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Around Noon invests £500,000 to quadruple bakery operation

Around Noon Bakery general manger Steve Fogo with head of new product development Ciara Byrne. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Newry.ie

NEWRY food-to-go firm Around Noon is investing more than £500,000 to quadruple the size of its bakery due increased demand from a range of blue-chip customers.

The investment will involve the acquisition of, and expansion into, a 10,000 sq ft unit adjoining its existing premises in Greenbank industrial estate, and the purchase of new machinery, which will significantly expand its capacity to meet customer demand.

Around Noon (www.aroundnoon.com) is an award-winning producer of bespoke innovative food products.

It supplies a number of well-known high street retailers and independent stores in Northern Ireland, the Republic and operators within the travel sector in the UK.

Chief executive Gareth Chambers said: “We continue to go from strength to strength, experiencing growing demand from new and existing customers. This investment will allow the bakery to significantly increase capacity and enable it to produce a wider range of products.”

Around Noon Bakery produces bakery items including cakes, muffins, pastries, slices, cupcakes, brownies and scones for a range of customers and under its own ‘Sweet Things’ brand.

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