Somerset butcher eyes up expansion
Pyne’s of Somerset, located in the town of North Petherton, has revealed plans to expand its business after acquiring additional land.
This news comes after a previous development which saw Malcolm Pyne and his wife Julie buy half an acre of land ten minutes away from the shops original location.
“We went from 700 square feet to 9,500 square feet of retail business to which there’s been a great success,” Pyne told Meat Trades Journal.
“It gave us parking spaces, and it enabled us to offer our customers entire meals rather than just part of a meal.”
However, after taking the employee count from 11 to 40, Pyne’s of Somerset is now finding itself in need of more space.
“It’s been a great success and we’re now at capacity,” explained Pyne. “What we’ve done is we bought another piece of land and a few weeks ago we started building on 15,000 square feet. 5,000 of which will be for pure raw meat.”
To meet this demand, the butchery business will be seeking to take on additional staff members. Something that Pyne takes seriously. “We like training the youngsters and we hold on to them so we must be doing something right.”
Building is expected to be complete at the end of January 2017.
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