Wrights Food Group is to acquire Stoke-on-Trent bakery Premier Catering, which has been supplying it with bread for more than 30 years.Premier has been baking and delivering loaves, baguettes and baps to Wrights’ shops across north Staffordshire and south Cheshire.“We have acquired the business to ensure continuity of supply but also to expand the range,” said Wrights Food Group chairman and CEO Peter Wright.Wrights, which has an annual turnover of more than £50m, supplies savoury products, cakes and ready meals to restaurant brands, supermarket chains and independent retailers, and exports to over 26 countries.Premier is to be moved from its current site in Anchor Road, Longton, to a purpose-built unit attached to the Wrights’ bakery centre in Crewe. The transition is expected to complete by the end of this month.Wrights will also be investing in “state-of-the-art” bakery equipment at the new site to increase production, while retaining quality. Staff from Premier Catering will be moving to the purpose-built unit to ensure continuity in standards.“Premier Catering has supplied us with high-quality bread for in excess of 30 years,” added Wright. “Investment will help us to increase production and to grow.”Rolando Tuano (pictured above), owner of Premier Catering, said: “The deal is great news for both companies and I am delighted it has been agreed. The time is right for the acquisition. We are looking forward to building on the great relationship we have forged over the past three decades.”Wrights recently announced it would be supplying its pies to a third of all the clubs in the Football League following new contract wins.
Published on May 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Syracuse attack Kayla Treanor was named as one of the five Tewaaraton Award finalists on Sunday — an award given to best player in college lacrosse. It’s the third straight year that the Treanor has been named a finalist. She has never won the award.Maryland’s Taylor Cummings has won the award each of the last two seasons. Cummings and Treanor are joined by Notre Dame’s Barbara Sullivan, the Terrapins’ Alice Mercer and Florida’s Nicole Graziano.Treanor finished the regular season tied for 11th in points with 84 (46 goals and 38 assists). She broke the record for the most career goals in Syracuse history, with 256 and counting.This season, Treanor became the lead draw control specialist for SU this season. In her first game, she broke the single-game draw control record for a Syracuse player with 19. Her 189 draw controls in the regular season led the country and set a school record.Treanor’s work this season earned her the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award for the third straight season. She’s the first player to ever win three straight years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 4 seed Syracuse (18-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) used a four-goal second half run to comeback and avoid the upset against Stony Brook (17-4, 6-0 America East), winning 7-6 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Orange will host fifth-seeded Southern California on May 21 at 3 p.m. Related Stories Tewaaraton award 2015: Kevin Rice, Kayla Treanor fall short of prestigious title Comments Facebook Twitter Google+