It was in 1926 that Great Grandfather Percy Spicer opened the doors of Spicers first grocery store in Hythe, Kent and on that first day recorded takings of £1.14.0d – that’s £98.26 in today’s money!
The grocery business went from strength to strength and Percy began supplying Christmas Hampers that he packed in the cellars of his shop. He wanted his customers to have the very best and believed in giving them exceptional quality and value as well as a superb choice of products which he purchased from far and wide.
It wasn’t long before his son Robert joined the business and they opened a second shop but even that wasn’t large enough to let the business grow to its full potential so new premises were sought and that’s how Spicers Hampers of Distinction came to move to larger facilities just outside Hythe town centre. We are still at those same premises but with another generation of the Spicer family moving the business forward.
Many things have changed since 1926 but Great Grandfather Percy’s legacy of quality and value still remains today. Spicers of Hythe is not just a name above a shop, it is a family legacy; aiming for honest, wholesome, and above all, quality hampers. Since 1926 Spicers of Hythe has been synonymous with luxury hampers and undeniably good quality products. This reputation along with Great Grandfather Percy’s vision and spirit has allowed the quaint grocery store of No.27 Stade Street, Hythe to evolve into a 45,000 square foot modern purpose built warehouse and office complex - an established business which is, today, one of the leading UK premium hamper suppliers.
We aim for distinction in service, in product and in all the little luxuries. We are passionate about food and delight in tasting the many and varied samples we source from tried and trusted, as well as new, suppliers. We treasure the moment when we see individual products evolve into a beautiful hamper full of the finest gourmet and artisan produce and delicacies.
Our knowledge has been built on more than 90 years of experience, enriched with an understanding of the best produce, all of which are sourced from local and international suppliers and, what’s more, are packed in beautiful baskets and gift boxes and delivered promptly to your door.
Quite simply put, our mission statement is to provide Hampers of Distinction full of ‘life’s little luxuries’ that are good value for money and ‘Wow’ the recipient.
Our principles here at Spicers are firmly based on our philosophy to give our customer the hamper that is perfect for them. Our staff are rich in knowledge of both product and customer service enabling them to guide you to the perfect gift. Behind the scenes our production team in the warehouse and our Directors work in harmony to meet the prompt, efficient standards we are proud to deliver.
With over 175,000 hampers sent out each year, we have solid long-standing relationships with reliable couriers, sending hampers to both national and international addresses. Our dedicated team of staff check all deliveries and offer a personal after sales service that is built on knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment.
With so many hampers to choose from we are sure you will find one to suit every taste and budget.
We hope you enjoy our hampers as much as we have enjoyed producing them.
Spicers Hamper Team