Baker goes from strength to strength

Baker goes from strength to strength

A growing Northumberland bakery chain is set to continue expanding after landing a lucrative deal to supply a regional co-operative group.

Ashington-based Bakers Pantry has signed a partnership agreement with Lakes & Dales Co-Operative as the bakery continues to expand.

The deal will see the bakery supply produce for their food-to-go in-store bakery counters across the North of England. 

Bakers Pantry will initially be available in two Lakes & Dales stores in Seaton Delaval, which will sell a wide range of savoury and sweet products.

Bakers Pantry came into being in 2015 when it bought and rebranded historic bakery business Donkins of Ashington.

Following a programme of store upgrading and refurbishment it now has four outlets in Ashington, one in Seaton Delaval and one in Morpeth, as well as a wholesale bakery business supplying local hospitals and schools.

A sixth retail store offering will open shortly at Lakes & Dales Co-operative in Wheatridge, Seaton Delaval. Bakers Pantry plans to open further retail stores across the region and build a new bakery facility to support its growth.

David Crook, managing director of Bakers Pantry, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Lakes & Dales.

“They place a strong emphasis on providing customers with local products like ours and we share the same passion for quality, freshness and customer service.”

Stephen Brown of Lakes & Dales Cooperative added: “Bakers Pantry is an ideal partner for us – they have an excellent product range which is well-known and loved in the North East.”


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