Tuesday, 8 April 2014


STOP PRESS: Next date announced Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th May at Hildreds in Skegness.  Tasty local fresh foods to taste.  Batemans are already booked.

Business was booming for Select Lincolnshire for Food’s Pop-Up Shop during Discover Lincolnshire Weekend  Saturday 22 and 23 March 2014.

Taking place at Skegness’s Hildreds Shopping Centre, thousands of customers flocked to the fully functioning shop over the two days.

Selling directly to customers was Mountain’s Boston Sausage; Spire Chocolates of Louth; Sweet Heat Chilli from Horncastle; Cote Hill Cheese from Market Rasen; Spilsby’s Moden Plumbread and Ownsworth’s Rape Seed Oil of Fulbeck.

Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager for Select Lincolnshire for Food said the Pop-Up Shop has exceeded all expectations, and that plans are in place to organise more. “I’m extremely grateful to Hildreds Shopping Centre for giving us the opportunity to create a Pop-Up Select Lincolnshire Shop”, she said. “It has given smaller Lincolnshire businesses the chance to sell directly to the public.

“For the customers, the Pop-Up Shop helped them discover new locally produced artisan food. As well as meet the producers who lovingly crafted it.

“The Pop-Up Shop is one example of the business support package that Select Lincolnshire for Food is offering its members. And because it was so successful, we already have plans in the diary to do another one at Hildreds Shopping Centre during the three day Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of May [Saturday 24 to Monday 26).

Mary Davenport, of Cote Hill Cheese, said: “I’ve been a dairy farmer for forty years and diversified to make cheese nine years ago and this saved our business. Our cheese sells nationally, but I’m finding out local’s haven’t heard of us and it’s nice to make people aware and seek out local customers.” [Quote taken from: Skegness Standard]

If you are interested in taking part in the next Select Lincolnshire Pop-Up Shop at Hildreds Shopping Centre during Saturday 24 and Monday 26 May, please contact Gillian.Richardson@Lincs-Chamber.co.uk

For a full article on the success of the event, read it on the Skegness Standard Website.

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