Northern Ireland-based fresh and frozen baked goods manufacturer, Evron Foods has secured a contract to supply Spar UK with own-label fresh and frozen garlic breads.

Evron will now produce Spar brand twin-pack frozen garlic baguettes and own-brand fresh single garlic baguettes as well as garlic slices, which is a new line for the retailer.

Dominic Downey, sales and marketing director, said: "This is a significant new contract for us, especially the chilled lines. Fresh foods are a growth area that Spar is trying to develop in the UK."

The firm already supplies Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Netto in the UK and the Musgrave Group in the UK and Ireland with their own-brand garlic breads. "We blend all our own fillings on-site, using fresh butter or margarine, fresh garlic and either fresh or IQF parsley," said Downey. "We produce bespoke recipes for each customer according to their specifications."

Evron Foods also produces a range of bread and patisserie products for in-store bakeries and foodservice. These include French breads, ciabattas, fruit pies and crumbles. It also has dedicated lines at its Northern Irish and Welsh factories producing breads for the Subway chain.

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