Country Style acquires Schwan desserts plant

05 May, 2006
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Chairman Tony Wood

RAPIDLY expanding bakery supplier Country Style Foods has bought the former Schwan Global Cake Company frozen desserts factory in Bridlington, which was closed last month.
Leeds-based Country Style said it had no immediate plans to re-open the site, following its asset purchase from administrators.Chairman Tony Wood said in a statement: “It is the widely held view, that in the light of fierce competition and over capacity in the industry any attempt to revive a viable frozen desserts business on the site would be unrealistic.”But the company believes the 240,000sq ft Bridlington site, which formerly employed 200 people, does have long-term development potential.It is “enthusiastic” about the possibility of developing the site to meet the future demands of its business and, in due course, creating employment opportunities at the site. County Style Foods, a family business, operates plants in Leeds and Grimsby, as well as the former Hibernia Foods plant in Stockton. It also owns the former Hibernia Foods site in Peterlee, Country Durham, which is currently unused.It produces own-label part-baked breads, patisserie and doughnuts, as well as roulades, speciality breads, bagels, croissants and pizza bases.



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