Food

Bonnie plans for future as Snowdonia’s first ever ice-cream parlour hits 50

A family-owned ice-cream parlour and pizzeria is planning an exciting move into home-made chocolates and wholesale – and a delayed 50th birthday celebration. Bonnie Rowley is the third generation of her family to run the Glaslyn Ice Cream Parlour and Pizzeria in Beddgelert where Italy meets Wales in the heart of Snowdonia. While lockdown put […]

New Welsh snacks pop up with iconic treats from Snowdonia

It’s an all-American classic with a couple of Welsh twists. Jones Popcorn is part of a newly launched range of snacks and is flavoured with Halen Môn sea salt from the coastline of Anglesey and Blodyn Aur (Golden Flower) rapeseed oil from hills above Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr in Conwy. Also part of the range under […]

Village Bakery set to create 115 new jobs in Wrexham following major investment

A fast-growing bakery has secured an investment deal to fuel major expansion plans which will create 115 new jobs. The owners of the family-run Village Bakery are retaining a material investment in the company, which is due to open a new super bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate this summer. The business will continue to be […]

Care boxes sent as tribute to farmers who are keeping us all fed during Covid crisis

Care boxes packed with goodies have been sent to hard-working farmers across North and Mid Wales to thank them for keeping the country fed and nourished throughout the pandemic crisis. More than 100 St David’s Day gifts have been sent out by kind-hearted South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) based in Chwilog in Gwynedd as a surprise […]

Five key recruits will turbo-charge food firm’s growth to become £50m company

A food company has hired a team of head-hunters to recruit five key staff to turbo-charge ambitious expansion plans. Harlech Foodservice, based in Criccieth and Chester, wants to strengthen the management team, to increase turnover to more than £50 million over the next three years. Part of the strategy includes finding bigger premises in the […]

Nathan drums up trade after cooking up a bright idea over a lockdown barbecue

When oil drum salesman Nathan Pearson took time out for a pandemic lockdown meeting round the barbecue he hit on the idea that has turbo-charged his company – steel drum barbecues. Eight months and 60 BBQ sales later his bright idea has mushroomed into a burgeoning business that has outgrown his back garden and the […]

Magical unicorn cake treat for little Mali

A BRAVE little girl who spent Christmas undergoing vital treatment in hospital has been handed a magical treat at the start of the new year. Big-hearted Ann Chapman, manager of the Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb care home in Wrexham, has been busy baking a delightful unicorn-themed cake for four-year-old Mali Hilditch Prydderch. The lavish cake represented […]

Welsh dairy co-op £14.4m investment will boost production and create jobs

A North Wales farmer-owned creamery has announced a three-year £14.4 million expansion to increase cheese production by 50 per cent and create 30 new jobs by 2024. The investment by South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) is being backed by the Welsh Government with a £5 million grant from their Food Business Investment Scheme. The dairy co-operative […]

Turf’s charity gift after gin sales take off

he gift of a case of gin from the Hollywood stars keen to buy Wrexham Football Club to the historic pub alongside the stadium is helping a family support charity backed by North Wales’s policing chief. Regulars at the famous Turf Hotel alongside the club’s Racecourse Ground have been enjoying 18 bottles of Aviation Gin […]

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 […]