A UNIVERSITY tutor’s memories of shopping with her grandmother have inspired her to open her first store.

Like Nana Did, based on Market Street, Otley, is a weigh-and-pay style household goods ‘refill store’ - with zero packaging.

Designed to support sustainability and reduce waste, the shop is stocked with a variety of dried goods including pasta, pulses, beans, cereals, nuts and dried fruit.

Customers can also replenish things like washing up liquid, household cleaners and hand soap there, while items for sale include a range of bamboo toothbrushes, glass jars and other containers.

Like Nana Did is the first retail venture for owner Jo Lyons, a university maths tutor from Otley.

She said: “Like so many people I’ve been shocked by the images of plastic waste accumulating on our beautiful planet.

“I was becoming increasingly frustrated by the excessive amount of packaging buying everyday goods created.

“I remembered my days as a little girl when my Nana took me to her local refill shop in Urmston, Manchester to stock up on corn flakes which I had for breakfast with warm milk and sugar. She was the inspiration for the shop.

“I’m also a great believer in the community and the general wellbeing benefits of shopping local and supporting the High Street.

“My shop has joined two other recently opened enterprises – a florists and a greengrocers – on Market Street. We’re adding, not just to the variety of useful shops in Otley, but also to the hustle and bustle of a thriving town centre.”