South Devon deli opens its doors to the world
Mann & Son of Bovey Tracey, the oldest shop in Bovey Tracey and most likely the whole of South Devon, have launch their online business – the delimann.co.uk. And have succeeded in opening their doors to the world.
The online store will be focusing their core sales on local West Country produce, as well as working with those suppliers and family run businesses from Spain and Italy who share their passion for great tasting food.
“Since my great, great grandfather first opened the doors of Mann and Son in 1837, there has been a lot of changes! We have survived and thrived because we have constantly evolved our business and the online deli is definitely the way to go to bring our products and gift boxes nationwide,” James Mann, who runs Mann and Son with his wife Gill, told the Devon Week.
One of the key unique selling points for the delimann is that it does not wish to sell mass produced foods that are available in the supermarkets.
Gill said: “Our products are those special little gems that, unless you have a top notch Devon deli on your doorstep, would be hard to find. Like the wonderful Highfields Jams and Teoni biscuits – all delicious products made in the county and can be hard to buy.”
A big part of delimann sales are projected to be via the gift and hamper market, with strong corporate gift programme already successfully launched, additionally, a publicity campaign is underway with the help of a Greater Dartmoor LEAF grant.
The delimann is currently operating out of Mann & Son offices above the shop in Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, on the edge of Dartmoor.