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200-ton strawberry supermarket deal helps food firm to year of growth



Two-hundred tonnes of fresh strawberries and the popular Chippy Chips line helped Scotty Brand to a year of growth.

The Airdrie firm is now the number 11 Scottish food and non-alcoholic drink brand, with a retail value of £11 million.

Its fresh soup sales have grown 15% growth this year to be ranked number 9 in the UK, while its frozen potatoes grew 19%, making it the UK’s number 10.

The family-run company, which was founded in Coatbridge in 1948, also benefitted this year from a UK-wide trial of its berries in Asda which sold more than 200 tonnes. Other successes included its chilled mash, which is produced by Scotty’s potato partners Albert Bartlett.

Scotty Brands supplies products including Ayrshire new potatoes, seasonal berries, prepared vegetables, sausage rolls, smoked salmon, chilled coleslaws and potato salad to retailers such as Asda, Morrison’s, Tesco, Co-op, Waitrose, Aldi, Spar and Lidl.

Scotty’s Chippy Chips are the only frozen chips made exclusively with Scottish potatoes and an irregular cut to replicate the Scottish chip shop texture and taste. They now represent 10% of the firm’s turnover.

Richard Allison, general manager of Scotty Brand, said: “Thanks to the success of our berries and frozen chips, it’s been another excellent year for Scotty Brand. We’re also very proud that our frozen potatoes and fresh soup are ranked in the top 10 in the UK.

“I’d like to say thank you and Happy New Year to our family of Scottish farmers who grow all this amazing produce.”

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