Sanjay Patel is owner of Well Natural in Salisbury and Lymington, and Temple Heath Foods in London. He’ll be sharing his insights and experiences of successful retail expansion on the show’s opening day (11am, 22 April).
Fellow panellists include:
— Alan Martin, co-owner of Food For Thought (with stores in Kingston Upon Thames, Guildford & Kew)
— Len Glenville & Melanie Beard, owners of Best Health Food Shop, in Tunbridge Wells and Shoreham-by-Sea
Why is it important to grow the natural and organic industry?
Firstly to create a better awareness of the lifestyle choices that are available. People are looking for ways to live a more natural, organic, sustainable and holistic life but they may not yet know where to start, how to follow it on, or even the full extent of what is actually available.
This will not only help the current generation, but future generations too.
How important is Natural & Organic Products Europe to you and the sector?
The show plays a significant role, as it allows suppliers to show their wares and stores etc to source new and innovating products relevant to our industry.
What do you want visitors to take away from your session at the show?
Hopefully more confidence in our industry, ideas to grow their own stores and possibly expand too.
Who or what inspires you to be even better?
Knowing the good we are able to do for the environment, people’s health and provide good quality products.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Not advice I have been directly given: Work hard, be honest, trust in your abilities and try to continuously do good, are values are live by.
See Sanjay at Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018
Ever wondered if you should expand and open your 2nd or 3rd shop?: 11am in the Natural Products Talks Theatre on Sunday 22 April.
The session will also feature Alan Martin, co-owner of Food For Thought; Len Glenville & Melanie Beard, owners of Best Health Food Shop; Shona Wilkinson (chair), technical and corporate nutritionist.
To register for a free trade ticket, please click here.