M&S contract for Brownings

Scottish bakery secures a 59 store listing

John Galls in front of an M&S lorry
John Galls said the M&S contract will help to protect jobs.

KILMARNOCK-based bakery Brownings The Bakers has secured a new contract to supply 59 M&S stores across Scotland.

The bakery will supply M&S with potato scones priced at £1.15 per pack.

Brownings employs 190 individuals across its business and the firm has said the new M&S contract will help to secure those jobs in the face of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal follows a £1.5m investment in 2014 which saw the Brownings bakery increase capacity by more than doubling in size.

John Galls, managing director at Brownings said: “M&S’s commitment to Scottish suppliers is more relevant than ever, and we’re proud to announce our partnership with the retailer.

“During the current climate all businesses have needed to adapt to ensure we can continue to supply the nation and we’ve been working extremely closely with M&S to make sure customers will be able to enjoy our traditional tattie scones throughout Scottish stores.”

David Bates, head of region for West of Scotland at M&S said: “Brownings is a fantastic example of a family-run Scottish business that is committed to supplying the very best local products to our stores and we’re thrilled to develop a partnership with the bakery.”