Saturday, April 20, 2024

Zero waste supermarket The Clean Kilo reveals second branch location

The eco-friendly supermarket has finally announced its second location, with plans to open in Bournville at the beginning of November.

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the reveal of the location of The Clean Kilo’s second Birmingham store since it announced its opening earlier this Summer. And it seems the new sibling of the flagship store in Digbeth will be opening its doors from 249 Mary Vale Road – right at the heart of the Bournville community.

Since its opening in 2018, The Clean Kilo has been flying the flag high for guilt-free groceries – encouraging customers to think carefully about food quantities and packaging in order to minimise wastage. It is the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK, and has become an inspiring attribute to the city.

And now, scientist Tom Pell is opening a second store in the quaint village of Bournville. The location was decided after their Facebook poll revealed a huge demand from South Birmingham suburbs such as Selly Oak, Stirchley and Kings Heath. Bournville, therefore, proved to be the perfect location in between these suburbs and had a “highly environmentally conscious, residential neighbourhood.”

The environmental ethos will certainly find its home amongst the Bournville community. The landlady of the new Clean Kilo location herself runs Sember – a small family business that sells organic children’s clothing and toys. This new store will thus undoubtedly be embraced by the community, and highlight Bournville’s eco-friendly spirit.

The Clean Kilo owe the ability to open their new store to funding received from FedEx small business grant, as well as their own personal lifetime savings. Help is therefore always welcome; if you are free to pop in at any point for a couple of hours, email:; or phone 0121 389 3473. With an ambitious opening for the beginning of November, it’s all hands on deck!

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Rhiannon Davies

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