heroes (the businesses listed on the website), giving customers the chance to shop more conscientiously and conveniently. Using the latest technology, the Good Sixty website allows you to browse and buy local produce online at any time.
The retailers manage their own delivery slots so nearly all those featured on the site will soon offer delivery to local homes and businesses. They also all offer a ‘Click & Collect’ service – a great solution for people who can’t guarantee they will be at home to receive deliveries.
Already, there are over 25 retailers are selling their wares through Good Sixty, with 14 categories listed so far: greengrocers, wholefoods shops, butchers and Halal butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, delis, patisseries, wine merchants, micro-distilleries and more. You’ll even find an increasing number of Bristol’s favourite cafés and restaurants on the site too.
Items can be bought individually from every shop on Good Sixty but imaginative ‘Bundles’ make the Good Sixty shopping experience both simpler and more interesting. For example, Source Food Hall’s bundles include the “Protein Pack”, containing chicken fillets, cod fillets, beef steaks, organic Cheddar and free range eggs; while Scoopaway on Gloucester Road offer bundles for making cakes, breads and curries. You’ll find West Country Dinner Party Bundles from The Bristol Cheesemonger and gin and tonic kits from Psychopomp, as well as boxes of spirits, wines and beers from the likes of Weber and Tring’s and Grape & Grind.
It’s perfect timing with Christmas just around the corner too, with the likes of Arch House Deli offering a range of hampers to buy via Good Sixty.
Good Sixty founder Chris Edwards grew up in Bristol, and still lives here too. He says, “I’ve always had Bristol’s Gloucester Road on my doorstep and value the wealth of independent shops there. Good Sixty wants to help make shops like these a viable shopping option for even the busiest Bristolians and visitors to the city. Many people want to support their local high streets more but simply don’t have the time to buy groceries from specialist shops or hunt out their local producers. By showcasing them all in one place on Good Sixty, shopping locally becomes much easier. Good Sixty and the service we provide will become an essential part of our High Street Heroes’ business in this digital age, helping these excellent retailers and producers share their passion and build on their loyal customer base.”
He adds, ‘The idea to feature all the retailers and producers as ‘High Street Heroes’ was a simple one. The biggest advantages many of these retailers have over the big supermarkets are the individuals who own them and work there. Their expertise is second to none and the passion is infectious, so the more people find out about them, the more likely they are to shop from them.’