Flintshire firm Tasties has landed a deal to supply 13 Tesco stores in North Wales with a new range of sandwiches.

The Sandycroft-based sandwich manufacturer has developed a Welsh range, including Welsh Lamb and Mint Sauce, Cadog Ploughman’s with Welsh Ale Chutney and Welsh Rarebit with Sautéed Leeks. The firm said that if the products proved successful, it planned to roll out the range in Mid and South Wales and the border stores.

Tasties will bolt on its Welsh range of products to its standard line, so that it can offer them to schools and colleges in north-west England as well as its other Welsh customers, said MD Richard Brown.

"This is a great opportunity to get some locally-made products into our stores, which customers tell us they want more of," said Mark Grant, Tesco’s senior buying manager for Wales.

Tasties now produces 30,000 sandwiches a day.