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Pie firm goes bust four months after winning Aldi listing

07 March 2016

A Scottish pie manufacturer that won a £150,000 deal to supply Aldi has mysteriously gone into liquidation.

The Wee Pie Company, in Glendoick, looked set for big things after announcing last December its wild game and meat pies would be distributed at 64 Aldi stores across Scotland. 

However, a spokesman for Companies House said the business filed for liquidation on March 4. The appointed liquidator, according to records, is Ken Pattullo at Begbies Traynor, Glasgow. 

The firm was founded in 2011 by Rose Martin. It’s unique selling pitch was that it would use traditional recipes and ingredients sourced locally. 

Products included steak and black pudding, venison and red wine, and buffalo and ale pie, at £1.99 each. 

A spokesman for Aldi declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the company’s rapid reversal in fortunes. 

Richard Holloway, managing director of Aldi in Scotland, said in December last year the company aimed to source Scottish products for its stores. 

"We have already launched some artisan pies from The Wee Pie Company as specials and they have proved extremely popular with our customers,” he said at the time.

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