Melbourne, Australia, recently became home to The Cruelty Free Shop, the world's largest vegan retail shop. The Cruelty Free Shop is a mecca of 3,500 vegan-friendly products, including a wide range of products from cheese and clothing to cosmetics and household goods.
Jessica Bailey is the entrepreneur who originally launched The Cruelty Free Shop as an online store in 2001, which has since expanded to five brick-and-mortar locations across Australia. In comparison to its other locations, this newest shop in Melbourne is about six times larger, has a cafe and offers free food tastings.
Around the world, more and more all-vegan retail concepts are being launched in the form of restaurants, retail clothing stores and even deli-style "butcher" shops that deal exclusively with plant-based products.