Peckham's

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Peckham's
Type Private limited company
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Founded 1982
Headquarters Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Key people Tony Johnston (director)
Products Grocery, wine, chocolate, flowers, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages
Revenue £54,719,after tax profit 2009 [1]
Employees 140[1]
Website http://www.peckhams.co.uk/

Peckham's is the trading name for a chain of specialist grocery stores owned by Peckham & Rye Ltd and with branches throughout Scotland, particularly in Glasgow. Peckham's advertises itself as a vintners, victuallers, and restaurateurs company.

The stores stock a variety of different products, usually focused upon a delicatessen and an off-sales area offering a large number of wines, spirits, and other drinks. Other grocery and non-food items (such as flowers) are also available in many of the branches.

History[edit]

In 1982, Peckham's first opened their doors to fill the gap in the market for specialist consumable products not available in Scotland. After twenty years, it began stocking items that many normal supermarkets at the time did not.

It was also part of their initial ethos to be late-opening, with most stores opening until eight or ten o'clock in the evening and a good number remaining open until midnight, subject to local licensing conditions.

In 2009, Peckham's bought four Mcleish stores: two in Aberdeen, one in Dundee, and another in Broughty Ferry.[2][3] All four of the former Mcleish stores have now ceased trading.

In 2011 Peckham and Rye went into administration closing three branches - Newton Mearns, Lenzie and Raeburn Place.[1][4] All of their specialty delicatessen shops were put up for sale by the administrators,[5] 31 staff were made redundant, and a further 140 jobs were put at risk. It also emerged that Peckham and Rye previously had to fight off a sheriff court petition to wind up the business in July 2002.[1][6] In 2007 the delicatessen slipped to a GBP29,000 pre-tax loss as the company had difficulties absorbing rising costs.[7] In accounts for 2009, Peckham and Rye made an after tax profit of £54,719, this followed previous losses. Changes to the licensing laws introduced September, 2009 were said to be affecting sales.[1] Since entering administration, a total of eight branches have closed Glasgow's Prestwick Airport & Hyndland Road branches. Edinburgh's Raeburn Place & Bruntsfield Place branches and Aberdeen's Schoolhill & Union Street branches. The branches in Newton Mearns & Lenzie have also closed, causing job loss. Only four branches remain trading.

In April 2012, The Glasgow Hyndland Road branch reopened after being closed.

Branches[edit]

Peckham's stores, originally concentrated in the central belt. Its current branches are:[8]

Former branches include:

Restaurants[edit]

Peckham's has two restaurants across Edinburgh. There used to be a restaurant at the South Clerk Street branch of Edinburgh but it was redeveloped into a cookery school.

Cafes[edit]

Peckham's currently a cafe in the Glassford Street branch in Glasgow. (This site is closed, stating it will be turned into a "boutique hotel")

Cook Schools[edit]

Peckham's have a cook school in the South Clerk Street branch in Edinburgh

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e MARTIN WILLIAMS (2011-07-15). "Jobs fears as more Peckham’s outlets are put up for sale - Herald Scotland | News | Home News". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Peckham's buys four McLeish stores - Business". Scotsman.com. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Deal fails to save city deli - News". Scotsman.com. 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  4. ^ MARTIN WILLIAMS (2011-07-13). "Three Peckham’s stores shut Three Peckham’s stores to shut - Herald Scotland | News | Home News". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  5. ^ "BBC News - 'Potential buyers' for troubled deli chain Peckham's". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Closing time - Herald Scotland | News | Home News". Herald Scotland. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  7. ^ TIM SHARP (2008-05-19). "Increased costs put Peckham's in red". The Herald - Glasgow (UK). p. 26. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  8. ^ "| Peckham's Scotland". Peckhams.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Sainsbury’s to the rescue as Bruntsfield deli closes - News". Scotsman.com. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  10. ^ "Peckham's Bruntsfield | Peckham's Scotland". Peckhams.co.uk. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  11. ^ "Late night bistro planning bid turned down - Local Headlines". Kirkintilloch Herald. 2002-04-09. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 

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