The Great Cornish Food Store in Truro was named as the South West’s Food Retailer of the Year at the Farm Shop & Deli Show held at the NEC this week.
The Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards play an important role in shining a light on the UK’s independent food retailers across all regions of the UK. This year, the judges were particularly interested in the ways that these retailers develop and retain their teams.
Ruth Huxley, MD at the Great Cornish Food Store said: “We are over the moon to receive this coveted award and we believe our success comes down to our emphasis on supporting, developing and championing our amazing colleagues.
“In June last year the store become employee-owned and we believe this award reflects the importance we have placed on empowering our team to drive the business forward, and of course to the way they have risen to that challenge.”
In presenting the award, broadcaster Nigel Barden also highlighted the store’s unique sourcing policy, where all the food and drink on sale is from local suppliers.
Huxley added: “We have some wonderfully dedicated suppliers and loyal customers, without whom the store would not be anywhere near as successful as it is. This award is therefore as much for them as it is for us.”