Lewis Pie & Pasty Company, based in Swansea, Wales, has secured a distribution agreement with the National Independents Supermarket Association (NISA).

One of the country’s largest grocery retailer companies, NISA has more than 2,500 independent retail outlets nationwide, producing a turnover of £1.43bn.

Lewis Pies expects the deal will see its products, including its halal-certified Crescent range, made available to a wider customer base throughout the UK.

Wilf Lewis, managing director of Lewis Pies, said: “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.”