12 Dec Opening Day!
OUNI is officially open today, Monday, December 12th, 2016!
The project first began exactly two years ago today, when Patricia, now President of OUNI’s Board of Directors, posted on Facebook: “Who wants to open a zero waste grocery store with me in Luxembourg?” By the following year, the seven founding members of the cooperative business had been assembled.
The cooperative was officially created in February 2016 with the ambitious goal of raising €180,000 in capital entirely from members, who each contribute a minimum share of €100. We reached this goal in only four months thanks to the amazing community support that spread word of the project across Luxembourg. We got wide press coverage, huge turnout to our info nights, and thousands of Facebook followers!
OUNI now has over 600 members, 250 of whom are active members who will each work 2 hours a month in the store alongside our two employees Valerie and Delphine, and two store managers Caroline and Anne. Together we’ve made this project a reality, putting in hundreds of hours of work in the last two years, and especially the last few months, and we’re so excited to be able to welcome you to Luxembourg’s first packaging-free grocery store!
Take a look back at the last year and get a sneak peek at the new store in the photos below: