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We’re looking for 100 new colleagues to join our Corby bakery

Our bakery, Jacksons, makes about two million loaves a week at its Hull base and is building a £40m state-of-the-art site on a 10-acre site in Genner Road in the Willowbrook Industrial Estate, Corby. The new Corby bakery will be designed specifically to make sandwich bread for sandwich manufacturers across the UK.

Simon Ball, our managing director at Jacksons, said: “This is a really exciting time for our business. The new bakery will help us grow as a business and allow us to build on the great work we do in Hull.

“We have a brilliant team working on the expansion project, and there’s a real excitement right across our business as we have the opportunity to create something really special which will be at the forefront of bread-making in the UK. Jobs at the Corby site, including several different roles, will be published online over the coming months.”

Simon added: “Corby provides us with an excellent base and we can’t wait to start recruiting new colleagues and see our new facility up and running later this summer.

“If you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding role within a forward-thinking company that can offer you career progression and personal development then have a look to see if we have a job which matches your skills as we’d love to hear from you.”

The new jobs are in a variety of different areas including transport, engineering, production, technical, hygiene and across a range of levels including management. New roles will be advertised over the next few months here: http://jobs.wjfg.co.uk/wjfg/Search/
For more information contact Al Fox at recruitment@jacksonsbread.co.uk.


Launching our new frozen brand – Boxed

We’ve added another brand to our family with the launch of Boxed in Tesco this March (12th).

Boxed is a range of premium frozen prepared meals containing great quality ingredients, offering a premium twist on five favourite meals. The meals are packed with natural ingredients, carefully prepared with no additives, artificial colours or flavours and each fast-frozen to lock in freshness and flavour.

Including only fresh and carefully sourced ingredients, such as British chicken and sustainable fish, Boxed offers convenience without the compromise. Boxed meals are all made to serve two and are priced at £7.00 RRP.

The meals include:
• Tikka Marinated Chicken Jalfrezi with Naan Dumplings
• Aubergine & Courgette Parmigiana
• Smoked Haddock & King Prawn Fisherman’s Pie
• Mac & Cheese
• King Prawn, Chicken & Chorizo Paella

The brand’s vibrant packaging is recyclable and made from sustainably sourced paper board.

Norman Soutar, our Chief Executive, said: “We saw an exciting opportunity to introduce premium meals to the freezer aisle and developed Boxed. Freezing is a great way to naturally preserve food and Boxed gives consumers the best of both worlds – convenience plus tasty ingredients frozen at their best – and we’re delighted to be adding the brand to the family.”

Boxed is being launched with an event at London’s Ice Bar, backed up with ongoing consumer, social and trade communications plans.



Abel & Cole introduces new organic tea range  

Our organic grocer Abel & Cole has this week introduced a premium range of tea to its growing collection of own-label organic products.

The new teas come in eight flavours and cost between £4.49 and £4.99 for 15 premium pyramid tea bags. A new own-label luxury cocoa has also been launched, £4.50 for 150g.

David Balmer, our Buying Director at Abel & Cole, said: “The idea for our tea came about during an off-site team meeting held at tea specialists Blends for Friends. After we’d held our meeting we had some fun and blended our own tea. Needless to say none of the teas we developed made the final cut but Blends for Friends agreed to create a bespoke range of premium tea for us.

“We’ve been focusing on developing the Abel & Cole brand, building on everyday items such as dairy, meat, preserves and now our tea. We’re keen to help small suppliers find a way to reach a broader market and we were blown away by Blends for Friends so it’s great to be working with them.”

The range is made up of English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Mint Infusion, Pure Green – Vietnamese Pin Ho Jade, Chamomile Infusion, Rooibos Chai, Turmeric Chai and Mint Matcha.

Aunt Bessie’s introduces new Carb Swaps range

Aunt Bessie’s has launched a new Carb Swaps range in Asda this week (February 4) and Tesco next month (March 11).

New Swede Chips seasoned with Rosemary and Sea Salt and new Crinkle Cut Carrot Chips with Smoked Paprika have been added to Aunt Bessie’s firm favourites Vegetable Chips and Carrot and Swede Mash to make up the Carb Swaps range. The range helps shoppers add more veg to their diets, providing one portion of their five-a-day and a source of fibre.

Hannah Haas, our Marketing Director at Aunt Bessie’s, said: “We’re always looking to develop something new for shoppers to try and our research showed that more people are looking to add extra veg to their diets and swap out white potatoes every now and then. We were the first brand to launch frozen vegetable chips, which have had a fantastic consumer response since launch last year, and we’re excited to be offering people these new products to try.”

The Carb Swaps range includes…

Swede Chips, 500g, MRRSP £1.75.

Carrot Chips, 500g, MRRSP £1.75.

Vegetable Chips, 500g, MRRSP £2.50.

Carrot and Swede Mash, 500g, MRRSP £1.75.