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English shop in Umeå

Curious about peoples thoughts!

sarjoh
post 27.Sep.2014, 06:34 PM
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Out of curiosity I was wondering what you guys thought about an English shop in Ume?, selling things like English cheeses and other bits and pieces. I know they have a few in the South, but I dont believe there are any up here in the north! Do you think that it would be popular? Would you shop there? What sort of things would you like to see there? smile.gif
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Laurelia
post 27.Sep.2014, 07:20 PM
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Proper sausages. But I believe there is somewhere in Ume? that sells proper sausages anyway.
Marmite.
Paxo stuffing.
Colmans packet mixes.

Those are the things I generally stuff in my suitcase on return from England.
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Lingonberry
post 27.Sep.2014, 08:13 PM
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Joined: 10.May.2007

Yes, I would shop there if you stocked Bisto's Parsley Sauce granules, Bisto gravy granules, Shreddies, Quaker quick microwave porridge, BaByliss gas cartridges for my hair curler, John West's no drain tuna and lots of Quorn products just to name a few things I couldn't find last time I lived in Sweden. I am thinking of living up the north this time. I shall be on my way soon!!!!
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sarjoh
post 28.Sep.2014, 04:19 PM
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Oh really? Whereabouts are the proper sausages? Would love to be able to make a nice breakfast or sausage and mash!! smile.gif
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Laurelia
post 28.Sep.2014, 07:23 PM
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http://taylorsandjones.com/

They are stocked in Du?apparently. Storgatan 46. I was meant to buy some when I was there this summer and totally forgot! I've never managed to get hold of any but if you do then let me know how they are. My brother-in-law lives in Karlstad so I can demand he brings some next time he visits. biggrin.gif
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Opalnera
post 29.Sep.2014, 12:12 PM
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I saw Marmite in an ICA in Uppsala the other day! Can't remember exactly where they put it but it's worth looking around your ICA.
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Cheryloptomen
post 14.Nov.2014, 01:37 PM
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taylaeverson
post 11.Dec.2015, 09:37 AM
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Only if you also stock Australian food wink.gif
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Calumarii
post 15.Mar.2017, 10:45 AM
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Location: Västerbotten
Joined: 3.Dec.2012

Any update on the British shop? I need monster munch, golden syrup, cream eggs and gravy granules!
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Mib
post 15.Mar.2017, 12:52 PM
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QUOTE (Laurelia @ 28.Sep.2014, 07:23 PM) *
http://taylorsandjones.com/They are stocked in Du?apparently. Storgatan 46. I was meant to buy some when I was there this summer and totally forgot! I've never managed ... (show full quote)



Some of the supermarkets stock sausages from Taylors and Jones, at leat in Stockholm. They're freshly made, a little pricey but that's fine. The only thing I would say is that I'm more used to the traditional saudages you find in Tescos, Asda etc. They I would regard as proper sausages, although they won't be as meaty or healthy as Taylors & Jones. So, in a way, I prefer those as I grew up with them in the UK. Those I would definitely buy.

Mince pies & crackers are very popular around Xmas. Tetley tea...etc.

Taylors & Jones started out as a delivery service online. Then they branched out with their own butchers combined with the usual English goodies like choclates, crisps, jams etc. i think they've now gone further and opened up a cafe or two as well. A real success story and most of their customers are Swedish. So, maybe a model to consider at least at the start for taking oreders online and delivery. For a real easy start, look at the Shopify platform, which handles payments, provides easy templates etc for a small monthly fee and a small % of each order.
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