A look back at everything that’s happened this year…
It’s been another incredible year here at Macknade Fine Foods and boy have we been busy!
We kicked off 2015 with our new loyalty scheme in place – the ‘Macknade Community Scheme’, which has now grown to include almost 3000 customers.
Next up was the launch of our new website in February – a process that started way back in 2013. We are so proud of the end result and must say a special thank you to The Hideout who did most of the hard work.
Then came our Bluewater pop-up, which opened in April! This was an incredible project, giving us the opportunity to showcase the business in another part of Kent, in one of the busiest shopping centres in the country.
In September, we opened our butchery counter at Selling Road – something that has been in the pipeline for a very long time. It is a great addition to the store and Roy, Andy & Zak have done a wonderful job making it a success.
2015 saw us say goodbye to a number of our staff, but we also welcomed lots of new faces into the fold. We were named Retailer of the Year at the Taste of Kent Awards and were also named the Great Taste Shop of the Year Runner Up, beating the likes of Harrods & Selfridges.
And finally we’ve made it to Christmas, our biggest (and busiest!) period. We love the buzz in the shop, seeing & talking to all our customers and despite the craziness, it is without a doubt our favourite time of year.
So all that’s left to say is thank you for shopping us and we’ll see you all in 2016. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all the team!