Looking for an ethical place to invest? fresh-range, the Bristol-based online ethical food retailer, has launched a further equity investment opportunity in its bid to disrupt the £87 billion food market.
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign over the summer, the company raised its minimum target of £300,000 in just 24 hours in exchange for a 7.99% equity stake. fresh-range is now providing a further investment opportunity up to a higher total of £550,000 for nearly 15% in equity, so that they can go even further and faster with their innovation and broaden their customer expansion. Available on seedrs.com, the offer will close on 20 September 2017.
fresh-range is shortening the journey of food between producer and consumer, providing transparent provenance on food and making sure that everyone gets a fair deal. The online retailer offers freshly produced, locally sourced, award-winning produce in sustainable packaging, delivered direct from producers to the door, ensuring fewer food miles, and fairer prices for customers and producers. The company’s purpose is to develop food security for generations to come.
Rich Osborn, Founder and CEO of fresh-range said: “We’re on a mission. We believe local, fresh, seasonal food should be available to all, at an accessible price. That’s why we’ve created a new kind of food company – with short, light and fast supply chains to deliver the best local producers have to offer direct to the consumer.
“There’s great potential in the market and we are inviting people who share our vision for fresher, locally sourced food, to join us on our mission to change the food industry for good, and become part of our success story.”
Five fresh facts:
- Founded in 2014 by Bristol entrepreneur, Rich Osborn.
- 2,500+ local customers.
- Delivering to every Bristol and Bath postcode.
- 4 million meals were cooked by school kitchens across the South West using produce delivered by fresh-range during the last academic year.
- Two major universities in the South West are serving around 50,000 staff and students fresh produce from local farmers, makers and bakers sourced through fresh-range.
Simon Heppner, Founder of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, added: “I’ve invested in fresh-range because they are showing the potential to create positive waves in terms of sustainable food procurement across the UK. The traction they have already with local authorities, universities, and schools so early in their journey is impressive.”
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Take a look back at our Greenhouse Pioneer interview with fresh-range founder Rich Osborn to find out what inspired him to create this award-winning food delivery service. If you’re a company championing a more sustainable way of living and need help with your communications, please get in touch.