The online store will be focussing their core sales on local Westcountry 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” commented James Mann, who runs Mann and Son with his wife Gill.
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. The packaging is also a particular feature of the Delimann – produce is wrapped in wax paper, and arrives in their bespoke rustic boxes.
Says Gill Mann “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, and a publicity campaign is underway. They have also enjoyed recent success with their corporate gift box service, and are now able to roll this out to the rest of the country.
The delimann is currently operating out of Mann & Son offices above the shop in Fore Street, Bovey Tracey. The have also been recently awarded a grant from the Greater Dartmoor LEAF fund to help establish their online business.