Lots of people are doing very little shopping at the moment, and much of what is happening is online.
Many local businesses are offering home delivery or click and collect services. Chadd’s is an example of one local business which has lost out big-style due to lockdowns and a huge drop in business to the hospitality industry. While many in hospitality are being assisted by the government, services supplying them are not. In Chadd’s case, it is one reason they started their Chadd’s at Home free delivery service for anyone with an EX23 postcode.
As they have said before on their social media:
As a heartfelt plea from Chadd’s please could you consider buying from us as your local food supplier? We’ve said before but national suppliers such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose will all survive this and benefit from the profits made from it.At Chadd’s Foodsmiths our products provide great value for money and we are sure you won’t be left disappointed. We had fantastic support from our local community during the first full lockdown which enabled us to keep the doors open and continue to trade despite the unimaginable challenges.During this lockdown, we will continue to serve our community whether that be hospitality who are still able to trade or members of the public.If you already use us firstly, we say thank you but secondly, please encourage your friends and family to give us a go.We are all creatures of habit liking our preferred shop but if you’re unsure about using us just give us a go with a few items and see how you go – we are here to help.We have an easy to use website where you can have delivery straight to your door or click and collect. You can call one of our friendly members of staff to place an order over the phone or just discuss your requirements. You can also visit our depot at Bude (EX23 9NR) which is COVID safe for staff and members of the public.
This is an extremely challenging time for everyone so we must stick together.