New super bakery is on a roll

A new super bakery is up and running less than two years after the one it’s replaced was destroyed by a devastating fire. Champagne corks popped after bread started rolling off the production line at the Jones Village Bakery’s new 140,000 sq ft plant on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The jubilant mood was in stark contrast […]

Food company driver recruitment plan beats the pingdemic staffing problem

A leading food supply company is ahead of the curve after recruiting 15 drivers as a nationwide shortage made worse by the ‘pingdemic’ hits UK deliveries of fresh food. Many supermarkets and wholesalers have been forced to reduce deliveries or even shut down and big gaps have appeared on the shelves as staff are forced […]

Success at the double as creamery’s mellow Double Gloucester cheese crowned best in Wales

A farmer-owned creamery in North Wales is celebrating after its tasty Double Gloucester cheese scooped a gold award and went on to be crowned the best cheese in Wales. South Caernarfon Creamery’s double triumph came at the prestigious 2021 Virtual Cheese Awards where they competed against the best cheesemakers from across the UK. The glittering […]

Juve fan Andrea plans to put Wrexham in the premier league for a night out

He’s served up steak to the most infamous jaws in football and hobnobbed with one of the managerial maestros of the Champions League and now Andrea Miacola is bringing his restaurant skills to North Wales’s football capital. The 34-year-old from Turin, a Juventus fan, is supervising the re-opening of Belushimo, to bring a taste of […]

Lucas aiming to continue cycle of success at Jones Village Bakery

A talented young baker who made history in his native Germany is rising to a new challenge in North Wales. Lucas Fussnegger became the youngest ever master baker in his homeland and he’s now putting his skills to use at the fast-growing Jones Village Bakery in Wrexham. The 29-year-old has been appointed as the group’s […]

Hospitality sector frustrated by staff shortages as pent up demand soars

The boss of food distribution company in North Wales is calling for a special dispensation for workers from Europe to come to work in pubs, restaurants and hotels. David Cattrall, the managing director of Harlech Foodservice, believes that they should be exempt from Brexit restrictions – just like fruit pickers coming from the continent to […]

Jo rises to challenge at top bakery

A leading bakery has launched a £3,000-a-year scholarship programme to help raise standards in the food industry. The first recipient of the Jones Village Bakery’s bursary is Jo Flower, 21, a food technology and product development student at Harper Adams University in Newport in Shropshire. Part of the prize will be spending the next year […]

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 […]