Goodbye Louis

We have had a busy and productive start to the year. You may not have heard from us in awhile but we have been scouting the local organic small farms to bring you new and exciting products and ideas.

Goodbye Louis
Last week, the Ethical Co-op lost one of our dear colleagues, Louis Phiri, who passed away last week. He has been off work for the last few months resting in Zimbabwe with his family, and was hopeful of returning soon each time we spoke to him, so it came as a heavy blow to hear the news this week. Some of you might remember when his brother Robson passed away in September 2012. Everyone who has ordered from Ethical has been touched by Louis’s positivity and his energy when he took over as the night shift supervisor, leading the team packing through Tuesday and Wednesday nights before the boxes go out early the following mornings.

NEW Products This Week
Chocolate full cream yoghurt from Camphill Dairy.

Also, be sure not to miss out on our fresh delivery of local seasonal organic Avocados, Naartjies, Sweet Potatoes, Quince and Coriander (Dhania).

There are new plants, seedlings and seeds available this week from SEED, Mitchells Plain and White Mountain, Wolesly in our ‘Home and Garden’ section.

NEW Collection Points
We have opened a few new collection points in the last couple of months: Newlands, Komati Foods in Observatory, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Paarl and Wellington. All details are on our website – remember that if your current collection point is closed, or you want to choose a more convenient one, you can change your default collection point by going to “Change details” after logging in.

We are also looking for new collection points in Sea Point and Belleville. If any one knows of a coffee or health shop, deli or, farm stall that would like to host us please let us know.

Housekeeping
We have been taking a close look at the feedback we have been receiving. We really value any comments, complaints and queries so keep them coming! It appears some of our customer service queries were being answered late, or not at all. Please accept our apologies if you’ve been affected. We’ve made some changes which should ensure much quicker responses and that nothing slips through the cracks in future. If you still have an unresolved issue, please send it through again and we’ll do our best to sort it out promptly this time!

It’s competition time!
We are looking for catchy, fun, fresh and creative slogans and pictures to brand our new delivery trucks that aligns our ethics and values. The best slogan of the competition will win free weekly veggie boxes for 3 months. Thats right! You heard us! Free veggies!

Re-use and Recycle
We love re-using, so please return egg boxes, punnets, 1 litre and 500ml glass jars and the flattened cardboard boxes, and we’ll put them to good use again.

Comment ( 1 )

  1. ian

    Very sad to hear about Louis. He had such a difficult life, but faced it with such positivity