Rutherfords of Morpeth open at Meldon Park

Meldon Park KitchenThe 166 year old department store, Rutherfords in Morpeth, has opened a pop up market at the nearby historic estate of Meldon Park to take advantage of the Christmas market.

Selling gifts, homewards and textiles, the market will appeal to Christmas shoppers and locals alike.

Emily Cookson – who owns and manages the kitchen garden on the estate – had the initial idea. Cookson said: “I’m new to business but there are people out there with huge knowledge and experience so I decided to approach Jane and Richard. I didn’t want to make a huge outlay for Christmas stock and then have it left over, so allowing Rutherfords to have a satellite business made perfect business sense.”

Richard Rutherford said: “Businesses that try something new and reach out to a new customer base are the ones who will come out of recession strongest”.

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