Bodmin-based handmade pasty manufacturer, Proper Cornish Food Company, has secured a contract to supply its pasties and sausage rolls to Spar stores across the south west of England.

The new chilled, ready-to-eat range of pasties and sausage rolls is now available to 300 Spar stores across the region through West Country Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward.

The range includes Traditional Steak, Cheese and Onion and West Country Chicken and Ham.

Ronnie James, category manager at Appleby Westward said: “We find that stores are always likely to stock products from local manufacturers, especially as the majority of Spar stores are owned, managed and run by local people.

"We know how important the Cornish pasty is to people in Cornwall and the south west, so working with a Cornish expert such as Proper Cornish Food Company was an obvious choice.

Phil Ugalde, Proper Cornish Food Company managing director and co-founder commented: “It is absolutely brilliant to be selected as a supplier to such a major retailer."

He added: “Pasties are ever-popular due to the increasing trend towards people eating on the move and the demand for convenient, quality products."

Proper Cornish is also in talks with other regional Spar operators.