CONVENIENCE retailer Scotmid has teamed up with a Scots trade physique to offer native producers the possibility to win one among 5 promotional listings throughout its shops.
The retailer has teamed up with Scotland Meals & Drink for a second 12 months because the competitors follows on the again of final 12 months’s success.
The competitors is open to all Scottish foods and drinks suppliers throughout totally different product classes, demonstrating Scotmid’s continued dedication to Scottish sourcing.
Purposes at the moment are open, and the shortlisted merchandise will probably be reviewed by an skilled judging panel.
The announcement comes through the Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight, an annual celebration of Scottish produce embraced by retailers, suppliers and hospitality companies throughout the nation.
Now in its thirteenth 12 months, the 2022 Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight marketing campaign is celebrating Scotland’s Tales to Savour from throughout the nation.
Kirsty Carnegy, Head of Native Sourcing at Scotmid, mentioned: “Native sourcing is extraordinarily necessary to our enterprise, and we’re honoured to work with a implausible vary of suppliers throughout the nation.
“Scotland really has a few of the finest foods and drinks on this planet and the calibre of native producers is continuous to develop 12 months on 12 months.
“We’re all the time in search of methods to extend our Scottish supply, whether or not it’s nationwide listings or hyperlocal merchandise.
“We’re delighted to as soon as once more be celebrating Scottish Meals & Drink Fortnight with the launch of the Scotmid Scottish Favourites competitors, which permits us to construct our portfolio with new and modern merchandise and producers.”
The 5 profitable merchandise will probably be rewarded with a promotional slot for a three-week interval in Scotmid shops throughout 2023 buying and selling.
Helen Wallace, UK Market Growth Supervisor at Scotland Meals & Drink, mentioned: “We’re thrilled to be working alongside Scotmid to ship this mission and additional develop our repute as a land of foods and drinks.
“It’s so necessary for producers to have entry to retail alternatives to develop their enterprise and, in flip, the sector.
“Scotmid has constructed a superb repute for championing the significance of creating and nurturing relationships and alternatives like this are necessary to permit a foot within the door for smaller producers.”
Purposes for producers are open now and shut for entries on Monday, third October.