Crewe-based Wrights Pies has been bought out by chilled foods supplier The Compleat Food Group.
Wrights Food Group, which manufactures Wrights Pies, was established in 1926 by Jack and Lizzie Wright who sold their pies to neighbours from their Stoke-on-Trent doorstep.
Today the company’s 600 strong workforce manufactures and distributes savoury products, confectionery and ready meals into retail and foodservice sectors and manages 15 Wrights branded bakery stores across the Northwest.
The business has been bought by The Compleat Food Group, which supplies chilled pastry, olives, antipasti, plant-based and continental meats to major retailers across the UK.
The move is said to further strengthen The Compleat Food Group, providing incremental scale while continuing its diversification into the foodservice sector and expanding the group’s customer base.
Paul Monk, executive chair of The Compleat Food Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Wrights Food Group into our Pastry Division. This move enables us to better serve our customers and offer a greater range of products, helping the group to further strengthen its position in UK retail and food Service.”
Wrights Food Group chairman Peter Wright added: “This business has been built on the foundations of family values, quality and providing the best possible service to our customers. Our merger with the Compleat Group is a decision which we feel builds on the legacy which the Wrights family has worked so hard to create over 96 years.
“Becoming an integral part of a larger group is good news for everyone involved. We are looking forward to a future of further growth and the natural expansion of our much loved and highly valued Wrights products and brand.”