Dimensions Dru Health Store, Bangor
The 'Dimensions' story begins in the mid-eighties when a small group of idealistic Bangor University students sought to financially support themselves and make a difference to the world. They bought an existing business and the property in which it was housed.
So Dimensions started as a Fruit and Vegetable shop, specialising in soft fruits and speciality fruit and vegetables. It was ideally situated close to the hospital making it a great place to purchase flowers and fruit for family and friends who were hospitalized. Buying trips to Liverpool wholesale market meant that local restaurants and hotels could be serviced with all the fresh fruit and vegetables needed in their own kitchens. Then the hospital was closed and a supermarket moved in. Time to diversify!
The era of wholefoods began. Buying in all the dried ingredients (grains, pulses, beans, dried fruit, nuts etc.) and bagging them down to family size quantities. Then of course more supermarkets came to the area and over the years we’ve needed to diversify several times to stay in the game. First we moved into the branded health food products, then environmentally friendly household products, natural bodycare, and then to fairly traded gifts and also to food supplements and remedies. Of course we have kept selling organic fresh fruit and vegetables, bought from local growers where possible. Our latest diversification came when we launched the Dru Natural Foods brand and started importing, packaging and selling Organic Dru Barley Grass both wholesale and retail. As we were starting with the barley grass we launched our first website and web shop which we have revamped about a year ago.
We are now North Wales' most extensive health store carrying more than 3000 lines. Dimensions offers the possibility of a natural and healthy lifestyle and acts as an inspiration to thousands of people.
We wish to inspire a naturally healthier way of living for everybody, from young to old, from all walks of life. The ideal on which this is based is one of giving back to the world in which we live, an ideal that still burns brightly for us today. Our aim has always been to promote a positive, healthier and more peaceful existence for adults and children alike, giving back to the community by channelling resources into good causes.
We regularly support local organisations and events and take food parcels to organisations supporting homeless and vulnerable people. We also support the World Peace Flame project.
Our Mission Statement
To help people create optimum health by sourcing and supplying innovative, natural, organic and ethical foods, supplements, remedies and lifestyle options, while at the same time respecting and preserving a sustainable environment for future generations.