Bakery Products Limited has taken over a second family-run bakery to complement and grow its existing operations.
The Midlands-based company, which is part of supermarket business Haldane Retail Group, acquired the assets and goodwill of Hobson Foods Limited located in Newcastle upon Tyne, which previously traded as Tindale & Stanton and was in administration.
The new Tindale & Stanton Limited business will be incorporated into Bakery Products’s operations, in addition to the Scarborough-based Woodhead Bakery that it acquired the premises to and 11 shops earlier this year, alongside Coopland & Sons (Scarborough) who bought 18 shops in a separate deal.
A spokesperson for Bakery Products, said: “When Hobson Foods became available, we saw a unique opportunity to save a successful business that shares our traditional family bakery ethics.
“Tindale & Stanton will complement and enhance the current range offered by the Woodhead Bakery. The two businesses have strong synergies in that each is well known and respected in its respective geographical area with a focus on quality, range and value for money.
“It is planned that the 122 Tindale & Stanton staff in place when the acquisition was agreed will retain their positions. However, we understand that, regrettably, a small number of redundancies have taken place over the last few weeks."
Tindale & Stanton has served the North East for over 25 years by supplying bakery products to local retailers, fish & chips shops and cafés, in addition to its wholesale division that provides branded pies and baked goods to a number of national supermarket chains and retailers.