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Cawston Post Office  & Community Store

One of Norfolk’s Premier Village Stores

Full Off Licence - Newsagent - National Lottery - Grocery - Confectionery and Lots More -


It was 11th June 2003 when Steve & Val took over Cawston Post Office.

This is their second shop and the first freehold unit they have owned.

Having spent years working for various companies Steve in sales from his early twenty's and Val working as a secretary they decided in 1999 perhaps it was time to work for themselves.

In June 2000 they took over Great Chesterford Post Office a small leasehold shop in the most northerly village in Essex.

After taking the turnover of this shop from £2000 per week to over £8000 per week they felt it was time to put into practice all they had learned about retailing into a and larger unit.


This is how they decided to purchase Cawston Post Office.

When they first viewed the shop it was in desperate need of modernising and this could have phased some people, however the potential was there to turn the shop into one of Norfolk's premium village store's.

Even though the shop offered a large range of produce when they arrived the price structure was totally out of sink. Therefore they set about reducing 98% of the price's bringing them into line with other retail outlets and much more competitive. This led to an immediate increase in trade. Also they introduced and was operated under the Londis banner.

During this time customer shopping needs have changed across the country, with people relying on their local community stores even more so then ever before.

 With their own customers’ shopping habits changing and the demand for a wider range and choice of fresh quality products increasing, Steve and Val took the decision to review their trading partner options.

After exploring the marketplace and listening to customer feedback they have decided that Costcutter are best suited to match their customer needs.

By joining Costcutter Cawston Post Office and Stores is able to offer a far larger range of all products then ever before, as well as our own “Independent” range of value for money quality products.

Every three weeks, the store is able to provide its customers with extremely competitive and fantastic deals.

Throughout the Cawston area please look out for the new Costcutter promotional leaflets dropping through your door soon or pick up instore today.

Steve and Val and all the team look forward to seeing all customers, both old and new and would like to assure everyone of a warm, friendly welcome to their new look store.