October marks the start of Black History Month which gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of the black heritage and culture.
The event was first celebrated in 1987 in the UK, as events and celebrations continue throughout October.
As we are in the FMCG industry, we’ve selected a number of black-owned businesses that we want to celebrate and provide a platform to:
This father and son owned business sells the most delicious and mouth watering chocolatey treats topped with every sweet you could imagine! Their mission was to create a brownie where each bite was the “coveted corner piece” offering enough chew, goo, and chocolaty fudgy love in each mouthful. They ship their sweet treats nationwide, to order yours today click here.
This female, black-owned business was founded by two friends who met in university and shared the frustration of finding no afro hair products that work for them. That’s when they decided to create their own. The brand was voted BBFA Best Natural Hair Brand in 2018, and was the first british specifically for afro hair available in major retail, with their partnership with Whole Foods Market. Shop their products here.
Chocolate goodness! This business champions Ghanaian cocoa beans throughout their products. Founder, Nyanga, spent three years researching cocoa on her family’s farm, bringing the taste to London. But! don’t worry if you’re not a Londoner, hot chocolate kits are available for delivery across the UK, get yours here.
This beauty brand was created as a place for black women of colour of all backgrounds are welcomed and loved. Their focus is on making women feel good both inside and out, each brand and product has been personally approved by self-care beauty devotees Jacqueline Kusamotu and Abi Lawrence-Adesida who founded the brand in 2020. Shop here.
We’re thrilled to be supporting black-owned business’, just like Frank Ruzvidzo Marimo, World’s Food Buyer at Sainsbury’s, offers opportunities to small black-owned business. Check out the full LinkedIn post here.
The Buyer’s Discovery Club is dedicated to continuing the support and celebration of Black History, not just for the month. So, we’ll continue to be posting throughout the year and celebrating black-owned business’ in the FMCG industry.