Kind bakers help boys’ choir rise to Covid-19 challenge

A pioneering choir that hit the high notes when it wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges has been given a boost by a bakery firm as it struggles for funding during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Boys Aloud, which has choirs in Wrexham, Rhyl, Caernarfon and Holyhead with a total of 80 members, has received a […]

Harlech inspired by football superstar to step up deliveries to food banks

A big-hearted wholesaler has been inspired by food bank football superstar Marcus Rashford to help hard-up families across North Wales and Cheshire through Christmas and the New Year. Harlech Foodservices, which has bases at Criccieth and Chester, loaded up its delivery vans to drop off an impressive list of over £1,000-worth of provisions at food […]

Cheese-packer Keith on his bike as four from class of 95 chalk up 100 years

Cheese-packer Keith Crews thinks the world of his job – and to prove it he’s cycled 37,600 miles, one and a half times the Earth’s circumference to and from work at South Caernarfon Creameries for 25 years. Music fan Keith is one of four loyal employees who have chalked up over 100 years with the […]

Food distribution firm warns First Minister of £2m losses and jobs being put at risk

A food distribution company has written to the First Minister warning that jobs will be at risk because a national “firebreak” in Wales and rolling local lockdowns in England will cost them £2 million. Andrew Foskett, the joint chairman of Harlech Foodservice, based in Criccieth and Chester, revealed, the company had already been forced to […]

Food firm clinches smokin’ £3.5m deal with BBQ restaurant Hickory’s

A food distribution company has clinched a £3.5 million a year deal to supply fast-growing US-style smokehouse and BBQ restaurant group Hickory’s with a sizzling selection of beef, pork and chicken. The announcement was made at Hickory’s newest restaurant, right on the River Severn at Shrewsbury and comes hot on the heels of news that […]

Strap in for a rough Brexit ride – top economist warns Welsh farmers

Welsh farmers might need to strap in for a rough ride if the UK’s trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) end in no deal, a leading economist has warned. But even if a deal can be struck it’s likely to be weighted in favour of the EU and agriculture will find itself a long […]

The pie’s the limit for Kerry and baker’s dozen of heroes

A bakery’s pie expert is celebrating two major achievements in his career – 30 years with the firm and making millions of award-winning products. Kerry Wilson who joined the Wrexham-based Village Bakery straight from school in 1990 was among a baker’s dozen of staff to receive long service awards. Vouchers for £250 were presented to […]

Honesty box helps farm’s growing ice-cream business beat the virus

Honesty has been the best policy for an award-winning organic ice-cream business which has found lockdown salvation in farm gate sales after its summer events programme was wiped out by the pandemic. Chilly Cow ice cream,based in the Vale of Clwyd, set up a portable freezer and an honesty box at Stryt Faw, Llanychan, near […]

Starring role for Welsh Cakes in royal couple’s virtual tour

A bakery’s iconic Welsh Cakes have been chosen for a starring role in a food-related royal virtual tour of the UK. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has featured on the social media channels of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, looking back at their previous visit to the bakery and […]