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  • Hugo Walker

Scottish pie wholesaler Bells Food Group secures Tesco deal

Tesco has offered Bells Food Group a major deal to supply the supermarket giant with five different pie and pastry products.

Bells, based in Shotts, Lanarkshire, churns out around 16 million pies a year. Since its birth as a family-run bakery back in 1931, it has grown into a pastry and pie wholesaler with a turnover of £26m and 220 staff in its ranks.

Philip Wilson, buying manager for Pastry at Tesco, said: "Tesco has a long history of supporting the Scottish food and drink sector and a long history of working with Bells. It’s great to see these two things come together with Bells now supplying Tesco own label across the UK. We look forward to serving our customers across the UK a fantastic pastry."

Ronnie Miles, managing director of Bells Food Group, said: "This is a significant achievement for the business and down to the quality of the products, the team at Bells and the trust that Tesco has invested in us to deliver this contract which will double the turnover of our Dykehead Bakery.

This news follows a successful period for Bells on the back of increased sales and brand innovation which secured third place in Scotland’s top 50 food and drinks brands."

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