|Industry||Food (Bakery Group)|
|Headquarters||Liverpool, England, UK|
|Number of locations||158|
|Products||Sandwiches, pies and pastries; baked goods|
Sayers the Bakers is the largest independent retail baker in the north-west of England, established in 1912 in Liverpool. The retailer sells savouries, sandwiches and bakery products across over 150 stores, from Fleetwood in Lancashire down to Wrexham in Wales. Sayers remained a family run business until 1977 when it was sold to United Biscuits and again to Warburtons in 1990, where it has since undergone several management buyouts.
In 1925, a larger bakery opened on Aintree Road in Bootle. Then in 1931, a further expansion moved the business to a larger location in Lorenzo Drive, Norris Green. This new location was purpose built.
Sayers then remained a family business until 1977 when it was sold to United Biscuits. In 1990, it was sold again to Warburtons, a baking firm based in Bolton. Warburtons also bought Hampsons, Sayer's sister company and other bakeries in their estate included Burneys of Rochdale, Spinks of Sharston, Parkers of Eccles, Burtons of Blackpool.
In 1996, Warburtons then sold all its bakers stores to Lyndale Foods. Then in 1997, the brand was expanded further when the Annes Shops chain of shops were bought from Roberts Bakery in 1997.
Sayers is currently the biggest independent retail baker in the North West and currently has over 150 shops and 25 cafés from Fleetwood in the north to Wrexham in the south, and Rhyl in the west to Halifax in the East.
Some of its shops have now changed into a sister shop Poundbakery which sells similar products, but at a lower price.
Sayers sells a range of cakes, savouries, sandwiches, soups and bakery products.