Napier Brown, the sugar trading subsidiary of the Real Good Food Company (RGFC), has announced that it is set to create 80 jobs at its West Yorkshire headquarters, on the back of the news that it has secured new business from supermarket Asda and the wholesaler Booker.
No financial details of the deal have yet been released, but it is thought that it will cover Napier Brown's branded range of Whitworth's sugars causing it to double the retail value of sugar sales.
The new contracts will reportedly begin later this month and will include the supply of over 60 separate product lines, such as the Whitworths every and specialist ranges.
Whitworths Sugar is currently the fastest growing brand in the industry, having significantly improved its reputation on the back of a re-branding last year.
The developments come amid reports that the firm's new £3.5 million sugar hub in Immingham on Humberside is close to being completed and could open later this year.
IT will allow for the efficient handling of sugar shipments in bulk arriving by sea and then being sent to various manufacturers and customers across the north of England.
Napier Brown is already the biggest non-refining distributor of sugar in Europe, while the Real Good Food Company also owns bakery firms Renshaw and R&W Scott, dairy company Garrett Ingredients and the patisserie, Haydens.
Pieter Totte, chairman of the Real Good Food Company, said: "I am delighted by the success of John Tanner and his team at Napier Brown in securing these important new contracts, which represents the culmination of 18 months' hard work. We look forward to building our relationships with both Asda and Booker and believe that the Whitworths brand still has huge growth potential."
The group saw a profit of 24 per cent rise in profits to £10.5 million this year, which it has attributed to a renewed focus on brands and management restructuring.