Yorkshire sustainability retailer The Refill Jar to upgrade into bigger premises

Sustainable retailer The Refill Jar is set to move to a new and larger home at Beverley’s Flemingate centre.

The Refill Jar is a zero waste shop which sells a range of food and non-food products that are plastic-free and eco-friendly. The shop enables customers to bring their own containers and utilise self-dispensers in the store to buy items by weight.

After four years in Butcher Row, in Beverley, The Refill Jar will soon move into a new home at the heart of Flemingate.

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Jamie Newson-Smith, owner at The Refill Jar, said: “The work of Sir David Attenborough, as well as other TV programmes and media coverage, has made us so much more climate aware as a society.

Jamie Newson-Smith, owner at The Refill Jar. Picture by Karl Andre Smit.Jamie Newson-Smith, owner at The Refill Jar. Picture by Karl Andre Smit.
Jamie Newson-Smith, owner at The Refill Jar. Picture by Karl Andre Smit.

“The Refill Jar was launched to play our part in combating the effects of climate change and to reduce the consumption of single use plastics. Since opening in November 2019, we’ve seen a rapid growth in our business, both in the shop and online. Customers love that they can come and get as much or little of an item as they need, reducing waste and also helping the planet at the same time.

“After four successful years in Beverley, our move to Flemingate will provide us with much-needed extra space to grow in a prominent location in the town.”

The Refill Jar is taking 5,000 sq ft of space over two floors at Flemingate, including more than 2,000 sq ft open to customers.

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The Refill Jar’s new base provides the business with distribution space to support its recent growth in online sales.

The Refill Jar will be open at Flemingate seven days a week, from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

The Flemingate store will feature new items including pet food and bird seed, which can be bought by weight.

The Flemingate centre is owned and operated by Hull-based property development and management business Wykeland Group.