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A Fine Refurbishment at Bakers & Larners of Holt Bakers and Larners of Holt is proud to announce the opening of its new Food Hall department —a refit valued at over £1/4 million. Visitors to the Holt store can look forward to a refreshed design, an exciting new look to the store’s popular wine department and the introduction of a brand new bakery and patisserie.
Bakers & Larners of Holt | News
2019-01-14

Treats in store for customers as we mark our anniversary year

2020 is shaping up to be a very special year for Bakers & Larners of Holt and we are looking to get our 250th anniversary of trading in Holt underway with a golden giveaway!

To mark reaching our remarkable milestone, we will have plenty of surprises in store for our customers.

During each month of our anniversary year, you could be in for a treat when you pay for your goods at any of the till points in the store.  Lucky customers will be given a voucher that will be printed at random following their purchase.  The voucher can be exchanged for an envelope that will contain a gift card.

One lucky customer per month will be able to exchange their voucher for a gold envelope containing a £250 gift card to spend in store.  During the year, 70 customers will receive a voucher to exchange for silver envelopes containing a gift card worth up to £25 to spend in store.

We offer a fantastic range of departments from ladies and menswear, home furnishings, a garden centre, pet care, DIY to our award-winning food hall where locally sourced produce is a key feature of the delicatessen.  And no visit to the store is complete without time spent in the vastly-stocked fine wine and spirits department which stands proudly above a 17th century wine cellar.  Customers will be able to spend their gift cards in any one of these departments.

Jane Gurney-Read, Acting Managing Director of the CT Baker Group, said: “I am immensely proud to be a part of Bakers & Larners’ celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of our unique store.

“Our customers are absolutely at the heart of everything we do, so I am delighted that we are able to give something back to say thank you for their enduring support and loyalty.  My team and I are looking forward to welcoming customers to the store and sharing our excitement at reaching such a remarkable milestone.”

Patrick Sewell helps run Bakers & Larners’ award-winning Wine Department, he added: “It’s an exciting year for the team and we’re looking forward to welcoming customers to the department where we are proud of the exceptional range we offer from locally produced gins to wines perfect for that special occasion.”

Bakers & Larners Department Store forms part of the diverse CT Baker Group which also incorporates CT Baker Builders Merchants in Holt, Aylsham, North Walsham and Stalham and Budgens of Holt and Aylsham stores, all of whom will be joining in the celebrations.  Customers can expect lots of treats, special offers and events throughout the year as the entire Group celebrates the 250th anniversary.

It has also been recently announced that the CT Baker Group will be supporting East Anglia’s Children Hospices (EACH) during its milestone year with activities to raise money planned for the year-long celebration.


EACH to benefit from CT Baker Group’s celebratory fundraising pledge

We are delighted to announce that CT Baker Group will be supporting Each Anglia’s Children Hospices (EACH) in 2020 to mark the 250th anniversary of the family-led business. 

CT Baker Group was established in 1770 and members of the Baker family have been working in and leading the company ever since. To mark the major milestone, we are planning a bumper year of fundraising and hope to raise £25,000 for EACH. 

Staff have organised fundraising activities to take place throughout the anniversary year, and a special commemorative range of gifts will be available for customers to purchase in store and online; a percentage of all sales will be donated to EACH. 

Tina Burdett, EACH West Norfolk Regional Fundraiser, said: “This is such a fantastic milestone for CT Baker Group. It’s inspiring to see the business still very much in the family after all this time and going from strength to strength. We’re proud and honoured to be chosen as the beneficiary of their celebratory fundraising pledge. I can’t wait to see what kinds of fundraising events and activities they come up with. I’ve already heard there will be a range of special 250th anniversary products including a specialist gin, teddy bear, jute bag and more!” 

Jane Gurney-Read, Acting Managing Director of the CT Baker Group, said: “To reach our 250-year anniversary of trading in, and being a part of the community in Norfolk is a remarkable achievement and we wanted to do something to mark it that would make a positive difference. 

“Staff from across the Group have chosen EACH as the charity they want to support to help local children and their families; we’re aiming to raise £25,000 with plenty of fundraising activities taking place throughout the year. 

“We’re looking forward to getting our customers involved, too, there will be plenty of opportunities to purchase gifts from a very exciting range of commemorative products where donations from all items sold will be made to EACH.” 

An independent, family-run business, award-winning Bakers & Larners of Holt has been a mainstay in the centre of the Georgian town since 1770.   250 years on, and the exceptional department store has seen four centuries, nine monarchs and stands as one of the oldest retailers in East Anglia and one of the few in the country to remain under the ownership and control of the founding family. Its Board is represented by the eighth and ninth generation of the Baker family. 

Bakers & Larners department store forms part of the diverse CT Baker Group which also incorporates CT Baker Builders’ Merchants in Holt, Aylsham, North Walsham and Stalham, and Budgens of Holt and Aylsham stores.  The Group employs more than 275 people across those sites.  For more information about Bakers & Larners and the store’s history, visit www.bakersandlarners.co.uk/about-us. 

EACH currently offers care to 124 children and young people with life-threatening conditions in Norfolk, and support to 174 family members, as well as hundreds more across the rest of the region.

If you wish to donate to our campaign to raise money for EACH, you can do so online.


A Fine Refurbishment at Bakers & Larners of Holt 2018

Bakers and Larners of Holt is proud to announce the opening of its new Food Hall department —a refit valued at over £1/4 million. Visitors to the Holt store can look forward to a refreshed design, an exciting new look to the store’s popular wine department and the introduction of a brand new bakery and patisserie.

Following nine months of precise planning and development, the new Bakers and Larners Food Hall opened to the public on Thursday 15th March 2018. The opening followed a grand in-store preview event on the evening of 14th March, whereby an illustrious guest list were given exclusive insight into the many new features and enhancements to the 4,500 sq. ft Food Hall.

The Food Hall development adds a host of new features to the famous department store. The Fine Wine department is proud to be one of the Norfolk region’s first providers of the Enomatic wine tasting system, allowing customers to sample the store’s finest vintages. New to the store is its bakery and patisserie department, supplying fine and freshly baked goods on a daily basis in-store.

Customers can continue to expect an ever-increasing range of exceptional products from local producers and from around the world, coupled with the highest levels of customer service and expert product knowledge. ͞

"The Bakers and Larners Food Hall and Fine Wine department being nationally recognised deserve and justify this investment, which puts them in the upper echelons of food and wine retailing in the country. The newly refurbished store with the customer service team are surely the benchmark by which others should be judged", said Managing Director, Michael Baker.