Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Jams, preserves and spreads

New pack spreads the word

PLANTS are at the heart of the latest packaging overhaul for spreads brand Flora, with nature taking centre stage.

Condiments of the season

CHRISTMAS isn’t Christmas without a fine selection of cheeses and

Expansion is on the horizon at Mackays

Jam maker set to break ground in January

Set to open new jars

Flavour and health launches take Scottish traditional values to the modern spreads market JAM has seen significant challenges in recent times. But Scotland has …

Big flavours in jam

FOUR flavours account for 90% of all jam sales in UK convenience stores according to Bonne Maman. A spokesperson said the brand’s 370g strawberry conserve is …

Adding the fruit dimension

Scottish sweet spreads manufacturer R&W Scott has been spreading its own activity and developing new products to offer a healthier style of treat. The firm …

Scott spreads a new message

SCOTLAND’S food industry has long included important jams and preserves producers. But sweet spreads as a category has been marked in recent years by growth …

Versatility paying off

NUTELLA brand owner Ferrero says the market-leading hazelnut spread has seen impressive volume sales growth in the last year. The firm reckons that’s largely …

Sales grow as Brits grow old

Kids like sweet spreads, right? Well families might be important to spread sales but you also might think about beefing up your jam shelves if your store aims …

Spending to stay in top spot

NUTELLA from Ferrero, the clear market leader in chocolate spreads and the number one spread in Britain according to last autumn’s Key Note market report, …

Butter love

Scots shoppers are much more likely to buy butter than the GB average, sales are growing faster and we love brands. THERE are mixed messages from statistical …

Grabbing a piece of on-the-go

FERRERO has launched Nutella & Go in the UK following what brand owner Ferrero says has been huge success for the product in the USA, France and Germany. …

Jam tomorrow?

THE 1960s Glasgow folk classic the Jeely Piece Song described the difficulties of throwing a jam sandwich from the window of one of the city’s new …

Fifty not out

NUTELLA is 50 years old this year and the brand, owned by Ferrero, promises a raft of promotional activity through its spread’s landmark year. The current …

Bakers love the spread

THE home-baking revolution has been a boon for sweet spread sales, according to English jam manufacturer Duerr’s boss, Richard Duerr. Late last year he told …

Jimjams in much less sugar

THE high levels of sugar in conventional jams inspired Kevin Bath to launch a healthier spread range, Jimjams. “Having researched the spread sector, we …