From our family run delicatessen in Stow on the Wold, in the Cotswolds, we sell high quality, up-market, fine food hampers throughout the year, but Christmas is by far the busiest time for us and we dispatch large numbers to all places across the U.K. The hamper side of our business has gradually increased over the years since we started creating and selling hampers over 20 years ago.
Hampers form ideal presents. They are appreciated by family, friends, customers, employees because with careful choosing they provide those extra special delicacies that help make Christmas a memorable festival.
Our hamper choice is wide. From small hampers costing £30 to woppers of £500 and more. Our customer base is equally impressive – from private individuals in private suburban houses to owners of Scottish baronial castles and large English country estates. We also provide hampers to corporate enterprises which over the years have included banks, insurance companies, motor distributors, steel, computer and pharmaceutical manufacturers, printers, software and graphic designers, hotels and many more. We have dealt with order sizes from single hampers to 300
BUT every customer is valued by us; every order is important to us and dealt with with equal diligence. Our diligence is borne out by our record. Of the many hampers made up on our premises in the weeks before Christmas and then despatched by carriers, there are problems with less than 0.05%. Remarkable considering the complexities of the logistics of distributing so many hampers around the UK at that time of year. And if there is a problem, we are on to it straight away and do not rest until it is put right.
A significant proportion of our Christmas orders is derived from repeat business. That we hope is down to the quality and speciality nature of the foods that we sell both through the shop and put into our hampers; to the reasonably priced wines; to helpful and efficient service; and to long experience. We try to buy locally produced foods – always providing that the quality meets our exacting standards.
Our fully illustrated brochure and web site list the standard, pre designed range of hampers – but we can make changes or create hampers to suit your particular wishes or submit ideas based on your price budget or as many now do, go into the “create your own section” and from the extensive list of foods there, make up your own.
There is a choice as to how the hampers are packed. There is the traditional lidded wicker picnic baskets. We also have specially designed gift boxes and just plain boxes. All are illustrated on the site. Costs inclusive of packaging are shown with each hamper and the choice is down to you except for the very big hamper whose weight needs the strong wicker baskets.
Our watch-words are – quality, service and flexibility.