WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT
Here at Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium, we have one simple aim – to make the very best Yorkshire food accessible to as many people as we can. Which is why we try to be as convenient as possible.
We know how busy our customers are so we are open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.
We also understand that lots of people have to watch the pennies, which is why we try to stock a diverse range of produce. Our butcher’s counter is a clear example of this as we stock all the different cuts of meat and our team can recommend a quality steak to meet any budget. We also regularly carry out price comparison checks with two of the big supermarkets and post the results on our blog.
We believe in being straight with our customers at all times and we don’t believe in special offers. Our markup is kept the same across the product range. So, if a punnet of strawberries costs us less one week, we’ll pass those savings onto you. That way everyone gets a fair deal – us, the suppliers and you, the customer.
When considering whether to stock a product in Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium, we look to see whether it meets three important factors: Provenance, Quality and Taste.
Provenance is important to us because we believe in supporting the independent businesses that are local to us. So we only sell food and drink that has been produced in Yorkshire or supplied by a Yorkshire company.
This means our lamb is sourced from Firs Farm on Ringinglow Road, our organic salad is from Sheffield Organic Growers in Norton and our milk in from Our Cow Molly in Bradfield. For everyday essentials that are yet to be produced in Yorkshire such as tea, rice and salt we offer products that are imported and packaged by Yorkshire companies.
We know how food savvy our customers are and we know you look for high quality food, made with real ingredients by someone who cares. This is why a lot of the Yorkshire food we stock is handmade, including Charlie’s Country Garden, Box Pizza and Tipple Tails.
Arguably, taste is the most important factor of all. Our team of dedicated food lovers make it their job to ensure our food and drink tastes delicious. All new produce goes through a taste test before it makes its way onto the shelves and we regularly sample goods to ensure they’re in tip top condition.
ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED
Have you ever found yourself walking out of a store with three tins of baked beans when you only went in for one – just because they were on a 3 for 2 offer?
Or, have you ever had to buy a 500g pack of beef mince when you only wanted 200g?
How about that packet of biscuits that were reduced to a pound? You had no intention of buying them and you know you’ll regret it, but they were just there, within reach and at such a good price!
Annoying isn’t it?
We will never try to ‘up-sell’ or encourage you to buy more than you need.
There will be no confusing special offers or buy-one-get-one-free shenanigans.
Occasionally we will reduce prices when stock has passed its best, but that’s it… we promise.
ENJOY YOUR FOOD
We believe that everything about food should be a pleasant experience: the shopping, the cooking and the eating.
We want your shopping experience at Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium to be a good one. We pride ourselves on being friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Our customers can fully trust the quality and provenance of all the food and drink that we sell.
Cooking needn’t be a chore; just remember that everyday meals don’t have to be restaurant standard. Keep it tasty and cooked with love, be it for family, friends or just you and the telly.
And finally, eat things that you enjoy, we live by the everything in moderation ethos and think quality rather than quantity.
CUT DOWN ON WASTE
Food waste in the UK costs the average household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children. That’s almost £60 a month!
Part of the problem is that some retailers have a number of ways to sell you things that you don’t need.
Another part is the weekly shop. Spend an hour going to the supermarket at the weekend and five days later fruit, vegetables and bags of salad leaves are way past their best.
Also, trying to predict on Saturday morning what you’ll feel like eating on Thursday night doesn’t always work.
By shopping in smaller batches, 2 or 3 times a week on your way home from work, you’ll be able to plan better, eat what you fancy and eat fresh food. Plus, you’ll have more time at the weekend!
We don’t just make these things up! Stats Source.