|Products||Pies, Pasties, Puddings|
|Parent||2 Sisters Food Group|
Holland's was founded by father and daughter John and Sarah Whittaker in 1851, as a confectioners shop in Haslingden, Lancashire. Sarah married Richard Holland in 1869, taking control of the business and renaming it Walter Holland and Sons. In 1907, the business moved to a much larger bakery in Baxenden, from where pies were delivered locally by horse and cart.
Delivery vans were first introduced in 1927, with the company moving to its current premises two years later. By 1938, there was a fleet of twenty vans making regular deliveries around the North West. Cake production ended at the bakery, due to sugar rationing during World War II, and meat pies became more popular.
After the war, in 1946, the decision was taken to sell the company to R.Gummer Ltd., a provisions firm of London and Liverpool. Holland’s was bought out by Pork Farms in 1972, who in turn were bought by Northern Foods in 1979. Holland's thus became part of one of the major food manufacturing groups in the United Kingdom.
These are the products currently manufactured by Holland's:
- Just steak
- Steak and kidney
- Potato and meat
- Meat (beef and pork)
- Cheese and onion
- Chicken and mushroom
- Lancashire Hotpot
- Chicken tikka
- Peppered steak
- Steak and Guinness
- Beef and onion
- Chicken and ham
- Potato, cheese and onion
- Chicken balti
The pies are sold on matchdays at several northern football clubs including Manchester City, Huddersfield Town, Stockport County, Bradford City, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool. They were endorsed by celebrity chef and Norwich City F.C. director, Delia Smith in July 2000, who introduced them to Carrow Road.
- "Holland's ventures into new markets". Manchester Evening News. 17 February 2007.
- "Holland's Pies - Best of British". Food Chain Magazine. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
- Holland's 'About us'
- Holland's pie range
- "Business At Rovers' end of year review". Retrieved 2017-12-20.
- Sapsted, David (7 July 2000). "Lancashire pies score with Delia". Telegraph. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
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