The online ethical grocer Farmdrop has gone bust a week before Christmas, leaving hundreds of customers who had ordered turkeys, geese, and other festive food rushing to find alternatives.
If you’re a disappointed Farmdrop customer then take a look at our list of over 200 UK Turkey suppliers, most of whom offer online delivery. They’ll be very happy to help.
PLEASE remember it’s not their fault and they are NOT responsible in any way for making good your Farmdrop order.
If you can then please give them a new order and claim your Farmdrop payment back on your card.
It’s not just a case of saving Christmas, many Farmdrop customers are also concerned about how to get their money back.
Farmdrop charged many customers cards but haven’t delivered the orders. Luckily there are two schemes that should protect you if you’re in this situation.
WHICH (the UK leading consumer advice organizer) have this advice on how to get back any money you’ve been charged by Farmdrop (or any other company that falls into administration):
The collapse of Farmdrop, which supplied food from farms to customers across the country) on Friday Dec 17th has also left the small farmers and food producers who supplied it in dire straits.
And don’t forget the 100 or more Farmshop employees who have lost their jobs at the worst time of year
It’s hard to think of a worse time for something like this to happen.
For meat and poultry farmers with perishable stock, it’s a disaster. Farmdrop was a major customer for many of these farmers. “They were roughly 50% of our turnover,” says Dan Mason, Sladesdown Farm.
According to trade magazine The Grocer, Farmdrop had 10,000 customers at the start of 2020, though it expanded rapidly during the pandemic, enjoying “unprecedented growth” in orders as large numbers of locked-down households switched to online deliveries.
But earlier this year it warned, “the growth in orders and sales has not translated into profitability”. Its latest accounts filed in July showed the company reported pre-tax losses of £10m compared with £11m the previous year.
What business would be able to survive losses on this scale?