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Notts pastry producer gears up to deliver millions of pork pies as festive season sees surge in demand

Notts pastry producer gears up to deliver millions of pork pies as festive season sees surge in demand

Almost 30 million pork pies will be made and distributed by leading savoury pastry manufacturer Addo Food Group in the weeks running up to Christmas.

This month will see millions of pork pies distributed from the Tottle bakery, which employs more than 500 people, in order to reach UK leading supermarkets in time for Christmas.

Famous for its traditional and Melton Mowbray pies, a staple on Christmas buffet tables across the nation, the group will be working around-the-clock to meet the demand as production ramps up in December.

Deborah Bolton, CEO of Addo Food Group, which has an extensive portfolio of products sold by major UK supermarkets and retailers, alongside manufacturing products under the Wall’s Pastry and Pork Farms brands, said:

“December is the busiest time of the year at our Tottle bakery and everyone has been working hard to deliver pies across the country, in time for Christmas.

“We gear up for the Christmas orders months in advance to make sure that we produce plenty of pork pies. Despite being a challenging year for many, we are still experiencing very high demand for one of the nation’s favourite buffet staples. With Christmas set to be different for everyone, we’re delighted that families across the nation will still be able to celebrate over one of our pork pies.”

Pork Farms, which was founded in 1931 by Nottinghamshire baker Ken Parr, also launched an innovative “Porkless” pork pie this October, which uses meat-free alternative pea protein to replicate the traditional pork pie flavours – ensuring that everyone can enjoy the classic snack this Christmas.

Addo Food Group operates across five sites in the UK, producing quiches, savoury pies, sausage rolls, pasties, slices and scotch eggs for major retailers, as well as the number one sausage roll brand Wall’s Pastry.

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