Who are we?

Completely independent, the Great Cornish Food Store is a grocery store like no other.

On 16th June 2016, our trailblazing  store and café opened alongside Waitrose’s brand new store in Truro.  And in June 2022 we become employee owned. Take a look at the video below to hear more.

We believe we are the first example anywhere in Britain (and possibly the world) of a major supermarket sharing its premises with a completely independent local food retailer.

In our beautifully designed store, we stock the widest range of top quality Cornish food and drink you will find anywhere, but that’s not all.  We are here to put the joy back into grocery shopping.  With a friendly welcome, truly personal service and products selected for you with both quality and value in mind, we bring you 21st century style and choice alongside traditional values of  honesty and integrity.

And we must be doing a few things right.  In February 2017, we were proud winners of the ‘Best Independent Food Retailer’ category in the Food Magazine reader awards and in May 2017 we won ‘Best New Business’ at the Cornwall Business Awards. In October 2018 we won Independent Retailer of the Year in the Cornwall Life Food and Drinks awards.

A font of Cornish food knowledge, Ruth and her team here at the store are passionate about understanding what shoppers are looking for as well as what works for the myriad small-scale Cornish food producers that collectively make such an important contribution to our local economy.