Produced in Kent opens shop at Bluewater
The membership organisation that represents Kent’s food and drink sector is venturing into retail for the first time with the launch of a store at the Bluewater shopping centre.
Shelves at the Produced in Kent shop will be stocked with a selection of Kentish products made by local food, drink and lifestyle businesses from across the county.
Floortje Hoette, chief executive of Produced in Kent, said: “The mission for Produced in Kent is to support local food and drinks businesses by spreading awareness of the incredible food and drink on the doorstep in this wonderful county.
“We’ve taken support one step further and offered a retail listing in Bluewater. Access to such a high footfall will be a real game-changer for our members.”
Producers with food and drink stocked in the shop will include the likes of Coffee Bean Shop, Kentish Pip, Maidstone Distillery, Meophams Wine, Fudge Kitchen and more.
Hoette added: “We want the people of Kent to get involved with our Buy Five Christmas campaign and promise to buy five locally produced gifts for friends and family this year. It’s more important now so than ever to help support local and invest in your community and local businesses.”