Well, another one bites the dust!! 2021? So long!! Please don't write!
OK, OK... all things considered, the year that's just gone HAS been an improvement on the one that came before, and the deepest, darkest days of the pandemic are almost certainly behind us (the Omi-Christmas many of us have just suffered notwithstanding) PHEW! This isn't to say there haven't been challenges aplenty this year (fuel shortages, anyone?!) but, stiff upper lips and all, we keep on keeping on and 'normal' seems that little bit more within reach!
Behind the scenes here in the Mix? Not quite the unrelenting, full-on, online-order frenzy of 2020 and, as a result, not quite the gargantuan sense of achievement (and tearful relief!!) felt by all here this time last year but that isn't to say _BIG_ things haven't been achieved these past 365 days! Haha... literally 'BIG' things, in fact, in that we've finally moved into our somewhat more ambitious new warehouse HQ, hopefully a much more suitable home for us for the next 5+ years (see some of the snaps in the typically jumbled annual collage below!!)
Sure, we were sad to have said our final goodbyes to our battle-worn shop where we managed to meet so many of you and build this wacky business over the last 8+ years but onwards and upwards... by FAR the most ambitious project we've tackled but, going forward, we'll now be able to grow the team, hold still more delicious protein-packed goodies in stock and ship orders further and faster!! Oh... and we've built a new version of the shop in there so feel free to stop by to say hi, do a spot of shopping or collect your orders soon (and it was massively flattering when The Guardian came to visit!!)
...and on the online front? We also relaunched our website with a lick of paint and a few fun new features!! (Haha...and, as with the new warehouse counter, we're only too happy to welcome you there too!!)
Looking ahead, now the where is done and dusted (with our big move and all), 2022 is going to bring many changes to how we do things over here... what does this mean for you? It means changes you can actually see!! In other words... exciting stuff!
More will be revealed in the coming months but expect more (and shorter!) video content & behind-the-scenes access, a revivified loyalty programme, subscriptions (sorry you've had to bug us for so long for these!!), more special offers and sales, a more informative website, some returning favourites (who remembers Swolesome Foods?!) along with, as ever, the latest and greatest snacks and supps!! Annnddd... you'll be able to see us (at last!!) at BodyPower Expo in Birmingham in May!!
Gaaaah...but this is more than enough from me!! The only excessive 'ramble' folks should entertain on a New Years Day should be outside in the fresh air! :D
For now, just remains to say, from myself, Ant, Milli, Marcus and the whole Pick&Mix team...THANK YOU!!
We wish you the very best for a bright and fulfilling new year ahead, full of (pleasant) surprises, bold adventures, rewarding experiences, family, friendship and achieved goals!! (Haha, soooo... nothing all that ambitious, huh? Gotta shoot for the stars!!)
Go get it, guys!! And we look forward to seeing you back in the Mix soon!