Harts of Stur is a fourth generation, family owned country department store and award winning ecommerce site based in the North Dorset market town of Sturminster Newton.
Starting life as the town’s blacksmith in 1919, the company has evolved over the years, with every generation steering the company forward. Fast forward over 100 years and Harts of Stur is one of the UK's largest in-store and online retailers of cookware, kitchenware and kitchen electrics.
The modern store is a great place to visit, selling much more than just cookware. Those local to our store know us as an Aladdin's cave. Benefiting from a recent multi-million pound expansion and redevelopment programme, the store now includes a brand new garden department with a large outdoor area. Other departments include clothing, home/housewares, hardware/decorating/DIY and outdoor leisure/camping. And soon you’ll be able to enjoy a break from your shopping or meet up with family and friends over a freshly brewed coffee and a slice of cake, or a delicious light lunch, when the Harts Coffee Loft opens later this year. Situated on the spacious first floor above the new garden department, the Coffee Loft will seat around 40 people and will serve delicious fresh food and drink from an extensive menu.
The efforts to lower the impact our business has on the environment haven’t gone unnoticed either. We were delighted to be awarded the Sustainability Initiative Award at the Good Retail Awards 2021. The sustainability award recognises retailers that have successfully implemented sustainability initiatives within their business. The judges were impressed with our overall commitment, especially the implementation of replacement LED lighting, air source heat pump which significantly lowers our carbon footprint, and the substitution of non-recyclable packaging to a biodegradable alternative within our mail order dispatch centre.
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