End of an Era: A Farewell to Individual Lunch Deliveries
It's been a busy year - exciting, fast paced, eye opening, insightful and more enjoyable than we could have ever imagined. Looking back to our first day of business when we excitedly prepared and delivered less than 10 lunch boxes from our home kitchen, we never thought we'd get to where we are now in just over a year. The decision to discontinue our individual lunch offering is definitely a bittersweet one, and because we want to involve you in every decision and chapter along the way, it's time to explain this decision in a little more detail, as well as give some insight into the exciting projects that lie ahead!
Our goal from the beginning has always been to make delicious, natural free from food convenient and accessible in every day life. At the start, delivering healthy lunches across London was the best way for us to do this, but since branching into the world of retail, we've found this to be much more effective - allowing you access to delicious food whenever you want it, not just when the delivery slot will allow.
This also brought with it the development of new ranges: although pollen HQ was always full of exciting breakfasts experiments, dinner plans and snacks, these were never available to you. Introducing our breakfast pots, snack pots and sweet treats range to retail alongside our lunch boxes meant a larger availability of free from deliciousness, for whatever your mood and needs - want porridge at 3pm, now you can!
So with all these changes, lunch deliveries no longer seem like the most efficient way to reach you. And if we bid farewell to these, it means much more time to spend expanding, improving and perfecting our retail and group offering.
SO WHAT'S NEXT?
Now for the exciting part - the new changes and updates we have planned over the summer months! Our weeks have been filled recently with recipe testing, product planning and eating numerous variations of granola, porridge, falafel, compotes and dressings (it's a hard job, but someone's got to do it), all in the name of product development to bring you a whole new range of delicious, natural products. We aim to make these healthier, tastier and more appealing than ever before - working closely with our naturopath, reading your opinions and lots of research to ensure maximum nutrition and only the best ingredients and natural sweeteners are used.
For the first time, we'll also be taking our entire range online. This isn't the end for our online retailing, in fact you might say it's only just the beginning. Instead of having lunch delivery only online, you'll now be able to order the entire range - mass purchase of banana bread and porridge? It's time. Our retail range will be available through online email order until mid-summer, when we will be launching our full online store.
We're also working continuously on expanding our availability across London and in the future, nationwide, so be sure to keep an eye out for us, and thank you for joining us on this exciting journey!