Scotmid backs Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

'This it gives us another opportunity to shine the spotlight on the best produce from Scotland’s larder'

Scotmid Co-operative is celebrating Scotland’s produce – and those who grow, make, cook and sell it – during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.

The fortnight, which runs from 31 August and 15 September, also aims to to emphasise the future potential for Scotland’s food and drink industry.

Scotmid will mark the event by launching new products and encouraging customers to buy, eat and promote Scottish food and drink.

Local sourcing manager Kirsty George said: “We’re really excited about the imminent arrival of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight because it gives us another opportunity to shine the spotlight on the best produce from Scotland’s larder.

“All of our stores will be stocking an extensive range of popular Scottish produce to support the fortnight, both in chilled and ambient.

“Adding to already extensive list of Scottish own-label meats, cheese and fresh produce, we’re planning to use the event as a springboard to launch Mrs Tilly’s new Tablet Popcorn while also promoting well-established brands Mackies Crisps, Border Biscuits and Castleton Fruit. We also have a number of new Scottish offerings such as Growers Garden’s Broccoli Crisps and Shore Seaweed Snacks.

“Our stores will be getting fully involved and we have our Scottish baker counters in every store, supplying fresh products daily. Plus at our larger stores there will be promotion bays filled with Tunnock’s products. Our members and customers are unswervingly loyal to Scottish produce and, as a Scottish retailer, we are fully committed to shouting loudly about Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.”

Those who wish to support the Fortnight can also take it to social media by using the hashtags #ScotFoodFort19 and the @scotfooddrink Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to link content and further promote all the activities taking place throughout the Fortnight.

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