BOLTON’S family bakery has opened a new shop in its hometown.

The store in Crompton Way opened last month, taking the number of Greenhalgh’s shops to a total of 64. 

The bakers have operated in the Bolton area for more than six decades.

Since opening in 1957, the local brand has also spread across the North West with sites from Kendal and Liverpool to Warrington and Blackburn.

After rolling out across the region, the bakers are returning back to the roots of the business in Bolton.

The brand's new store front on Crompton Way is another addition close to home and is just down the road from their head offices in Lostock.

Retail sales and marketing director Sandra Ogden said: “We have been in the Bolton and surrounding areas for the past 60 plus years, so it really feels like our neighbourhood.

“With its bright green-coloured shop front it would be hard not to notice us.”

Greenhalgh’s has also announced it is extending opening hours for shops until 7:30pm. 

The Chorley New Road store in Bolton has also recently launched two new pizzas, aiming to give customers a rustic Italian experience for a change from sausage rolls and pies.

The company currently employs approximately 950 staff and is one of the largest employers in the Bolton area.  

They supply to a network of hotels, airlines, garden centres, theme parks and motorway service stations together with an established export market as well as selling into supermarkets convenience stores up and down the country.