Learn more about ACO client, Wray Organic, the Australian Organic Annual Awards Gold winner in the Retailer of the Year (retail store) category.
What…do you do?
We are a certified organic retailer and café.
Where…are you located?
Brisbane locations are Cannon Hill, Cleveland, Indooroopilly, Mt Gravatt, Newmarket & North Lakes, Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, Ipswich & Toowoomba in regional Qld and Tamworth NSW.
When…did you become certified?
Why…did you become certified?
The word ‘organic’ is used a lot at farmers markets etc. We wanted to offer our customers a guarantee that when we say a product is ‘organic’ it is.
What is your organic story?
I first became interested in organic food when my son was unwell at the age of 16. A mother with a sick child very quickly learns what needs to be done to make your child well again. The more I learnt about the way food is being grown, processed and stored, the less I bought from a supermarket. The doctor suggested my son eat certified organic food so I used to shop all over the place trying to find it. The good news is my son recovered his health and for myself, I lost weight and felt an increase in my energy levels. I realised there is a higher level of living that I would never have discovered if my son hadn’t become unwell. I sold my house and my partner sold his business and we opened our first store, a one stop organic grocery store with a huge range of certified organic fruit and veg and not full of pills & potions.
What do you love most about your business?
Children become interested in food again. So many of the families who shop in our stores notice this. Their children had stopped eating apples, grapes, lettuce, etc. Certified organic food offers lots of flavour & no bitterness from synthetic chemicals.
Also, so often people want to eat organic, but it is not easily available. By opening a store we make it convenient for people to shop every day.
Food is such an important part of our lives & through eating the certified organic foods that we offer, we change peoples lives. There are so many wonderful stories of improved health from our customers.