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Marks & Spencer Secures Deal With Irish-Owned Milish Bakery

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Marks & Spencer Secures Deal With Irish-Owned Milish Bakery

Family-owned Dublin-based Milish bakery has secured a deal with Marks & Spencer to supply its signature muffins to stores across the UK and Ireland, it was announced today.

The multi-million euro contract will see the muffins distributed to 60 M&S stores.

The deal represents a significant boost for the bakery, which has increased its workforce by 20% to meet demand.

Positions filled range from logistics, quality control and production. These will further bolster the Citywest-based workforce and contribute to local employment.

Milish will make the muffins for M&S using only fresh, free-range M&S eggs and buttermilk.


The range of muffins will include lemon, blueberry, Victoria sponge and chocolate-flavoured muffins.

Milish Bakery

Milish Bakery was established in 1959 by siblings Kitty Coghlan and Liam Coghlan Snr. It specialises in innovation and the manufacturing of scones and muffins.

Generations of experience has helped the bakery grow from its origins to one of the leaders in Irish bakery manufacturing.

The technical director at Milish Bakery Gary McCarney welcomed the news of the partnership, saying, “As producers, we do everything we can to ensure that all of the muffins we make are the best they can possibly be.

“Given our core focus as a producer on quality, we’re delighted to have that recognition by M&S and partner with them in bringing our product to customers both across Ireland and the UK.


“Our bakery takes pride in our artisanal approach to baking.

“We combine traditional methods with modern techniques to ensure top-quality sweet treats.

“Our batch baking process allows us to be flexible and create custom recipes, flavours, and packaging options, and all of our produce is completely free from artificial additives.”

‘Highest Quality Irish Products’

Eddie Murphy – the country director for Marks & Spencer Ireland and Northern Ireland – said, “As part of our ambitious growth plans, we are dedicated to doubling the number of Irish suppliers we collaborate with, reflecting our commitment to sourcing highest quality Irish products which offer real value to our customers.

“This announcement marks a significant milestone in the ongoing transformation of our food business in Ireland and we’re delighted to announce this partnership with Milish Bakery and to welcome them as trusted suppliers into the M&S family.


“We have been hugely impressed by the high standards at Milish, from sourcing the finest quality ingredients from across the island of Ireland to their expert production processes that underscore the bakery’s dedication to creating the very best for shoppers.”

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