|Industry||Food (Bakery Group)|
|Headquarters||Bolton, England, United Kingdom|
Number of locations
|Products||Sandwiches, pies and pastries; baked goods|
|Owner||Mr Alexander Birnie|
Number of employees
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 was established in 1912 by Fred and Lylian Sayer. Their first kitchen was based in a basement in Prescot Road, Old Swan and this then moved to a second shop in County Road, Walton in 1922. 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.
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 May 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 2006, 183 jobs were lost at the site in Norris Green, Liverpool, with another 200 jobs going in 2007. On 9 June 2008, parent company the Lyndale Group went into administration and the Norris Green, Liverpool site was closed immediately. The owners of the Lyndale Group (Michael Quinlan and Sandy Birnie) bought Lyndale's Bolton Bakery and the Sayers brand and shops, creating a new business employing 1,500 people.
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 to a sister brand, Poundbakery, which sells similar products but at a lower price.
Sayers sells a range of cakes, savouries, sandwiches, soups and bakery products.
- The History Of Sayers
- "The History of Sayers". Sayers The Bakers LTD. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- Ben Turner. "Sayers former bakery in Norris Green hit by fire". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 23 October 2014.