Still Serving and Scooping for the Community
The last few months have been a whirlwind for Scoops of Malton, but this beloved local business has adapted and kept its doors open to keep serving the local community.
Sally Raines, the owner of Scoops since May 2019, has been hard at work behind the scenes – including keeping their shelves fully stocked with all kinds of ingredients, herbs, spices, local produce (in fact you’ll find more than 2,000 items!) – amongst many other things.
Amazing community spirit
Scoops of Malton has stayed open for the community throughout the past few months. But it’s also the community who have stepped in for Scoops when staff members had to self-isolate, making Sally and her team even more proud to keep serving and scooping.
A same-day or next-day local delivery service has been added to their list of services, which builds on their personalised approach to shopping – a far cry from the way people shop at major supermarkets.
Scoops is all about the personal touch, and this extends to delivering kitchen cupboard staples as well as any extras from other local businesses, such as the chemist and greengrocers, when you need it.
Going the extra mile
In addition to their new delivery and collection service, Scoops has opened a brand-new web shop making it even easier to shop at a distance.
They stock a wide range of ingredients such as flour, herbs, spices, tinned goods, condiments and coffee (as well as a selection of unusual ingredients) with a focus on produce that’s dairy-free, gluten-free, organic, local and vegan.
Environmentally friendly shopping
The idea behind Scoops is to minimise plastic and waste. You are encouraged to bring your own containers and refill the ingredients you need. There are paper bags available to fill with loose ingredients and the pre-weighed products use plastic free packaging.
Sally is keen to keep up the tradition of scoop shops – many of which closed when major supermarkets became popular – to help us achieve zero waste. And with an emphasis on local produce, their ingredients don’t travel far to the shelves.
Looking to the future
There has been even more work going on behind the scenes at Scoops with a renovation underway too. Sally is modernising the shop, without losing the character their regulars love.
Scoops offers four ways of shopping:
- • In store
- • You can drop off your shopping list and they’ll pack it up for you
- • Call for delivery/collection
- • Shop online for delivery/collection
Order online at www.scoopsofmalton.co.uk or call them on 01653 690039 Monday to Saturday 8:45am to 5pm.
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