|Headquarters||Eastfield, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England|
Number of locations
|Products||Sandwiches, pasties, pastries, cakes,desserts, bread, drinks and other baked goods.|
Cooplands (Coopland & Son (Scarborough) Ltd) is a chain of bakeries with over 160 outlets and 12 cafes located across Yorkshire, County Durham and Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom. Cooplands produces takeaway food chiefly for the lunch-time trade, specialising in sandwiches, pasties, desserts, cakes, and bread. It competes with other local café and takeaway outlets, and national and international high street food chains and franchises.
Cooplands of Doncaster is a completely separate bakery chain and is not connected to Cooplands (Coopland & Son (Scarborough) Ltd) in any way. The similar company name and business model has led to a lot of confusion in the past (see below).
In 1999, the company opened 10 new stores, and expanded production at its Scarborough-based bakery with the creation of 80 new jobs. A further expansion was announced in June 2007 when it acquired the Hull-based bakery, Skeltons. The purchase added 34 outlets to the Cooplands chain.
In 2005, Cooplands was noted as being an "established NVQ training centre", and received a National Training Award for staff training. The same year it held a "Careers in the Bakery Industry" event, with career advisors discussing employment opportunities.
In April 2011, Woodhead Bakery, a rival Scarborough-based chain, fell into administration. Of the 29 Woodhead outlets, Cooplands bought 18, and the rest were purchased by the Haldane Retail Group.
In 2017, Cooplands received £8.5 m investment from BGF to accelerate the rollout of its shops across the north of England.
The Doncaster-based Cooplands chain is in no way affiliated with Coopland & Son (Scarborough) Ltd. Coopland (Doncaster) Ltd. It has outlets across South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire. It is a Private Limited Company, incorporated in 1933, with a 2011 turnover of £18.6 million.
In February 2015 Cooplands Doncaster announced it had gone into administration and would close 39 stores and its head office and bakery in Doncaster. However, on the same day, the business and certain assets of Alison's Coffee Shops, including 29 retail units were acquired by a new company, Cooplands Retail Ltd. The 150 employees of TACS (Alisons Coffee Shops) have been retained by Cooplands Retail Ltd and the business is continuing to trade as Cooplands from the 29 outlets throughout Yorkshire.
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