Who are we?

Completely independent, Great Cornish Food is owned by Ruth Huxley. Ruth is also the Managing Director of  its sister company Cornwall Food and Drink, a network organisation that helps to develop, evolve, collaborate and promote the food and drink industry of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as part of a wider remit to ensure a sustainable, economic future for the industry.

On 16th June 2016, the trailblazing Great Cornish Food Store opened adjacent to the new Waitrose store in Truro. It is believed to be the first example anywhere in the UK of a major multiple retailer sharing its premises with a completely independent food retailer.  The creation of an outlet dedicated to selling locally sourced food was a condition of the planning consent for the Tregurra Park development.

In February 2017, the Great Cornish Food Store won ‘Best Independent Food Retailer’ at the Food Magazine reader awards and in May 2017 it won ‘Best New Business’ at the Cornwall Business Awards. In October 2018 it won Independent Retailer of the Year in the Cornwall Life Food and Drinks awards.

Ruth and her team have also written and published two books – The Great Cornish Food Book and The Great Cornish Fish Book.