About Us

The Powell family has been trading in Maldon since 1974 and we are now operating from our large store and garden centre at 85 - 87 High Street in Maldon, a picturesque, riverside town in an attractive corner of rural Essex.

A family run business you can trust, The Emporium is Maldon's largest independent High Street retailer selling a wide range of quality items at competitive prices, including furniture, homeware, gifts, pet and garden products. Our customers call us an Aladdin's Cave because of the huge stock of different products which change daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally!

Whilst the style of our store is deliberately old-fashioned in line with the appearance of Maldon's traditional High Street, the Powell family maintains a range of the latest products available. Graham and Mary Powell visit all major UK trade shows each year to keep abreast of new product developments and to ensure that, through our 50 plus suppliers, we are able to present our customers with a constantly evolving range of goods.

About Maldon

The historic market town of Maldon is undoubtedly one of the county's gems. In the past Maldon has been voted one of the top five market towns in the country.

Located on the Blackwater estuary, the town has had strong maritime ties throughout its history. It is thought that Maldon was established by Saxon settlers in the 5th century. It became an important port at this stage and also one of the earliest towns to be recorded in the county of Essex.

Maldon is home to the famous Thames barges which ferried agricultural goods along the east coast of England, particularly to and from London. At their peak it is thought that there were over 5,000 barges working from Maldon although now only a few remain most of which are used for tourist or charter purposes. They can still be seen on the town's historic Hythe Quay. The town is also known today as the home of Maldon Sea Salt which is made from salt crystals from the salt marshes that border the Blackwater river.

Situated half way down the High Street, The Emporium is the town's largest independent High Street retailer which prides itself on providing a refreshingly traditional service to its thousands of customers, many of whom are visitors who tell us that "The Emporium is one of the reasons why we love to come to Maldon!"

For more information on the Maldon area, please visit the following links: Visit Maldon | Maldon Trip Advisor