01 March 2017
STEENBERGS BUYS OLD HAMLET WINE & SPICE
Axel and Sophie Steenberg are pleased to announce that Steenbergs Limited (Steenbergs), the organic and Fairtrade spice experts, has acquired the business of Old Hamlet Wine & Spice (Old Hamlet), the mulled wine specialists.
Old Hamlet Wine and Spice product range includes Fairtrade mulling wine and cider sachets in their distinctive cloth bags, made in the UK.
Old Hamlet was established in 1975 Bury St Edmunds and has been owned by Tim and Rachel Bell since 1991. Under their enthusiastic management, Old Hamlet has become a leader in making hand-crafted mulling wine mixes in cotton bags.
Not only does Old Hamlet fit neatly with Steenbergs existing spice and mulling spices products, but Old Hamlet’s ethical principles dovetail with those of Steenbergs, with both businesses committed to fair trading.
Further, both Tim and Rachel Bell have committed to provide Steenbergs with consultancy to ensure a smooth handover for customers, suppliers and to help with production quality.
Axel Steenberg commented: “We have long admired the work of Tim and Rachel at Old Hamlet and their strong ethical principles, so we were delighted when the opportunity to buy the business came along. We will look to build on their fabulous products and, perhaps, bring in a few new ones as well.”
Tim Bell said: “We are very pleased that Axel and Sophie Steenberg will be taking over the running of Old Hamlet and are looking forward to working with them to ensure a trouble-free transition for our customers.”