Holland's Pies

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Holland's
Type Private
Industry Food Manufacturing
Founder(s) John Whittaker
Headquarters Baxenden, England
Products Pies, Pasties, Puddings
Parent Northern Foods
Website hollandspies.co.uk

Holland's Pies is a manufacturer of pies and puddings based in Baxenden, near Accrington in Lancashire, England. Owned by Northern Foods, the company also produce pasties, sausage rolls and pork pies.

History[edit]

Holland's was founded by John Whittaker in 1854 as a confectioners shop in Haslingden, Lancashire. Walter Holland bought the business in 1890, and moved to a much larger bakery in 1907, from where pies were delivered locally by horse and cart. The first of Holland’s famous brightly painted vans appeared in 1927, and by 1938 there was a fleet of 20 vans making regular deliveries around the North West. Cake production ended at the bakery due to sugar-rationing during World War II, and meat pies became more popular.

After the war, in 1946, the decision was taken to sell the company to R.Gummer Ltd., a provisions firm of London and Liverpool. Holland’s was bought out by Pork Farms in 1972, who in turn were bought by Northern Foods in 1979. Holland's thus became part of one of the UK’s major food manufacturing groups.

Remaining part of the Northern Foods portfolio following the sale of Pork Farms to Vision Capital in 2007, Holland's pies and puddings are sold at 85% of chip shops in North West England.[1]

Products[edit]

These are the products currently manufactured by Holland's:[2]

Pies[edit]

Pasties[edit]

Others[edit]

Sponsorship[edit]

In 2007, Holland's signed a two year club-record shirt sponsorship deal with local team Burnley F.C..[3] As part of the deal, Holland's Pies are sold on matchdays at Turf Moor. They also supply other local clubs, Accrington Stanley and Blackburn Rovers, on match days.

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