Convenience store operator Scotmid Food is working with a number of Scottish bakery firms as part of its plans to expand its partnerships with local suppliers.
The firm is working with Dunfermline-based Stephens the Bakers, Goodfellow & Steven located in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and The Breadwinner Bakery in Edinburgh. The three bakery companies supply Scotmid’s stores in West Lothian, Fife, Edinburgh, Mayfield, Gracemount and Gorebridge.
Scotmid has also formed a new partnership with Aulds the Bakers, based in Greenock, which has seen the bakery firm’s products launch into stores in the west of Scotland, including Armadale in West Lothian and Clarkston in Glasgow.
The move highlights Scotmid’s recent work in refitting bakery counters in a select number of its stores, stocking a range of cakes, savouries, breads and baked goods. The company said its local bakery offer has been rolled out to 24 stores to date, with a further expansion planned later this year.
Stephen Brown, who is managing the local bakery roll-out for Scotmid Food, said: “Working with these award-winning local bakeries has been great for Scotmid and our customers, who are really enjoying having an excellent range of high-quality bakery products available in store. Stephens the Bakers, Goodfellow & Steven, The Breadwinner Bakery and Aulds and are all very well-known bakeries and are among the longest-established bakeries in Scotland.
“As a Scottish company, we’re committed to working with local suppliers because we know that it supports Scottish businesses, jobs and the communities that we trade in.”
Scotmid Food is part of Scotmid Co-operative, which employs around 5,000 members of staff in around 350 retail outlets across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.