We work in partnership with a select group of well established companies across the UK to wholesale the best Scottish Produce. Our partnership means they can efficiently and competitively source a wide range of quality Scottish products through one our dedicated account experts. Our partners are spread across different industries and target markets which compliments our wide range of Scottish products. It also helps us introduce new products into the market, as we have a route and partner that is perfectly suited to trial the product and then can moved and tested between industries until we find its most successful positioning.
All our partners share a theme of championing Scottish produce and local sourcing, we use local suppliers not only because they provide a better-quality product it means we can provide traceable provenance for our partners. We have seen an industry shift with consumers for more responsible sourcing as people are really taking an interest in where their food and drink comes from. We try to ensure all our suppliers are ethically trading to bring the best quality product to market to meet our partners food and drink service needs.
Specialist Routes To Market
Our partners aren’t just in one retail sector, we have a range of partners across different markets allowing us to best place products to the right audiences.
Our senior team all have strong roots in the Food retail industry in both operational and buying roles. This, combined with our un-paralleled experience in Scottish local and regional ranging, makes us the ideal partner for any retailer looking to strengthen their presence in the Scottish market. We have strong links with the Scottish producer base and rather than offer a catalogue we go the extra mile in order to provide tailored ranges, based on the needs of our individual customers.
We really enjoy our work in this dynamic and rapidly evolving sector, working in partnership with both Serco Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail to develop their ranges and supporting their efforts to constantly improve their customer experience and drive commercial performance. From specialist small batch products from artisan producers to all the major brands and everything in between we can provide a comprehensive, tailored ranges, picked by location and delivered at a time to suit you.
Brakes has committed to Scotland for nearly 30 years and since 2016 has rebranded as Brakes Scotland to emphasise the depth of quality products that Scottish producers have to offer. This is where we help, we work in partnership with Brakes and have developed an industry leading range of Beers and Spirits. Daily fulfilment and just in time picking from our on site warehouse facilities enable them to pass on the ultimate flexibility to their customers.
We have a fantastic relationship with Food & Drink Hub. They understand our beers and work hand in hand with us to increase market share and distribution. Communication is positive and constructive and Steve is always willing to offer feedback and advice on new brands.
As a company, we’ve really enjoyed working with The Food and Drink Hub over the last few years. We’ve found them to be excellent partners in business with an experience behind them that allows them to understand the needs of their suppliers and customers alike.
It’s been great developing our business alongside The Food and Drink Hub over the past few years. We have a good working relationship with Steve Wallace and the team at The Food and Drink Hub. Without any shadow of a doubt the support, passion, advice and knowledge that they have under their belts, has gained us significant listings with Coop and Morrison’s to name but a few. This partnership has not only gained us access to new markets but has also significantly helped to raise the profile of our brewery and our brands.
I have worked with James and Steve at the Food and Drink Hub for over 4 years and it has been a very fruitful relationship. They are very professional and have considerable in-depth knowledge of the retail trade, which has enabled them to win new customers and develop new customers over this period. My brands have performed well with their customers, and we have developed a close and friendly working relationship, which I value.
The Food and Drink Hub offer us a bespoke service, supplying a wide, tailored range of local Scottish produce to our stores to supplement our core national range. We have found the Food and Drink Hub to be experts in their knowledge of the Scottish market and proactive in their approach. They handle orders with minimal fuss and have increased our supply chain efficiency and central control by reducing the number of direct deliveries into stores.
Mackie’s Crisps have been delighted to work with The Food and Drink Hub over the past couple of years in growing our brand together. During 2017 we saw a 79% increase in sales by working closely with their team.
The Food and Drink hub have provided excellent continued support for Hamlyn’s Oats, Nisha and Millar confectionery. They spotted an opportunity to increase their product ranges to the Hubs partners and that has been pinnacle to this year’s success. I firmly believe that in partnership with The Food and Drink Hub can grow these brands and produce so many exciting products in each of the product categories.
Over the past year, The Food and Drink Hub have become one of our Top 10 customers from a virtually standing start. This is as a result of working together on a number of on-trade and off-trade opportunities within the Scottish craft beer sector. We look forward to growing our respective business through 2018 and beyond
Working with The Food and Drink hub has been a fantastic experience, and has really helped us gain traction where it would otherwise be extremely difficult. Ease of doing business is the key, from being set up to supply, to the order process and through to deliveries. There is no doubt that The Food and Drink hub have helped many small suppliers throughout Scotland to grow their businesses.
As a relatively new entrant to the world of the multiples, we’ve found the support offered by The Food and Drink Hub invaluable. They understood what was different about our brand and our plough-to-pint ethos, and have ensured that we have gained listings on the back of it.