A traditional North Yorkshire food, wine and hamper company is opening the doors of its third store in time for the Christmas season.

Lewis & Cooper’s new food hall outlet, based in Harrogate, will sell the business’ wide selection of food and drink products, including its handmade multi-award-winning plum puddings, sweet and savoury biscuits, Christmas cakes and a variety of other baked goods.

Lewis & Cooper also plans to establish a kitchen unit and production warehouse elsewhere in the county town, where it will produce and distribute its products.

Bettina Bell, retail director, said the business was delighted to be pressing ahead with its expansion plans.