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Growing Our Business
Bagels, Wraps, Thins & Toastie Pockets
Fruit Loaves & Teacakes
Gluten Free and Wheat Free
Annabel Karmel Recipes
Did you know that?
We are the second biggest grocery brand in the UK based on sales, after Coca-Cola.
We have doubled in size over the last decade and jumped from third to first most recognised bread brand in the UK in the last five years.
We produce more than 2 million of our famous wax wrapped loaves, wraps, crumpets, pancakes and bread rolls a day - accounting for a quarter of the total wrapped bakery market, which is worth more than £2.8 billion a year.
We deliver to 18,500 retail customers each week, a number which has grown by more than 1,000 since last year alone.
We currently operate 12 bakeries and 14 depots across the UK.
Since 2000, we have opened and upgraded seven of our bakeries across the UK with state-of-the-art technology, including our most technically advanced bakery in Bristol, which can produce more than 1.5 million products per week. The latest addition to the family is a dedicated gluten-free bakery at Newburn, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which opened in 2011.
We have invested more than £400 million in our business over the past decade, building new bakeries, refurbishing others and upgrading distribution networks to ensure our products are as fresh as possible when they arrive at the point of sale.
We have more bakeries in the UK than our competitors which enables us to ensure we always provide our customers and consumers with the freshest bread.
We are a family bakers founded by Thomas and Ellen Warburton in 1876 in Bolton.
In 1991, Jonathan, Brett and Ross Warburton inherited the business to become the fifth generation of dedicated family bakers to lead the organisation.
We operate with the support of over 4,500 employees and pride ourselves on an impeccable record for employee retention. We have a voluntary turnover rate of just 5.16% per year, and our overall employee engagement score is an encouraging 74%.
In 2011, we introduced a new look Warburtons brand that is simpler, more distinctive and easier to recognise to offer greater consumer appeal.
We offer a wide choice of products that cater for different diets and healthy balanced lifestyles, including our gluten free and Weight Watchers ranges.
Each year one per cent of our pre-tax profits are donated to grass roots projects aimed at having a positive effect on the aspirations, education, skills and employability of young people across the UK.
Our bakery sites can provide support to local communities through the donation of our products. These donations support local community activities.
You can apply for product donation support by completing the form below. We will contact you should your application be successful. Please bear in mind that we will need at least 3 weeks prior notice to the date of your event.
Please note - As much as we would like to, we cannot support all donation requests.
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