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Scotland's Food & Drink

Aldi Seeks New, Upcoming Scottish Producers
2nd December 2013, Bathgate

ALDI, the fastest growing retailer in UK has recorded 29.8% growth ahead of the market (+3.7%) and now accounts for 3.6% share of the total grocery market, according to Kantar Worldpanel (12 week ending 7 July ’13). ALDI’s dedicated Scottish team supports 70 local suppliers and range over 250 products across 47 stores, including Aldomak, Mackie’s & Grahams Dairy and is looking for new supplier partnerships with a view to expanding their Scottish range.  With a focus on market growth, quality and an everyday low price policy, this is an excellent opportunity to partner with ALDI and grow your sales.

ALDI are looking for Scottish food & drink producers to supply brand products (as ‘Special Buys’) and also become own label partners. Products are being sought from several ambient, chilled and frozen categories, visit here for the full list. 

For full details and for eligibility, please visit here
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Events and Opportunities


  • Scotland Food & Drink West – Food & Drink Innovation – Meet the Expert
    29th October 2013 - Details here
  • Grampian Food Forum Visit to Tio Ltd Forres
    29th October 2013 - Details here
  • Pixels & Pies 2
    6th November 2013 - Details here
  • Scotland Food & Drink Network East - Digital Strategy Workshop for Food & Drink Businesses
    14th November 2013 - Details here
  • Scotland Food & Drink Network - East Digital Strategy Workshop for Food & Drink Businesses
    18th February 2014 - Details here
Please find courses offered by the Social Enterprise Academy below.
Introduction to Social Enterprise
7 November | Re-Union Canal Boat, Edinburgh
Marketing Your Community Organisation
21 November | Raploch Community Campus, Stirling
Both programmes are fully funded meaning there’s no cost to participants. Bookings can be made via Gordon Jamieson ( or Anne Gibson at CHFS (

McSence McSence have started a new catering operation at Cowan Court, Penicuik in partnership with Midlothian Council and are looking for local social enterprises who may be interested in supplying the new business. They’re interested in speaking to anyone supplying food or catering consumables, particularly local ethical suppliers for fruit & veg and bakery items. Please contact Arin Podder at the Copper Tree Café on 07587 882 374 if you can help.

The 16th October was World Food Day, a day marked by the United Nations to highlight the obstacles facing the global food industry, as well as the most viable solutions for surmounting them. The topic of this year’s discussion centers around sustainability—specifically, how efficient, well-managed and sustainable food systems can help alleviate global hunger and malnutrition. Five gruesome truths about the sorry state of the global food industry.

A new investment model at the intersection of the Slow Food and Slow Money movements. 
Edible banking!
Nourish Scotland’s very first Feeding the 5000 event, which took place in Bristo Square on Saturday 5th October, was a huge success. Alongside the Feeding the 5000 event was a Food Information Fair where 25 community groups were able to share with Edinburgh residents information about the wide range of food related activities that take place across the city, ranging from community growing groups to Slow Food and children’s cookery classes. Full report here

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