ST. ALBANS, ENGLAND — Burton’s Biscuit Co. is expanding its product portfolio through the acquisition of bakery and condiment manufacturer Paterson Arran. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Paterson Arran produces shortbreads, oatcakes, cookies, chutneys, mustards and preserves through four biscuit, food service and chutney brands: Paterson’s, Arran Fine Foods, Bronte and Café Bronte. The company employs nearly 200 people at two operations based in Livingston and Lamlash, Scotland.
“The acquisition is a further indication of our intent to increase our production capability, to extend our product offering and to continue growing our presence in the biscuit market,” said Nick Field, chief executive officer, Burton’s. “The move not only strengthens our branded proposition, but Paterson Arran’s strength in food service and portion packing also unlocks significant new trading opportunities for our existing product portfolio.”
Burton’s owns a range of bakery brands, including Maryland Cookies, Jamie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Lyons’ Biscuits, Royal Edinburghm and Burton’s Fish ‘n’ Chips. Paterson Arran is the second major acquisition made by Burton’s this year after its purchase of premium sweet and savory biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s.