Firm’s new prod­uct in stores

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

Air­drie veg­etable firm Al­bert Bartlett is now sup­ply­ing three prod­ucts from its new chilled range to Sain­bury’s branches across the coun­try.

The su­per­mar­ket this week be­gan stock­ing oven-ready home­style fries and chips made from its Rooster po­ta­toes.

Shop­pers will also be able to pur­chase packs of diced and sea­soned Par­men­tier po­ta­toes.

It comes af­ter the firm, based at Stir­ling Road in Glen­mavis, launched a new £17 mil­lion chilled prod­uct fac­tory and de­vel­op­ment kitchen – which was of­fi­cially opened last month by First Min­is­ter Nicola Stur­geon.

The de­vel­op­ment re­ceived a £4m grant from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment, as well as in­vest­ment from HSBC.

Head of mar­ket­ing Michael Jarvis told the Ad­ver­tiser:“We’re de­lighted to an­nounce the first Al­bert Bartlett branded chilled range.

“It com­ple­ments the own la­bel lines we’ve been pro­duc­ing since we opened the plant in Sep­tem­ber.

“On our branded range, we ex­clu­sively use UK-grown Al­bert Bartlett Rooster po­ta­toes.

“We con­trol the whole process from the raw po­ta­toes to the fin­ished prod­uct in our UK premises.”

The com­pany says its new de­vel­op­ment “has cre­ated 35 new jobs and safe­guarded 50 more in Air­drie”.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives add that Al­bert Bartlett now pro­cesses“al­most a fifth of the fresh po­ta­toes sold in the UK”.

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