The BiaBox Co-op is a social enterprise. It is a clever idea to bring together Consumers and Producers together in the one Co-op.
The aim of BiaBox is to create sustainable employment for Worker members of the Co-op by supplying a great delivery service of clean food to the Consumers members.
As well as being the first incubated enterprise of GET Local, BiaBox is also GET Local’s trading arm, generating a sustainable revenue stream which will fund the upcoming GET Local incubator to provide solutions for more resilient communities across Ireland. Further to supporting new enterprises to tackle the issues posed by an over reliance on fossil fuels, BiaBox is in itself an excellent way to partially solve these problems.
BiaBox is an online ordering low carbon home grocery delivery service, which will provide a full cost competitive grocery solution to members, sourced as much as possible from local and organic producers and manufacturers. BiaBox connects consumers with fresh, affordable and healthy produce, to their home or workplace, via our efficient electric cargo trike delivery vehicle.
Rationale for BiaBox
BiaBox ensures a sustainable marketplace for locally produced food by connecting customers with food from their area. Our menus are as local as possible, and over time as we support further local production, more local food will be added. The BiaBox model complements our strategy of supporting new community agriculture schemes and has the potential to boost employment in agriculture and food production in Ireland, which has fallen substantially in the last thirty years.
BiaBox is more than just a grocery delivery service. It offers a whole solution from ordering of produce, meal planning, recipe suggestion, right through to access of other services made available to biabox members. As well as having access to meal suggestions, BiaBox members will also be able to access tips on how to save money and reduce food waste, nutritional information and information on the producers and suppliers of their food. BiaBox members will also be able to view a history of their weekly shopping and spend. Over time BiaBox members will have access to an even greater array of fresh locally produced food.