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A long time ago on a distant planet called the mid-eighties a recent language graduate was facing a dilemma.  College had been a blast but, on second thoughts, Ger wasn’t sure that a career in teaching or translation was beckoning with quite the insistence it had been, so, when a friend mentioned the Start your own Business Course that he’d just gotten onto (can anyone remember AnCo?), Ger had one of those ‘lightbulb moments’.  Retailing was in the blood (he’d grown up in a grocery shop) but ‘How could it involve all this?’ he asked as he tended his beloved herb garden.  Then it dawned, Health Stores sell all things herbal, don’t they?  One AnCo Start your own Business Course and a few days pounding the pavement filling in market research questionnaires later, Only Natural opened to the Wexford public on 1st of November 1985.

Thirty years is a long time and we’re really proud to have been a part of retailing in Wexford for so long.  I’d like to say a big, big ‘Thank you’ to all our many loyal customers over the years for your continuing support and hope that, with that loyal support and custom and our passion and expertise, we’ll continue as Wexford’s most established Health Store for many years to come.  We’ve worked hard to make that happen.  Over the last few years we’ve introduced our Only Natural Loyalty Card Scheme to bring you the best value we possibly can.  We’ve also developed our Website to make it a mine of information via our blogs (check us out at, though, if you just don’t do websites, we’re always here for a chat!  Oh, and if you’d like to shop in Only Natural without leaving home, we plan to be selling on line in the very near future.

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All through October we’ll be bringing you some extra special deals and every thirtieth customer will get 30% off their shopping bill (it could be you!).  As for “The Virtuous Tart – Taking the hell out of Healthy” in the Spiegeltent, that’s going to be a lot of fun so get your ticket soon!
You bet I’m glad I didn’t decide to become a teacher.  I’d have missed out on so much.

Gerald & team