Meet the Expert with James Martin

As part of Jempson’s 85th Anniversary celebrations, we proudly present an intimate demonstration of cookery with the acclaimed celebrity chef, television presenter and author James Martin at our Peasmarsh Superstore on Friday 12th June 2020.

James Martin is one of the nation’s favourite chefs. Over the past 24 years he has presented some of the most popular cooking shows on television and has published 18 best-selling books as well as an autobiography and writes regular Newspaper and magazine columns.

Tickets are subsidised to £10.00 each and are exclusively only available for purchase in-store from ‘Customer Services’ at the Peasmarsh Superstore.

Events will be held at 6pm and 8pm.

Places are limited and we expect demand to be very high, so don’t delay!

Copies of James’ brand-new book ‘Islands to Highlands’ will be in-store to purchase, which he will be signing after each event.

James’ legendary cooking skills will on display, dazzling the audiences with his skill, speed and dexterity, and of course his usual unabashed humour.

This is cooking at its very best, we hope that you can join us for what promises to be a great evening!

Our gratitude is extended to our partners and sponsors of this event:

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar – Zero Sugar, great Coke taste

McDougalls Flour – Baking with Love Since 1864

Lurpak Butter – Good Food Deserves Lurpak

Hardy’s Wine – Established 1853

Peroni – The True Taste of Italy

Finalist – The Grocer Gold Awards 2019

The Grocer Gold Awards celebrate and recognise the very best standards in grocery retail & rewards only the highest levels of service, initiative and commitment in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods sector.

A big thank you to all our suppliers and customers for their support!

Alfred’s 40th year at Jempson’s is a ‘Cut Above the Rest’

Alfred has celebrated his 40th anniversary for working at the family owned Jempson’s superstore recently.

Alfred commenced working for Jempson’s in 1979 for Harold Jempson & Michael Bailey and remembers every day at 9.30am the bell rang once, signalling all men to go for their morning coffee break and again at 10am for ladies! He also remembers the bread strike in 1978, when Jemspon’s bakers were working all day and night making thousands of loaves of bread a week, never turning a customer away! Stephen and Andrew Jempson used to take Alfred to the markets in Paris sourcing fresh produce and delicious cheeses for the Deli, Stephen recalls, “that was when he finally got a passport!”

Alfred, speaking of his career to date says ‘It is incredible seeing how the business has grown over the years. Harold always maintained he would never open another store and just look at what Jempson’s has achieved, I have thoroughly enjoyed every year with Jempson’s, we have some wonderful customers and a fabulous team’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘Alfred has become the embodiment of what Jempson’s stands for, always offering a first class service with the very best product knowledge’ he continued ‘Alfred has an invaluable passion to his work and along with his commitment has proved to be a very valuable asset to the company he is a true Jempson’s ‘Local Hero’.

Bake Off Winner Cooks up a Storm at Peasmarsh Superstore

Celebrity chef, author and television presenter Nadiya Hussain hosted two cookery demonstrations with a book signing at our Peasmarsh Superstore recently.

The sold out event was a resounding success, seeing the chef cooking three dishes from her book ‘Nadiya’s British Food Adventure’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘It was a genuine pleasure to welcome Nadiya to the store, we hope that our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening, it certainly looked as though they did, we would like to thank them for coming as well as our sponsors, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, McDougalls Flour and Lurpak butter for their support’ he continued ‘We are already working on next year’s ‘Meet the Expert’ event, and look forward to announcing it soon!’


* Image courtesy of Glyn Johnson from Wot’s Cooking.

Jempson’s in the vanguard, now and then

Our promotional material often includes a photograph, taken in the 1930s, of George Jempson’s first delivery van. The van symbolizes several features associated with Jempson’s. George bought the van to help him expand his business by delivering bread and groceries from the bakery and shop in Peasmarsh to the surrounding villages, isolated farms and to the fields during harvesting.

The two lads in the photograph, Nigel Sheather and Desmond Wells, were long serving employees of Jempson’s. We have an enviable reputation for staff loyalty. Enterprise and skilled committed staff are two important factors in our history. No less important are our reputation for honest trading, customer service and sourcing produce and products locally whenever possible. We have been rewarded by customer loyalty so enabling to grow and diversify the business.

The replica van shown in this picture is modelled on those used by tradesmen sixty years ago. We consider ourselves to be progressive yet mindful of our heritage. That legacy is symbolised by the van. There’s a touch of nostalgia in most people, we enjoy the occasional stroll down Memory Lane. Indulge us if you will. Enjoy the van when its displayed at Peasmarsh and when we use it for special promotions. We hope you will see it as a representation of enduring values and reassurance in a seemingly fickle world.