Cooplands to accelerate growth as sales top £50m

first_imgSales at bakery chain Coopland & Son (Scarborough) have risen 5.7% year-on-year to £50.2m.In its financial statement for the year ended 31 March 2019, the company said it had continued to grow organically, with additional outlets in new areas and its traditional customer base.Cooplands has expanded rapidly following an £8.5m investment by BGF in 2017 and now operates 160 shops and 12 cafés that are typically located in shopping parades and high streets.It has also expanded its sandwich van fleet to 35 vehicles that operate from its bakeries in Durham and Hull.The company reported continued uncertainty around material costs, although these had not been as extreme as in previous years. Operating profit at the business was £0.9m, down from £1.2m the previous year.Cooplands recently announced the appointment of former Morrisons marketing head Belinda Youngs as chief executive.“Cooplands is a brand with a rich heritage and an exciting future ahead,” said Youngs. ”Working alongside BGF, our long-term investment partner, we have ambitious plans to accelerate this growth through developing our brand strategy. This will see an evolution of our shop format and respective product offering in each location.”Youngs added that the business had invested in its three bakeries to provide a platform for growth and innovation.“A couple of examples of initiatives now in the market, or launching soon, include our innovative Christmas range,” she explained. “2020 will see the relaunch of our breakfast range to incorporate healthier and even more convenient choices, as well as the continued development of our vegan range.”last_img read more


first_imgThe relief road from Letterkenny Shopping Centre is under construction.Work on a relief road to take traffic from Donegal’s busiest roundabouts has started.A new road from the Tesco car park will allow traffic exiting the Letterkenny Shopping Centre avoid the roundabout.Instead outgoing traffic will soon have the choice to exit the carpark to the left of Tobins Filling station and onto the Port Road. However, exiting traffic will only be able to turn left.Traffic will not be allowed to enter the shopping centre carpark from the Port Road.Roadworks and kerbing are being undertaken at the site at present.The road promises to ease traffic congestion on the Port Roundabout which is often bumper to bumper especially at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Construction work continues on the road from Letterkenny Shopping Centre onto the Port Road. WORK STARTS ON RELIEF ROAD AT ONE OF DONEGAL’S BUSIEST ROUNDABOUTS was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyRoundabouttescolast_img read more