Frank Roberts and Sons Ltd comprises of three operating divisions, Roberts Bakery, The Little Treats Co., and Aldred’s The Bakers, each specialising in a different area of baking.
The Roberts family have been baking some of the finest sliced bread at their Northwich bakery for over 125 years. The Roberts brand is synonymous with quality and the range includes a wide choice of loaves from traditional white and wholemeal, to seeded, malted wheatgrain and oatmeal varieties. We also bake bread rolls and bakery treats including fruited teacakes and hot cross buns. You’ll find Roberts Bakery products in supermarkets and convenience stores across Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Wales and the Midlands.
As a major player in the foodservice category, both in the UK and exported worldwide, we have developed a clear understanding of the special requirements for a catering loaf in these market sectors. Our catering bread is baked to provide a consistent square slice and excellent handling qualities for sandwich makers.
Today the demand for those items has changed and our customers are looking for new and innovative snacking products for today’s lifestyle. As the market has developed so has our product offering and the new name, ‘The Little Treats Co.’ reflects the new direction of the bakery.
Aldred’s The Bakers
A new addition to the Frank Roberts and Sons family, Derbyshire based bakery Aldreds The Bakers, was acquired in June 2010 to complement the existing businesses. Well known and respected within the retail industry for baking sliced bread and bread rolls. Aldreds operates from its bakery in Ilkeston supplying the local Derby area with branded products and own label ranges nationwide to major retailers.
Aldred’s was established in 1897 by Henry Aldred, who started a bakery in a terrace house on Wharncliffe Road, in the heart of Ilkeston, to meet demand for local and premium baked recipes. By gradually acquiring adjoining houses Henry expanded the bakery to create the ’The Bake House’ and made local deliveries by horse and cart before opening his first shop on Park Road, near Larkland. The business moved to larger premises on Rutland Street in the town centre in the early 1970’s where it operated for 30 years before moving to its current purpose built bakery.