Supermarket giant Asda made £10.5 million during 2015 by selling Scottish food and drinks. The supermarket, which has more than 60 stores north of the Border, said more than 200 nearby lines hit its racks amid Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, and guaranteed that 2016 would proclaim as one more year of impressive growth.
During 2015, Asda signed supply agreements, worth a consolidated £275,000, with three Scottish bread shops. Aberdeenshire firm Murdoch Allan handled the greatest contract with the general store chain and tackled ten additional staff to manage the expanded workload.
Paul Allan, Managing Director of Murdoch Allan, situated in Hatton close Peterhead, said that after agreeing for an expanded production and distribution of their items with Asda, sales and profit have expanded. The company said they truly welcome the backing the grocery store provides for neighborhood suppliers in Scotland. Asda truly grasps the neighborhood supply a portion of their business and have a dedicated buyer situated in Scotland, who knows the market well which gives added support. It’s awesome to see Asda keeping on putting resources into giving a scope of our items loaded with Scottish provenance and taste, he included.
Different agreements Asda had with Scottish producers during the past year includes a £800,000 contract with Forfar-based macaroni producer McIntosh of Strathmore, and another one with fruit and vegetables grower Stewarts of Tayside, A £1m contract with Ayrshire-based family butcher We Hae Meat and East Lothian cider maker Thistly Cross.