We are proud to work in partnership with over 85 hand picked suppliers, most of whom are Scottish. From artisan producers, to the nations favourite brands we stock a huge variety of products perfect to improve your range. All our suppliers benefit from a close working relationship and long term focus to make sure their product is destined for success and not just a flash in the pan. Our passion is bringing local produce to the masses to enjoy, and we do this through our easy processes.
We’re always on the look out for new products
If you’ve got a product you want to showcase, maybe you’re struggling to get to market and need a hand? Maybe you are in some stores but want to grow into others. Whatever you product whether it be an established brand or a new start up we want to hear about it.
Sending samples is the best way to get your product into our range. We love trying new products and are always looking to extend our ranges. It’s essential we get to get a physical product, it means we have something to show our partners and also it helps get excited about your product making it far easier to get it into stores.
Our Address: 59 Napier Rd, Wardpark North, Cumbernauld, Glasgow G68 0EF
Background of your Product
All great products have a story behind them, either about the actual product or the people who made them. We like to know what drove you to create the product and why you think it will be successful. We also like to know a little about how it’s made and where the ingredients come from. With provenance becoming so important in the purchasing decision of the modern consumer it’s essential that the story of your product is brought to life and its origins are clear and honest.
Target Market and Aspirations
Target Market and Aspirations
After trying your product and getting to know some background, we like to know who you believe your product is aimed at and where you see your product going. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the info as we can help with at this point. By having different partners in different markets means we can test your product against different audiences and see who it appeals too.
USP and Packaging
USP and Packaging
Most food and drink markets are pretty busy in terms of competition so it’s always good to unique. Whether it’s a spin on a classic or something pretty revolutionary knowing why or what it will be to make your product successful is always essential to know.
In terms of packaging we’ve seen a million… we know what’s going to stand out and be eye catching and what’s going to go missing on a shelf – we are happy to provide an expert opinion on your packaging and suggest anything to help make your product be grabbed first.
Why use Us?
Why Use Us?
Choosing a strategic partner to drive your business forward is always a tricky one. However with us you got a team of industry experts with a proven track record in this industry. As a business we take a long term view and believe in working in partnership with our customers and suppliers alike to ensure both ends of the chain achieve their goals. We can help brand new start ups get noticed, with our fantastic routes to market we can get your product into supermarkets, on trains or to the wholesale market. For more established brand we help them get into channels they hadn’t thought of or help them overcome barriers to that final supermarket they are not yet in.
Suppliers We’ve Helped To Market
What They Say About Us?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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