Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Scottish food & drink

Scotland by the bottle

LOCH Lomond Group, the company behind Glen’s vodka, has  set out to invigorate its whisky and vodka brands through a period of multimillion pound …

Experimental dram is a hit

THE firm behind Glenfiddich has tasted early success for its recently launched The Experimental Series of whiskies, securing listings throughout the UK, it …

Back on the box

Despite total biscuit sales being flat, Border Biscuits has reported an 11.4% year-on-year increase in retail value. And it puts that down partly to more …

Taking a healthy bite

Scottish cake producer Lomond reckons there’s big consumer demand for healthier options, even in the snack category. A spokesman for the firm said there is a …

From farm to fork prevails

Organic is in the ascendancy LOCAL brands chime with customers for a number of reasons and the idyllic vision of wholesome produce is certainly one of these. …

Pick up a blend and a big TV

CONSUMERS who pick up a bottle of Scottish blended whisky brand High Commissioner could be in with the chance of taking home a 50-inch TV through a new on-pack …

Home grown ready meal sales soaring

Strathmore Foods has reported double-digit growth for its ready meal range, with Kantar Worldpanel figures showing 14% growth for the year to January 2017. The …

Retail run for Ayrshire bacon supplier

SCOTTISH bacon and pork producer John Robertson & Sons (Hamcurers) has bolstered its infrastructure since entering the retail market thanks to a seven …

Scottish water is making big waves

Love of local good for bottled water brands BOTTLED water is big business for Scottish convenience retailers, and with the heavens opening on an almost daily …

It’s got to be the local stuff

Provenance king for porridge Provenance is proving popular with consumers across the country, which is good news for porridge producer Hamlyns of Scotland, and …

Scottish food is under fire

FSS takes aim at ‘unhealthy’ options SCOTLAND’S food industry could be facing increased regulation in future, if recent recommendations from Food …

Something for the weekend

BIG NIGHTS IN don’t just feature quick snacks. Special nights in and dinner parties have risen dramatically. Research carried out by YouGov found that 20m …

McIntosh adds mac

THE Italian influenced Scottish favourite of macaroni has been a big hit for Scottish food and ready meals producer, and McIntosh brand owner, Strathmore …

Opening up the world

GRAHAM’S the Family Dairy has set its eye on the world.  Export sales are forecast to be in the region of £2m for 2016, and the firm has appointed Joe …

McGhee’s sales go on a roll

Morning goods and bakery firm heads towards 3m a week WHEN bakery firm McGhee’s moved to its main plant in the north of Glasgow around 11 years ago it meant …

Potatoes on the line

SCOTTISH potato production has been given a major investment boost. One of the UK’s largest potato suppliers, Branston, unveiled its latest integrated …