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New Lockdown Safety Measures Introduced

With Coronavirus cases on the increase, we have added a raft of further safety measures for the reassurance of both our colleagues and customers throughout the latest national lockdown.

The additional procedures include the following:

  • Regular specialist fogging and disinfection deep-clean treatment of all stores

This will be carried out by local company Calendar Cleaning and includes out of hours deep clean fogging of all the public areas.

  • New re-useable and washable face masks have been issued to all colleagues.  
  • Our own in-house fogging and disinfection deep clean treatment of all colleague areas in all stores

Stephen Jempson said “It goes without saying that the wellbeing and health & safety of everyone who enters a Jempson’s store is absolutely paramount, all can be assured that everything we can possibly implement is being done”.

Jingle all the way on the Children’s ward

Seventy-three of our colleagues from the Peasmarsh Superstore, have gifted over 100 Christmas presents to the Kipling Children’s Ward at the Conquest in Hastings, for those who will be in hospital over the festive season.

Abbey Tank said “My colleagues and I decided that after such a tumultuous year, instead of our usual ‘Secret Santa’, it would be a truly lovely gesture to give presents instead to those children in our local hospital who cannot be home with their families this Christmas, and will have further visiting restrictions due to Covid” she continued “We have presents for boys and girls of all ages, from newborns to 10+ which were chosen by the team, then wrapped and labelled. We hope that this is a little something that will help brighten-up their time whilst they are recuperating”

Gifts were donated to ward nurses and will be distributed on Christmas morning.

Ho Ho Ho!

Rye Food Bank Appeal £18,000.00…and counting!!

A massive ‘Thank you’ for the donations you have all made to Rye Food Bank so far.

Our charitable trust, The Jempson Foundation has been accepting monetary donations on behalf of the Rye Food Bank.

To date £18,000.00 has been raised for the appeal.

Stephen Jempson said “We are still living in unprecedented times, but we must not forget those within our community that rely on food banks” he continued “The need now is higher than we can ever remember. We have personally heard of some most distressing cases, so I do thank you for your continued generosity. We, at The Jempson Foundation have pledged to play our part, in making donations, providing goods at cost prices and challenging our supplier base to assist where they can” he concluded “Chris and her team at the Rye Food Bank are doing incredible work distributing goods to the needy and I can convey their grateful thanks to you all”.

Donations are gratefully received via the Jempson Foundation website – www.jempson-foundation.org/rye-food-bank/

James Martin – ‘Meet the Expert’ – Update

The safety of Jempson’s customers and colleagues is paramount, therefore for everyone’s health, wellbeing, confidence, and safety we have decided to again re-schedule our ‘Meet the Expert’ cookery demonstration with James Martin.

Our planned events on Friday 4th December 2020 will now be held on Friday 25th June 2021.

The show times will remain at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm (with a book signing afterwards).

Please keep hold of your ticket, it will be valid, but note that it is not transferable to a different event time.

We look forward to seeing you all in June.

Stephen Jempson

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 Wines – Established 1853

Peroni – The True Taste of Italy

Government Lockdown November 5th 2020

Government Lockdown November 5th 2020

Further to the H.M. Govt announcement on Saturday 31st October, we would like to reassure all customers and supporters of the following:

Stock Availability

We have good availability at present – there is NO need to panic buy.

Our local suppliers for produce, meat and dairy products are expecting higher demand and are prepared.

Our bakers and confectioners will continue to work around the clock to maintain demand.

Opening Hours

We may have to slightly reduce our opening hours to allow for replenishment in the evenings.

This will be updated shortly.

Home Deliveries

We have a dedicated team contactable on 01797 226 044 option 4 ‘Home deliveries’. Please leave all details there.

We will endeavour to deliver the following day.

We have scaled up our Home Delivery Team in readiness for the expected higher demand.

Thank you for all your help, understanding and support to date.

Finally, an APPEAL

We are acutely aware that some are suffering badly as a result of the pandemic. Please do let us know if you or anyone you know has been affected.

There is no need to suffer unnecessarily, we have created a hardship fund for those in the local community and expect it to be used.

All correspondence will be totally private and no PR or advertising will result from any contributions given or forwarded to those in need.

Please email all details to mail@jempsons.com

With our best wishes to all,

Stephen & all the teams at Jempson’s Stores & The Rye Bakery

We’re ‘Delivering the Goods’

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing with the Home Delivery Service introduced during Covid 19 on a permanent basis.

Stephen Jempson said “We started our home delivery service from scratch and within a week of lockdown”. He continued “The team had a monumental task and have done a phenomenal job, we started with nothing initially, now we have the makings of slick service, in many cases delivering to customers within 24 hours of ordering.”

The service has been exceedingly popular and has proved to be a lifeline to those in need and unable to leave their homes.

Stephen added ” You will shortly be seeing Jempson’s Home Delivery vans in the area and you will also have the option to order Home Deliveries on the internet.This will be an additional service, those that wish to continue sending in their requests by email or telephone can still do so. This will be rolled out in the coming weeks”.

He concluded “I can’t let this opportunity pass without expressing my thanks to all our customers for the letters and telephone calls of appreciation, also the social media posts. It means so much to us!”  Thank you!

Photographed is our Home Delivery Driver Garry.