Big spend pays off for biscuit firm


INDEPENDENT biscuit maker Border Biscuits has invested £1m in its Lanark manufacturing plant.

The investment means the firm can now produce up to  500 chocolate biscuit bars and the firm has credited its investment with helping it secure a major listing with Morrisons.

The Morrisons deal will see Border Biscuits’ Dark Chocolate Ginger Biscuit Bars roll out to 182 of the supermarket’s stores across the UK.

Border Biscuits’ Dark Chocolate Ginger 24g bars are also available through wholesale channels in shelf-ready cases of 18, priced at £1.60 RRP.

The firm’s supermarket deal follows a strong 12 months of trading, with Border Biscuits recording sales of over £5m for Dark Chocolate Ginger.

John Cunningham, managing director at Border Biscuits said: “With in-home snacking having increased by 50% during lockdown, we hope that consumers will enjoy discovering their favourite biscuit in its new snack bar format.

“Like many food manufacturers, coronavirus has presented countless challenges for our business.

“To have our new Dark Chocolate Ginger Bars land in Morrisons is testament to the continued hard work and commitment of our team.”