A Doncaster-based bakery has been chosen by The Co-operative to supply its handcrafted pies as part of the food retailer’s Yorkshire range of specially selected products from across the county.
The Topping Pie Company produces an award winning range of products and The Co-operative will now list some of their pork and steak pies in more than 25 stores nationwide from this month.
Matthew Topping, sales director at The Topping Pie Company, said: “We are excited about working with the convenience and supermarket retailer to bring our products to the Co-operative customer base. More and more shoppers are supporting local producers like us and choosing products with real Yorkshire origin.”
Kate Jones, head of local sourcing at the Co-operative, added: “Our customers have told us they want to buy local products at their Co-op store and so we have responded by teaming up with more than 50 new Yorkshire suppliers, including the Topping Pie Company. Products made in the vicinity of our stores are prized by customers who want to support locally produced regional food which often helps to define a specific area such as Yorkshire.
“Our unique local sourcing initiative has been designed to break down the barriers which have previously made it difficult for smaller companies to supply large national organisations. Our vision is to champion a better way of doing business for you and your communities and what better way for us to this than to sell as many locally produced goods as possible.”