Wilkin & Sons of Tiptree launches shop at London Southend Airport

Wilkin & Sons of Tiptree has launched a pop-up shop at London Southend Airport to target Christmas s

Wilkin & Sons of Tiptree has launched a pop-up shop at London Southend Airport to target Christmas shoppers on their travels. Picture: Andrew Garner - Credit: Archant

Essex preserves maker Wilkin & Sons, whose products are sold in more tan 60 countries, is seeking to build on is international appeal with the launch of a pop-up shop at Southend Airport in the run-up to Christmas.

The Tiptree-based company, established in 1885 and a supplier to the royal family since 1911, will be selling products including gins and fragrances as well as its flagship range of jams.

Scott Goodfellow, sales and marketing director at Wilkin, said: “We are delighted to be opening a pop-up Shop at London Southend Airport and hope that passengers will enjoy taking our local products on their travels.”

Glyn Jones, chief executive of Stobart Aviation which owns Southend Airport, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Wilkin & Sons of Tiptree to the airport this festive season and are sure they are going to prove to be hugely popular with passengers looking for great Christmas gifts.

“Following the opening of the Bourgee Bites-Bar-Luxe Lounge at the airport in May – which is another branch of the hugely popular restaurant based in Southend and Chelmsford – we are delighted to welcome another Essex business to the terminal.

“We strongly support embracing local retailers as part of our commercial offering, something which our research shows passengers want. They like a blend of the big, well-known brands as well as independents for that more unique airport experience, so we are very happy to be able to provide that for them.”