Cornwall news Greggs 'misguided' trying to muscle into Cornwall UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Fergus Muller - of Ann's Pasties - believes the high street chain will struggle in 'the lion's den of the country's finest pasty makers'

Cornwall news Greggs 'misguided' trying to muscle into Cornwall UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Fergus Muller - of Ann's Pasties - believes the high street chain will struggle in 'the lion's den of the country's finest pasty makers'

Cornwall news Greggs 'misguided' trying to muscle into Cornwall UK news
22 November 2022 - 18:17

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A leading Cornish pasty maker has said that Greggs' plan to open its first high street bakery in Cornwall is "misguided". Fergus Muller, who runs Ann's Pasties, believes the northern chain will struggle in Cornwall, an area renowned for pasty and pastry makers. The Greggs opening in St Nicholas Street, Truro, now taking place on December 6, has been mired in controversy and delayed for two months, with speculation that it has not been able to find Cornish staff willing to work in the outlet. "I personally can’t see many Cornish people wanting to work in there," Fergus told a national newspaper. Ann's Pasties was started by Ann Muller 40 years ago with a stall in Helston. The business now has shops in The Lizard, Porthleven and Helston as well as a successful online wing. The enterprise is now helmed by Ann's son Fergus. Read more: New Cornwall Greggs not open 'because nobody wants to work there' He told CornwallLive: "If I decided to open in Falmouth there'd be a hoo-ha, let along Greggs coming into the lion's den of the country's finest pasty makers." Fergus has been the go-to pasty professional for a national media feeding on Greggs' first foray on to a Cornish high street awash with oggies. He has been interviewed by Jeremy Vine on TV this week and interviewed by The Guardian. He told the paper: "We’ve been making pasties in Cornwall for generations – we’re masters at it. Local people support their favourite pasty shop like they might do a football team.

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." The new Greggs that's almost ready to open in Truro (Image: olivier Vergnault / CornwallLive) "Pasties in Cornwall are wrapped up in our local land, local economy and local suppliers, and there’s no way Greggs will have that ethos or that understanding. That’s probably why it has struggled to get a foothold here, and why it is facing lots of negativity - it is coming into a territory it probably shouldn’t be entering. Case in point: it tried to open a branch in Saltash in 2019 and it closed after less than a year." He was asked why the British pastry chain keeps chancing its arms in Cornwall. "I think it sees there’s a big market here for pasties and pastry goods, and it desperately wants to tap into it. Since 2019, it has opened branches at a motorway services station (where people passing through are more used to Greggs) and on an industrial estate. They do an adequate job, but it’s never going to fly down here, when there are so many brilliant people making pastry goods - from the small artisans to the bigger chains such as Rowe’s, which has a branch opposite the planned Greggs site and will be in direct competition. It’s like turning up in the Champagne region and trying to make sparkling wine. "Greggs does really well in other parts of the country – it has more than 2,000 branches after all. I can understand why it would like to expand in Cornwall. But we have the skills, and we’re the best at what we do." READ MORE: A Tesco in Cornwall has security tagged its milk bottles Tourism boss says we need to attract 'friends' not 'effing emmets' Clay Country villagers wouldn't live anywhere else despite stigma Ministry of Sound is coming to Cornwall Christmas in Cornwall means pantos, festive shows and concerts

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