A famous North East delicacy is coming to Peterlee.
Dicksons pork butchers – famous for its saveloys – has opened a store in Castle Dene Shopping Centre, in Yoden Way.
This is a landmark new shop opening for Dicksons and one we have been working towards for quite some time.Michael Dickson, managing director of Dicksons
The shop is the first outlet in the south east of the region to be opened by the South Shields-based family firm.
The opening represents an investment of £175k into the firm’s 25th shop, creating 10 jobs in the process.
Michael Dickson, managing director, said: “This is a landmark new shop opening for Dicksons and one we have been working towards for quite some time.
“Our business is very well-known in the north of the region but customers wishing to purchase our products south of Sunderland have been restricted to visiting one of the region’s supermarkets to sample our range.
“We have built a strong customer following over the past 62 years for our heritage range of products but, recently, we started to receive repeated requests from customers via social media to expand our presence further south.”
He added: “Our Peterlee shop will be concentrating on delivering fresh, food-to-go options from our popular signature sandwich and hot food menu, in addition to Dicksons’ traditional offering – including the famed Dicksons Saveloy Dip – to meet the demands of customers in this busy location.”
The Mayor of Peterlee, Coun Mary Cartwright, opened the shop.
She said: “I am so pleased that the Dicksons family chose to open their new shop in Peterlee Town Centre. It has been a long time since we had a local butcher and I’m sure the people of the area will enjoy the fresh produce at reasonable prices.”