As the enforced closure of non-essential stores enters its fourth week with no end in sight, landlords are adopting new strategies to allow retailers to generate cash and dispose of stock.
In north London, Quintain has launched an online delivery service from Wembley Park Market, London’s newest indoor market and home to a number of independent brands, merchants and makers. The delivery service provides a range of products including store cupboard items such as pasta, rice, gourmet frozen dishes, and sweet treats, as well as home comforts such as plants and candles to residents within the local community in Wembley Park.
And to widen the offer Wembley Park Market has collaborated with New Covent Garden Market and Bread Ahead, Wembley Park’s artisan bakery and baking school, allowing it to offer fresh produce boxes including a seasonal mix of fresh fruit and vegetables plus a selection of baked goods including sourdough and seeded loaves.
Quintain retail director Matt Slade said: “It’s great to see our tenants working together and adapting their business models so quickly to respond to the current crisis. Wembley Park is home to more than 1,800 residents across our on-site Tipi build-to-rent apartments plus a significant population within the local catchment too. Although Wembley Park is a world-famous destination, Wembley Park Market’s online delivery service exemplifies that the development truly caters to all in more normal times, from international visitors and tourists to local residents living within the scheme and in the surrounding areas across the London Borough of Brent.”