22 Apr 2020
French artisan bakery brand, PAUL, has re-opened seven of its stores in Canary Wharf, Hampstead, Holland Park, South Kensington, Hammersmith, Marble Arch and Wimbledon with Chelsea, Earl Court and Islington schedule to open next week (27th April).
Serving its local communities and the NHS, the shops are open daily from 8am until 2pm for take-away, serving freshly baked loaves and baguettes, pastries, viennoiserie and hot drinks as well as, for the first time, its own branded fresh yeast and flour Baked goods are also available for delivery via Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
Safety is of paramount importance and for those visiting the stores, social distancing will be maintained, withNHS workers, care workers, the elderly and disabled customers prioritised. The PAUL team is adhering to the highest health and safety measures, wearing PPE at all times with handwashing and surface sanitising stepped up to take place every 10 minutes. All seating has been removed, transactions are cashless and the use of re-useable cups have been paused.
The Grocery Market at its Acton bakery remains open daily between 8am and 2pm for locals to pick up essentials such as milk, fruit and veg as well as bread and pastries. The delivery radius has been expanded to include select SW postcodes as well as West London** – orders can be placed online at www.paul-uk.com or via Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
Mark Hilton, CEO of PAUL UK comments: “We took the careful decision to responsibly open some of our stores to extend our delivery miles and give access to those who can’t get to the supermarkets easily. We’ve put new processes in place and stepped up our already stringent hygiene measures. Our team members have returned on an opt-in volunteer basis – nobody feeling uncomfortable needs to come back – and the free coffees for NHS workers is a small token of our huge appreciation.”
PAUL continues to support the NHS and the vulnerable, offering NHS workers free coffee/tea to takeaway and donating meals via deliveries direct to London hospitals. The bakery also continues to donate unsold bread and freshly baked bread pudding to London based charity, The Felix Project, which distributes surplus fresh food to those that need it most.
* UK health professionals must show a valid NHS idea to any PAUL shop to enjoy a free tea or coffee. Valid on takeaway only.
** The Grocery Market now delivers to W3, W6, W8, W10, W11, W12, W14, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7 and SW10 postcodes.
Issued on behalf of PAUL, 21 April 2020.