Something cheery to write about this evening : A new sweet shop opens in Rayleigh High Street this Saturday! The Mr Simms shops are a franchise operation that seems to have a succesful feel-good formula. According to their main website:
Mr Simm’s Olde Sweet Shoppe was formed in July 2004. The initial idea was inspired by an etching of an old fashioned sweet shop discovered in a copy of 1958 confectionery magazine. Extensive market research realised that confectionery specialists had dwindled over the decades, consistent with the demise of most small independent retailers. Today there is sameness in most towns and cities that leaves a door wide open for a new, creative and unique type of retail outlet.
It will be interesting to see how creative they are….. and if anyone wants to write a review of their sweets (with a photo or two) please let us know.
Incidentally the Rayleigh shop set up their own Facebook page this week.