Next launch for bakery partnership

Northumberland bakery chain Bakers Pantry is now offering its products in the Lakes & Dales Co-operative at Wheatridge Park, Seaton Delaval.

The shop is selling well-known products such as Donkins pasties and Anderson’s pies, as well as a wide range of Bakers Pantry savouries, sandwiches, hot food and cakes.

The Wheatridge Park housing development opened in 2009 and a purpose-built store and filling station was built for Seaton Valley Co-operative in 2014.

It became part of the Lakes & Dales family when the two Co-ops merged last year.

Bakers Pantry signed a partnership agreement with Lakes & Dales earlier this year to supply bakery produce to their stores in the north of England and the Wheatridge shop is the second to launch.

David Crook, managing director of Bakers Pantry, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Lakes & Dales Co-operative.

“They share our passion for quality, freshness and customer service and the in-store bakery counter we launched in June at the shop on Avenue Road in the centre of Seaton Delaval is proving very popular.”

In addition, there are two Bakers Pantry stores in Ashington and one in Morpeth.

Stephen Brown of Lakes & Dales Co-operative said: “Fresh bakery items are a really important part of our offer and at Wheatridge, our customers value the convenience of buying both groceries and food-to-go while they fill up with fuel.

“Bakers Pantry is an ideal partner for us – it has an excellent product range that is well-known and loved across the North East.”