Firm sees growth after foodservice expansion

Expansion into the foodservice sector has helped a family-owned business in Stornoway to double its sales for the third consecutive year.

Chxarlie MacDonald[4]Stag Bakeries last year developed a range of biscuits specifically for restaurants, hotels and pubs as part of a focus on new markets that also saw the business begin exporting to other countries.

The company’s range of sweet and savoury biscuits is now sold in ten countries around the world.

“For many years we have had a very healthy trade in the Scottish islands providing a range of freshly baked goods,” said owner Charlie Macdonald.

“Three years ago we took the decision to invest in the Stag brand so that it had a broader appeal both in the UK and overseas. Since then we have enjoyed phenomenal year on year sales growth which is wholly attributed to our team who have worked exceptionally hard.”

The company is currently adding an extension to its bakery, which is said to represent an investment of £250,000.