EXCLUSIVE: Country Style completes European expansion

In-store bakery supplier Country Style Foods has acquired a bakery plant in Belgium, formerly owned by Belgian bakery business, Le Bon Grain Group.

The company told British Baker the new factory will produce a part-baked bread and roll range, aimed at in-store bakeries and the ‘bake-at-home’ market.

The site, previously owned by major Belgian bakery business Le Bon Grain Group, which was broken up last year, has been supplying to both European supermarket chains and UK retailers.

The plant is in the town of Lommel, close to the Dutch and German borders.

Joe Wood, managing director of Country Style Foods, told British Baker: “We intend to utilise the site to spearhead our European expansion, as well as to offer our existing customers more.”

Built in 2014, the industrial plant includes “considerable” robotics and automation, according to the company.

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