Yorkshire-based bakery Cooplands has opened its 160th bakery today (27 November) in Lincoln.

A surge in popularity and demand led to its decision to open the shop, according to the company.

The store is located on Lincoln High Street and is open from Monday to Saturday, 7:30am to 5:45pm.

As a result, 14 local roles have been created, including manager, assistant manager, supervisor and sales assistants.

“We’re incredibly excited to launch our 160th store and we are thrilled to open it in the historic market town of Lincoln. We’re looking forward to welcoming our first customers and, from the amount of interest, we’re positive it will be a huge success,” said Helen Warman, regional sales manager at Cooplands.

“We’ve taken on 14 new members of staff and they’ve settled in really quickly. This is our 13th shop opening this year and, with further plans for growth, there’s no stopping us.”

Cooplands, which originated in Scarborough, offers products such as freshly made sandwiches, hand-iced cakes and pastries, freshly baked bread and chocolate éclairs.

First customer at Cooplands Bakery