Lewis Pies, one of the largest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has secured a distribution agreement with Manchester Superstores.

The northern superstore chain has 12 shops in total, and will stock Lewis Pie products, including its range of Crescent Halal Pies and Pasties.

Lewis Pies is one of the only large pie manufacturers to be halal-accredited, as it uses only halal certified suppliers.

Wilf Lewis, managing director of Lewis Pies, said: “We are very proud of our halal range, which is constantly expanding. We already have distribution agreements with some national retailers, such as Tesco, but it is also very important to us to make these products available to communities at a very local level.

“Manchester Superstores understands the quality of our offering and we are looking forward to a very long and successful relationship.”

He also said the products were popular with Muslims who liked British food products, but needed to buy them from halal-accredited sources.

Lewis Pies’ bakery was established in 1936. It now employs approximately 120 full-time members of staff.