‘Devastated’ TVK founders announce business wind-down

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The co-founders of The Vegan Kind (TVK) say they are “absolutely devastated” to announce that its online supermarket business and subscription box service operations are being wound down. 

The plant-based food retailer went into administration in October. Attempts to restructure and revive the business were unsuccessful. 

In a blog post, the company said: “Whilst we were hopeful that the recent restructuring would enable us to establish a viable business into the future, it has now become clear that this cannot be achieved.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their incredibly loyal support over the years. We hope that you enjoyed the service we provided, especially through Covid. Sadly, the realities of the current economic climate have left us no option but to cease operations.”

TVK days its November subscription boxes have been shipped, and the final December boxes will be despatched over the next two weeks next couple of weeks”.

On LinkedIn, TVK co-founder, Scott McCulloch, said: “We are deeply saddened for everyone and anyone affected; from the staff, suppliers, shareholders and investors, and also of course the loyal, supportive customers. There is nothing we can say which makes this any better, and we just both wish so badly that TVK had been able to survive its recent challenges.”

Established in 2013, Glasgow-based business TVK became the UK’s largest online supermarket dedicated solely to plant-based products, servicing thousands of customers through a next-day delivery model nationwide. 

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