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The Hemporium Shops

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The Hemporium Shops

In the latest in our series finding out a little bit more about what it is like running a local independent business in Norfolk we caught up with the team behind The Hemporium Shops, one of our newest business members. 

What is the History of The Hemporium Shops? 

We opened our first Hemporium in Hunstanton in August 2019 followed by the second in Wells next the Sea in the first easing of the pandemic lockdown in June 2020. The third was in Holt in August 2020 with the fourth in September 2020 in Norwich just before the November lockdown. Finally shop number 5 was due to open on 5th November in Burnham Market but stalled due to the November lockdown being imposed but then opened briefly in the December prior to Tier 4  imposition for Xmas and then the January 5th 2021 lockdown!  So the next stage of easing in April could see all 5 shops open for the first time ever!

What makes Norfolk the perfect location for The Hemoprium Shops? 

Norfolk is a county with many small villages or towns with lots of interesting high end independent shops and small populations but 'flooded' with visitors almost all year round and making it a retailer's paradise.

What do you enjoy most about running your business? 
Meeting interesting people who have come to Norfolk or are revisiting and may even have a second home here.
 
What makes Norfolk the perfect location for The Hemoprium Shops? 

Norfolk is a county with many small villages or towns with lots of interesting high end independent shops and small populations but 'flooded' with visitors almost all year round and making it a retailer's paradise.

Tell us a little bit about some of the products that you sell in the Hemporium Shops?
We are pleased to sell products which actually help many customers with their wellbeing and they return to tell us. 
 
For someone who hasn't yet visited one of your shops how would you describe the overall customer experience?

With many of our products being newly developed it's a surprise to many just how far CBD has come in such a short time.

 
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How have you adapted your business over the past 12 months due to Covid?
Covid has widened our customer base by encouraging us to be more active online and via the media as well as trying inventive ideas.
 
Tell us a little bit about how the Hemporium Shops support other local independent businesses. 
Being a newly legalised 'industry' the product has attracted much media attention creating a lot of new footfall which other retailers have benefitted from
 
What is your most memorable moment to date whilst running your business? 
Being asked by visitors who enjoyed their shopping experience so much they asked if there was a likelihood of there being a Hemporium Shop in their High Street
 
What would be your perfect day out in Norfolk? 
A day out walking the coastal path and visiting the villages/towns along the way for refreshments
 
If you could invite 4 people in the World to visit one place in Norfolk who would you invite and where would you take them? 
Valentino Rossi, Max Verstappen, Marc Marquez and Mick Doohan and take them for a ride round the country lanes of Norfolk stopping in Burnham Market for lunch
 
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