Rich Products’ (Rich’s) innovative thaw-and-serve bakery range, Baked, is launching in 875 One Stop stores across the UK, as the company looks to increase its distribution within the convenience channel.
The range is launching initially with two cookie products, White Chocolate cookies and the top-selling Triple Chocolate cookies.
Food to go convenience missions have increased in recent months with the boom in shopping local, a lasting effect of the first lockdown1. Stores based in suburban locations have benefitted from catering for a working-from-home clientele who are more likely to treat themselves to lunch or snacks during the week.
Overall, sales of ISB Cookies have performed well this year, with value sales up 1.9% in the past three months2.
Baked is a mouth-watering range of sumptuous, premium sweet baked goods available across the wholesale, grocery, foodservice and OOH channel. Offering coffee shop quality, the collection, which includes cookies, muffins, buns and shortbreads, aims to indulge customers’ ever-growing appetites for sugary rewards, and in turn drive market sales and margin growth.
John Want, Sales, Marketing and R&D Director at Rich’s, says: “We can’t wait to see our Baked cookies available via One Stop stores across the UK. Shoppers are looking to their local convenience stores to not only provide the basic everyday items, but also to offer products that they can treat themselves with. Baked can transform retailers’ bakery range, providing a real point of difference with exceptional value for money and a delicious eating experience. We’ve also ensured we are delivering these products in eye-catching, shelf-ready packaging, which makes things so easy for the retailer.
“Sweet bakery has performed well this year and as we expect sales to be strong in the months ahead, especially in the local convenience channel, with consumers willing to spend more on visually-enticing cookies that offer an enjoyable and luxurious eating experience. Generally, we are all also increasingly conscious of what we’re eating, so when indulging it must be ‘worth the calories’ – our cookies are certainly that!”
Developed at Rich’s state-of-the-art facility in Andover, Baked can help retailers create a real sweet bakery ‘wow factor’ in grocery or out of home. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to stock.