I started buying wholesale from Goodness in the early 80s.
They delivered every week to the restaurants & shops that I ran.
This 'retail' side of their business - orders delivered or collect from Daventry - is very, very convenient to use & the delivery charges are highly competitive.
A 1995 article from their wholesale website - http://www.goodness.co.uk/history_of_goodness.html
~ GOODNESS FOODS evolved out of a group of born-again Christians all attending the same Jesus Fellowship Church. They wanted to start a business that, in the words of manager Ed Hunt, "would allow them to work out their ethics in a sympathetic business environment".
The company, which started out as a Northampton health food shop and swiftly developed into a 4,000 line wholesale business, is run on fairly strict business terms. It has some co-operative-type values but these stem from the teaching of Jesus on the equality of life: All 90 staff are part-owners of the business and receive the same salary and work opportunities.
This ties in to another reason Goodness is in business; to provide employment for members of the Jesus Fellowship Church, which includes therapeutic jobs for disadvantaged Church members. ~