A NEW grocery store has opened in Widnes that ‘doesn’t cost the earth’.

The Green Grocer, located in a shipping container at The Barnyards on Birchfield Road, also aims to be more environmentally friendly.

It specialises in organic fruit and veg while also providing a refile station for multiple household supplies.

The store, which opened this month, will also specialise in deliveries of subscription fruit and vegetable boxes.

Owner Nicola Inman was inspired to launch the business after watching Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II.

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She said: “Ever since watching Blue Planet II, it made me realise that every action has a consequence.

“I wanted to do something that could possibly help reduce the impact to the planet in the local community by being cost effective and convenient.

“I am aware that some greener products can cost a lot and with the cost of living going up, you don’t want items to cost the earth - in more ways than one!”

Launching the business was a change of career for Nicola who previously worked for a consultancy firm.

She wanted to have a career change to something that was more sustainable and would help provide a better work-life balance.

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Nicola also wants to set an example for her two-year-old son Felix.

She said: “I want to make sure I have helped reduce the impact of climate change in some shape or form so my son can have an environment he can grow up in that doesn’t resemble something out of the Disney film, Wall-E!”

To find out more, visit: Visit www.thegreenergrocer.uk