How it all began…
We (Paul & Emma) left corporate Sydney in 2007 to pursue a sea change in beautiful Byron Bay. We purchased Edens Landing, a vibrant fruit, veggie and health food store and poured our hearts and soul into this busy business for 8 years. We were known for our amazing local and organic produce and our friendly service.
We realised that the health foods we stocked were heavily packaged and we knew that there was a better way! In May 2011 we extended the store to include a deli & juice bar and we started selling bulk foods in this space. We stocked about 40 products in gravity bins and we realised what a huge difference we could make if unpackaged foods were more readily available!
Specialised bulk food shop
We opened the first ‘Source’ store in May 2012 next door to our health food shop in Mullumbimby. The store took off and we were blown away! After the success of Mullumbimby we decided to live life and take a risk by opening another store where we used to live in Balmain, Sydney.
Our Balmain store was met with the same enthusiasm and passion as our Mullumbimby store and has been thriving since it opened in December 2012. In December 2013 due to the growing demand we opened our 3rd store in Willoughby in Sydney’s North Shore and shortly after this we opened in the main street of Byron Bay. We now have over 30 stores around the country!! Click here to see our growing list of store locations.
Our online store launched in May 2014 and we are thrilled to ship our amazing selection of products to customers all around Australia!
New Stores Coming Soon!
We are proud to say that The Source is now the biggest specialised bulk food retailer in Australia!! Thanks to the huge success and popularity of our stores we have big plans to branch out around Australia and we are actively looking for Franchise Partners who share our passion and dedication to sustainability.
We have great sites in the pipeline and we look forward to opening a ‘Source’ store near you very soon!
A relaxed, old school environment
We are extremely passionate about customer service. We want to ensure all our customers leave our stores happy! The Source Bulk Foods provides a relaxed old school environment where there is always time for a chat and the sharing of ideas and information is welcomed.
A business with soul is what we are all about!
The Source Bulk Foods is heavily involved in the community and believes in supporting local issues and charities. We are passionate about the environment and do what we can to minimise our footprint on the Earth. Our stores are proudly plastic bag free and we encourage you to bring your own containers, bags and bottles to refill. This is waste free grocery shopping at its best!
We scour the country looking for the best products available! We love to support boutique suppliers and we go out of our way to support Australian producers and growers wherever we possibly can.
We are beyond grateful for your support! It truly is an incredible way to shop and we are proud to bring this concept to you – together we CAN make a difference and reduce packaging waste in Australia!
Paul, Emma and the entire Source crew!Our Vibe