A Cornish business that supplies own-label chocolate and fudge to the mults has invested £500,000 in a second fudge production line.

County confectionery, which is set to take on 26 more staff at its St Ives site, supplies own-label lines to Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

Operations director Chris Brian said growth had been constrained by capacity and that the line would give it the opportunity to increase exports of County’s Copperpot Originals brand.