About Us

When Jim Anderson joined the UN many years ago he never thought that he would one day be the owner of the most well-known British shop in the Geneva area, and possibly in Switzerland!

After a career at the UN in Geneva spanning 20 years, Jim took the plunge and decided for a change of career. Impressed by the lengths to which his compatriots would go to bring back their favourite foods from the UK, the inspiration came to him to open a small market specialising in British food products. The first Jim’s (‘Mini’ at the time!) British Market opened its doors on 2nd April 1996 in nearby France and the success was instant due in large measure to Jim’s approach of always listening to what new products people wanted brought in the shop.

The original Jim’s in St-Genis, opened in 1996

Jim then opened the Swiss shop in Gland in January 2012 and has been successfully trading in Switzerland ever since. The philosophy has not changed and a major key to Jim’s success is the personal service offered to all customers, whether in the shop or online.

Jim’s British Market is the place to go not only for your shopping but also to have that warm and friendly feeling of being amongst friends and a part of the expat community.

Jim and Margaret in Gland shop on opening day, 20th January 2012

BBQ day in front of Jim’s in Gland, 2020

Jim and Margaret today, still going strong!

Our commitment to you

Dear Valued Customer,

Welcome to Jim’s British Market in Gland! Feel free to browse all our categories and select what you want delivered to your door, anywhere in Switzerland, or just drop by our shop whenever you want. In the meantime, this is our promise to you:

we will do everything possible to fulfill your order, do our best to offer a replacement and always keep you updated

your view matters and we will use your feedback to improve our service, continuously

With a smile
friendly and personal service has always been in our DNA, this will never change

we are committed to making a difference to our customers and the Expat community

À bientôt,