Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Biscuits and cakes

Taking a big bite

Shortbread maker market share up THE team behind shortbread brand Paterson Arran has been celebrating a successful 2016 which saw the brand increase its market …

Oatcake firm opens free-from factory

EDINBURGH oatcake and biscuit manufacturer Nairn’s Oatcakes has spent £6.5m on a new gluten-free manufacturing site  in Newtongrange, Midlothian. …

Innovation with taste of tradition

PROVENANCE is an important factor in the Scottish biscuit market and there is always demand for new products, according to Walkers Shortbread. Managing …

Seasons of change

RETAILERS should change their bakery fixtures to suit the seasons – that is the advice from Aryzta Food Solutions. Retail commercial manager Vincent Brook …

Brits eat the most treats

BISCUITS are a UK national treasure, according to Pladis. And it says with more than 99% of households buying biscuits ever year, Britons have the highest per …

From the restaurant to the c-store

WHOLESALER Lomond has launched one of its foodservice successes into retail. The hand-finished cakes and tray bakes produced under the Cake banner include loaf …

Making the moment worthwhile on the go

THE increased media attention over sugar content, obesity and the nation’s health has led to a growth in consumer demand for a biscuit that offers indulgence …

Bakery partners

CSM Bakery Solutions has introduced a new range of Cadbury donuts and muffins. The range comprises a caramel muffin, a chocolate donut and a caramel donut. …

Familiarity sells

SHOPPERS are more likely to buy products from brands they recognise and new products from well-known brands are popular. That is the view of Premier Foods as …

A world of difference

Scottish Grocer speaks to three leading retailers to learn their approach to biscuits and cakes BISCUITS have become an everyday treat for Scots and recent …

Portion packs in demand

PORTION control and an increasing demand for savoury biscuits have played big parts in biscuit sales in c-stores in the past year, says Burton’s Biscuit …

Permission to munch

Permissibility and portion control, the growth of food-to-go, and increasing demand for savoury biscuits are all contributing factors argued to have had an …

Filling the gluten gap

WITH 20% of UK shoppers now buying gluten-free products, according to Mintel research, a growing number of shoppers are looking for sweet and savoury treats …

Value on display

BISCUITS and cakes manufacturer Pladis has rolled out the next phase of its Convenience & Impulse (C&I) strategy, including two new channel-exclusive …

Fresh look for winter

Lees of Scotland has unveiled a new design for its re-sealable Mini Snowball Tub. The makeover coincides with the launch of new individually-wrapped 24 packs …

Snacking packs a crunch

RECENT growth in the snacking market has inspired Border biscuits to offer more convenient on-the-go pack options for its range. “Over 26 million of our Mini …