Daniel and Shauna Tuson, the new owners of the Fourways Fruit and Veg outlet, eagerly absorbed all the knowledge they could from Devonport's retired produce guru Doula Papas before she left the building. The couple intends to maintain the aspects that customers value about the unassuming store. People who shop there love the place that's also become a stopover for visitors happy to rediscover the kind of fruit and veggie shop it's harder to find interstate, offering the personalised service you can't get at supermarket chains. Mrs Papas was awarded a Diamond of Devonport accolade for her business achievements after working in the produce industry for over 55 years. Her knowledge of running a small business and sourcing seasonal produce from the North-West Coast's fertile food bowl region is hard to beat. In various tough times, small independent retailers like Mrs Papas have had to dig deep to keep the fruit and vegetable supply going and provide Tassie produce for the community. She prioritised Tasmanian growers, when cheaper imports flooded the market, and her loyal customers appreciated it. With her retirement, the Tusons have taken over the reins, grateful for her mentoring. Mrs Papas was just as happy to see them take over. "They're a local family, and I couldn't have asked for better people to take over," she said. The Tusons have two children, four-year-old Max and 16-year-old Charlotte will help at the store. Mr Tuson spent 18 years working as a miner, and his wife worked in medical recruitment for 11 years, but this is their first business venture together. They are learning the ropes fast on the job. Mrs Tuson thanked Mrs Papas and her team for "creating a fantastic legacy" and trusting them to continue it. "We promise to continue providing our customers the best fresh produce and customer service they're used to," she said. Mr Tuson has plans to make the store more spacious and add two new fridges. However, they're not coming in to change the world. The couple said they plan to tweak the store as they go along until they find their niche and add their touches and ideas. "We're just going to try and get through Christmas, which is a busy time," Mr Tuson said. He said people who shopped at Mrs Papas' store for a long time were happy it wasn't closing after she retired. All nine staff remained working at the store, which Mr Tuson described as "a busy little machine". "The customers and staff have been good to us, helping us where they can," Mr Tuson said. "We're flying by the seat of our pants, learning as we go, and everyone has been understanding and friendly," Mrs Tuson said. "It's so nice to hear that Doula was so valued, and we hope we can continue what she started. "If people have any issues, questions or suggestions, please speak to either of us. "We want to support local growers where we can, and later on, hope to introduce home deliveries and corporate deliveries."