An award winning Yorkshire-based family bakery has introduced a range of its award winning products to the Channel Islands, securing a significant contract with The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.
The Topping Pie Company, based in Doncaster were picked by the Co-operative Society who have has partnered with local food distributor Cimandis to create a supply chain, blending the best of Jersey with handpicked, award winning products from the UK.
Handcrafted Speciality pork pies and Dinky Topped pork pies produced at Toppings South Yorkshire bakery have launched in the new look delicatessen at the refurnished Grand Marchẽ St Helier store in Jersey. The products will then be rolled out to a further three outlets – a second in Jersey and two in Guernsey – within the next three months, along with a range of Toppings products which have been listed in a further 20 outlets on the islands including retailers, hospitality, pubs, cafés, sports, leisure and airport sectors.
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is a community retailer which is owned by members in Jersey and Guernsey and offers the largest range of products sourced from local producers in the islands. It has a long tradition of supporting local producers, but recognised the need to introduce more products from around the world to complement and extend its delicatessen range.
More than 300 lines, which will change depending on the seasons, will be introduced on the relaunched delicatessens which are centred on foods of the world to showcase local and international artisan products.
Roger Topping, Managing Director of The Topping Pie Company said: “We are delighted to work with local food distributor Cimandis to launch the Toppings brand into the Channel Islands. The Channel Islands Co-operative Society listing is a significant contract for us and we are proud to be among a selection of handpicked suppliers by the retailer which values quality and great taste on its deli counters.”
Kenny Mc Donald, Head of Retail Operations for The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, said the Toppings brand would be a welcome addition to the new look delicatessens.
“Each one of the suppliers has been handpicked for the quality of their products. Our customers have a real passion for local and artisan products and we were confident that the new range, which includes Toppings pies, would be well received, and the feedback we’ve had already has been fantastic.”