Spanish move for Lewis Pies
30 July, 2008
Products from Welsh bakers Lewis Pies will soon be seen on Spanish supermarket shelves, after a deal was struck with supermarket chain Carrefour.
Swansea-based Lewis Pies makes pies, pasties and savoury products which will be now be available through Carrefour - one of Europe’s largest supermarket chains.The family-run bakers exhibited at the Alimentaria International food and drink exhibition in Barcelona in March this year, under the Welsh Assembly Government’s International Business Wales (IBW) and True Taste banner, attracting interest from foreign companies.Nine products from Lewis Pies ‘bake off’ range have been ordered by Carrefour, including Cornish pasties, sausage rolls and lamb oggies - a lamb and vegetable pasty.Company secretary Pat Lewis said: “We are thrilled to be going into Carrefour, we already export to customers in southern Spain and Lanzarotte through Euro Foods, but after attending Alimentaria we have picked up contracts in Malaga, Majorca and Tenerife." “We are now looking to develop our market in the Canary Islands and the Balearics. Alimentaria opened so many doors for us, we even had interest from Peru. Apparently our Cornish pasty is very much like a product they enjoy in South America but cannot re-produce.”