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When Mal and Berice Flannery set up their very first health food store in the Tweed in the 1970s they were pioneers. Now, the wheel is turning full circle and the new Flannerys Organic Health Food Store opening in Murwillumbah this weekend is the eleventh in a stable including Fundies in Lismore and Kunara on the Sunshine Coast – all three brands have each been operating for over 40 years.

The guiding principle is a belief in the power of nutrition – that food is medicine, and should be organic, where possible, to achieve the maximum nutrition, eliminating inflammation caused by pesticides and chemicals, as well as ensuring our Earth is cared for during the process of harvesting food.

The stores are centred around holistic wellness – they don’t just have fresh certified organic produce, wholefoods, but also the option to shop in bulk to save on packaging. They have household items that are safe to use in our homes and safe for our oceans; skin and oral care that protects and nourishes, without the harsh chemicals and hormone disruptors;, and local organic meat and eggs, not to mention the hundreds of gluten free and plant-based food options.

They also provide free qualified naturopathic advice in every store, as they believe that access to wellbeing advice should be available to all. It’s a personalised approach, depending on wherever you are at in your wellness journey. And naturally, there are quality supplements available and herbal tonics that they can mix in store. 

Store Manager, Micheal Boston, is a long time local to the area, along with a staff of ten local employees, including his partner Colleen (Cheketri). With over 30 years’ experience she has a wealth of naturopathic knowledge that she is only too happy to share. Conscious of the incredible farmland that surrounds them, Micheal and Cheketri say they, ‘are currently in talks with local producers to supply direct. Supporting our community full circle is a core value for us’.

‘Our community support is invaluable’, they say, ‘so we give back to say thank you to our regular customers and local charity drives, from giveaways such as infrared saunas and weekend stays at Gwinganna, to free recipes and wellness information, discount days and the option to earn points, which act as cash off your next shop.’

Flannerys Murwillumbah: open seven days a week from 7.30am, beginning Sat 4 June.
66 Murwillumbah Street
02 6678 2284
[email protected]


Flannerys Murwillumbah is holding their grand opening Saturday 4 June with 20 per cent off vitamins and supplements and a HUGE wholefoods goodie bag up for grabs (*the first 100 members that spend over $40 receive this incredible gift bag valued at over $200).

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  1. I’ve shopped at Kunara. Good people. And they were one of the places back home that have been ‘vaccine and mask neutral’ and ‘very flexible’ with their ‘compliance’, which my cousins have appreciated.


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