Spicers Bakery in Navan, Co Meath, Ireland, is to move its L’Artisan division to a new bakery at the end of January to meet increased demand.
MD John Spicer founded the L’Artisan company three years ago to make and distribute artisan-style bread, confectionery and dessert products for caterers.
The new bakery is on the large Mullaghboy industrial estate just outside Navan and will have 650 sq m of production space.
L’Artisan currently employs around 25 people and is likely to add to those numbers.
About half the staff are non-Irish, including 10 pastry bakers from France - French croissants are a speciality.
The firm’s existing bakery in Navan is to be retained for traditional Irish breads.
Spicers also has a retail outlet, Cooper’s Fine Foods, in the Navan shopping centre.