Cooplands bakery chain is following the footsteps of Greggs.
Scarborough-based Cooplands is offering 100 per cent vegan bread and rolls. Cooplands was founded in Scarborough more than 130 years ago. It is a family-run business which employs 1,600 people. Today the chain operates more than 160 shops and 12 cafés across the UK. It was the "first high street" bakery to offer a vegan range.
Cooplands CEO Belinda Youngs said: "At Cooplands we put our customers’ needs at the heart of our bakery operations.
"We know that many shoppers want to be really sure that the bread products that they are buying are 100 per cent vegan and that’s why we are delighted to be the first high street bakery to be able to offer this to all our customers every day.”
The company’s bread is made to a traditional recipe, with high protein flour, water, salt and yeast as the base.
"Where possible they source local ingredients. The company’s three bakery sites in Scarborough, Durham and Hull make thousands of loaves and rolls every day. They are freshly baked around the clock, then delivered to 160 shops and 12 cafes across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East at 5 am each morning", company’s spokesman said.
The 100 per cent vegan range will be produced in three bakeries Scarborough in and distributed to all the chain’s stores across the UK.
Source - The Northern Echo