Waitrose opens new Truro branch alongside Great Cornish Food Store
The store was officially opened yesterday together with the neighbouring Great Cornish Food Store by Sarah Newton MP and the Mayor of Truro, Cllr Rob Nolan.
They were joined by Mayoress, Cllr Moyra Nolan, Waitrose branch manager, Chris Reynard, and Great Cornish Food Store manager, Angie Coombs.
MP for Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton, said: "I am delighted to be opening the most southerly Waitrose in the UK. I very much support the values of Waitrose and the John Lewis Partnership. I am delighted that they are working closely with the Great Cornish Food Store that provides a great opportunity for us to buy locally grown, harvested and produced food and drink."
The new 21,000 square foot Waitrose is the supermarket’s second store in Cornwall since it opened a shop in Saltash 16 years ago. More than 1,400 people applied for the 114 Waitrose jobs which have been created as a result of the new store.
The branch will offer meat, fish and deli counters, a bakery, an extensive wine department and the John Lewis ‘click and collect’ service.
Chris Reynard, branch manager for the Waitrose store, said: “We are proud to be opening in Truro alongside the Great Cornish Food Store and to be creating a fantastic destination for people who love good food. This is the realisation of a long standing ambition and to see how it’s all come together is extremely exciting.”
The 5,000 square foot Great Cornish Food Store, which shares an entrance with Waitrose, will open for up to 12 hours a day and will focus on local food and drink.
Angie Coombs, manager of the Great Cornish Food Store, said: "As a team we are incredibly excited and immensely proud of the Great Cornish Food Store. We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local food and drink industry and we hope our customers will be surprised and delighted by what we have on offer."
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