After 29 years as proprietors of The Cook’s Shop in Taunton, the founders of this specialist Somerset retailer – Anne and Ian Perry – have decided to retire.
The business will continue as part of Denise Rogers’ Kitchenmonger cookshop chain, bringing her store total to five.
“It’s been a wonderful 29 years”, said Anne, “and we’re really proud of what we’ve achieved. It seemed to Ian and me that this is a good time to start relaxing and we’re delighted that the shop we’ve built up, with so much love and sweat, will continue in Denise’s very capable hands”.
Kitchenmonger owner Denise Rogers said: “We’ve always loved Anne’s shop and we are thrilled that we’re able to carry on the business unchanged. Anne and Ian will be a hard act to follow”.
She added: “The staff team are wonderful and all will remain in the business.”
Kitchenmonger has been trading since 1998, with shops at Hungerford in Berkshire, Newbury in Berkshire, Marlborough in Wiltshire, and Wells in Somerset.
Starting out as a seconds outlet for Le Creuset and tableware at Hungerford in Berkshire, Kitchenmonger says it now prides itself on being “a specialist independent cookshop offering everything needed for the modern kitchen”.
The philosophy of Kitchenmonger is to offer “a good, better and best selection of products, with first class customer service and product knowledge the key to our success”.