Burton’s Biscuit, the UK bakery firm behind brands such as Maryland and Wagon Wheels, has announced it has acquired Paterson Arran, a Scottish independent food company, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition includes the Paterson’s shortbread brand as well as the foodservice biscuit and chutney brands Bronte, Cafe Bronte and Arran Fine Foods. Paterson Arran, which employs around 200 people, runs the Royal Burgh Bakery in Livingston, West Lothian, which produces shortbread, oatcakes, biscuits and cookies, and the Old Mill, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, which primarily produces chutneys, mustards and preserves.
Commenting on the deal, Burton’s Biscuit CEO Nick Field said: “Paterson Arran is a superb business with a first-rate product portfolio and baking expertise which combines time honoured methods with the very latest technology, to make outstanding products. The acquisition is a further indication of our intent to increase our production capability, to extend our product offering and to continue growing our presence in the biscuit market”.
Source: Burton’s Biscuit