The Olive Tree Delicatessen opened on the 4th May 2016.
It is an independent shop located on the high street in the market town of Mold in Flintshire.
I opened the shop after a long career in Sainsbury's as a food safety auditor (10 years) and then as a Regional support manager (8 years) focussing on the Deli, meat, fish & pizza counters. My love for deli products began here.
Working at a regional meant that I wasn’t able to spend the time with customers I wanted to; I wasn’t able to stock the products I thought we should be selling and finally I wasn’t able to display the products in the way I wanted to. So I have traded in the corporate life and set up shop to go it alone….and I Love it!
We sell over 40 different types of Cheese, we also sell Oils, vinegars, crackers, fresh coffee, beautiful hams, artisan chocolate, Locally produced ice creams, Cheese Cakes, Platters, hampers etc
I never thought that our business would grow the way it has thanks to our amazing customers - most of whom we are now on first name terms with. I am so proud of what we have achieved, the team we have, the customers we have and the service we offer - if you are looking for a friendly place to come and visit, maybe try a few goodies, then visit us.
In 2019, we had the honour of being nationally shortlisted 1 of the 10 best Deli's at the "Farm & Deli Show Awards", eventually picking up the award for Wales. An award based around our service, customer feedback and anonymous judging visits.
I am passionate about using local produce if possible but our overriding focus is fantastic quality and product provenance. They have to look great and taste great as a minimum requirement to get a spot in the shop and because of this we can confidently talk to our customers about the type of product they may be purchasing.
We are always on the look out for new and exciting products at food shows and exhibitions, but many of our products have been on the recommendation of our customers. So if you see something different, unusual and it tastes fantastic, then we want to know about it.