In 2006, Tony Connett came from the UK to Australia for the wedding of his childhood friend, Richard Maloney. Maloney asked him to stay to help set up Maloneys Grocer.
In December 2016, Connett struck out on his own with this hybrid fine goods supermarket and health food store. He’s spent most of his working life in the supermarket business, but it’s at Connett’s Corner that his passion for community and premium produce really shines.
With a fastidious eye, he personally checks every product to ensure that it meets his high standards in terms of sustainability, quality, taste and ethics. What’s even more impressive is that every product is Australian made. Originally apprehensive about banning plastic bags from the store, Connett’s found the feedback from customers to be overwhelmingly positive. Instead, there is a two-metre-high stack of empty cardboard boxes, as well as a “boomerang bag” corner where customers can drop of and re-use old canvas bags.
All fruit and veg are organic and delivered three times a week, ensuring that only the freshest produce hits the floor. Connett’s Corner also stocks Brickfields bread, Beerenberg sauces, Inglewood chicken, Country Valley Milk and one of the biggest vegan ranges in Sydney.
If there’s something you can’t find (though we highly doubt it), order it in – Connett has an inventory of customer requests highlighted with yellow marker. Every one to date has been met.