The Store lands major Scotmid deal

Left to right - Stephen Brown, Tony Cable, Store manager, and Andrew Booth.
Left to right - Stephen Brown, Tony Cable, Store manager, and Andrew Booth.

An Aberdeenshire family-run business has won a major contract to supply produce to a leading Scottish convenience retail chain.

The Store has secured a deal with Scotmid Co-operative to stock its home-reared Aberdeen Angus beef products, including its award-winning sausages, burgers, hotdogs, and a range of ready meals in a number of Co-op outlets.

This is a huge step in the right direction for The Store

Andrew Booth The Store Owner

The Foveran facility, which offers 100% traceability on all its products, has already sold more than a tonne of sausages in Scotmid stores in July.

Andrew Booth, The Store’s owner and managing director, said: “This is a huge step in the right direction for The Store.

“We have a strong vision of providing natural, high quality, local produce to our customers and with this new contract win, we will be able to provide our fresh products to Scotmid customers too.

“This is an exciting time for us and we have already discussed the possibility of adding new stores and new products to the ranges we already supply, which is great.

Stephen Brown, Scotmid Co-operative’s local sourcing manager, added: “We are thrilled to be launching this new partnership with The Store as part of our on-going commitment to supporting local suppliers. 

“Our stores are rooted in local communities and we want to offer our customers great value products sourced from the very best local producers.”

The business, which is run by four generations of farmers and has its own on-site butchery, farm shop deli and coffee shop, prides itself on its ‘farm to fork’ ethos.

The Store recently celebrated its 15th birthday and its most successful Open Farm Sunday, attracting more than 2000 visitors.