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No right to be here

Some might say that our business is an aberration; an anomaly in the normally predictable landscape of food retailing in Ireland. The general rule is that food is purchased by consumers from large national or international retail companies who in turn purchase from very large, often global, food processing corporations, or sometimes from smaller businesses on whom they are able to exert great influence.  There is no place for a small, independent food store doing things differently, focusing on small, local suppliers.  This is not New York, after all. Or Dublin!  This is Waterford: how can a locally-owned food store compete and survive against retailing giants in Ireland’s 5th city?

And yet here we are!  We have grown and changed with our community over the years but since the beginning we’ve placed huge emphasis on giving our customers a great service and offering the best range of artisan and craft foods that we can.

Perhaps it is because we know that we have no right to be here that we have managed to survive competition and recession.  We are acutely aware that can exist only for as long as we can offer something that enough people value.  Like any other business, if we stop listening to our customers and working hard to live up to their expectations, we won’t last too long.

Recently we have invested in our website, making our range of artisan and craft food available to a wider audience.  I invite you to have a look around while you’re here: your custom, and/or your feedback would be sincerely appreciated.


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    The Creaden Hamper

    This hamper is named after Creadan Head, a headland on a small peninsula on the west side of Waterford Harbour, about three miles upriver…


  • The Ardmore Hamper

    The Ardmore Hamper

    This hamper showcases the best of the best - some of our favourite and best selling products. We're sure you will enjoy it!

    The Irish…


  • The Portally Hamper

    The Portally Hamper

    ​Named after Portally Cove, a tranquil spot along the coastal path from Dunmore East, this hamper contains the following artisan…


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