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Our brand new store in The Marlands, Southampton is now open for business
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Our brand new store in The Marlands, Southampton is now open for business

Warrens Bakery is delighted to announce the opening of their first store in Southampton, set to be unveiled in The Marlands shopping centre on Thursday 27th July.

Following a hugely successful first couple of months since our nearby Eastleigh store opened, our expert team are excited to bring our award-winning bakes to the busy and bustling city centre. With an official grand opening and children’s biscuit decorating to celebrate; the opening of the new Southampton bakery was set to feed the growing demand for a taste of the South West closer to home.

Established in 1860 and the oldest bakery in Cornwall, the traditional bakes, freshly made sandwiches, savouries, scones, artisan bread range and more, have proven a winning formula with local residents. Often enjoyed during holidays by the sea, the traditional Cornish pasties look set to continue to be a firm favourite, with more than two thirds of all sales coming from the award-winning range.

The opening follows a successful month for Warrens Bakery, recently announcing that we have been shortlisted as one of the top three craft bakery businesses in the country in the Baking Industry Awards 2017. Working in partnership with local businessman Farhat Abbass, the new store is the second in a series of openings planned within the area, as the Cornish bakery continues our rapid plans for growth across the UK.

Farhat was joined by Andy Hulbert (Head of Corporate Development – Franchise) at Warrens Bakery, to greet the first set of hungry customers today. Just in time for the start of the school summer holidays, the team are invited families to get creative and try their hand at decorating their very own biscuits, with freshly baked gingerbread awaiting some sugar-coated styling!

Commenting on the opening of the new bakery, chairman of Warrens Bakery, Mark Sullivan says: “After a fantastic first couple of months since the opening of our Eastleigh store, we are really pleased with how plans are progressing and that we can now add Southampton to our list of growing locations. We can’t wait to greet customers who have previously enjoyed our craft range of sweet and savoury bakes in the South West, as well as meet new faces who may well be visiting us for the first time. As our business grows, it is great to be able to work alongside trusted partners and as a local businessman who has a track record in the area, it is great to be able to build on the partnership with Farhat.”

Franchise Owner Farhat Abbas adds: “After a busy few weeks in Eastleigh, the second bakery will provide a perfect centrally located pit stop for breakfast, lunches and coffees on the go. Offering something new, yet traditional to Southampton’s city centre, with each store opening, we are also creating an extra 10 job opportunities for the local community. With a family of stores planned in and around Southampton and Winchester, we expect this will rise to around 100 new employees over the next few years.”

Find our new store in The Marlands Shopping Centre by clicking here, look forward to seeing you soon!