Blantyre-based Dunns Food and Drinks has teamed up with local producers in Scotland, like Ramsay of Carluke and the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company, in a bid to help them drive sales, which they hope will then boost the local economy.
Local produce will be showcased to top restaurants and bars in a high quality brochure produced by Dunns which will be distributed to the restaurant and licensed trades.
Robert Pew, Business Development Manager for Dunns, says, ‘’Small producers in Scotland don’t have the opportunity to advertise their products in the same way a larger company can. Therefore they miss out on sales. But we already have a very large customer base in Scotland, so by showcasing their products, and selling their range, we can help them to grow their business. ’’
Jim Rowan, Managing Director of Dunns, added, ‘’The recession is hard enough so it’s important to find new ways to boost the economy. Customers want and deserve quality at the very best price, and that’s what’s on offer. I’m not only confident that this is going to take off, but I’m enthusiastic that this new venture could create jobs for all concerned. Our customers are telling us how important ‘locally sourced’ is on their menus and we anticipate ‘Scottish Roots’ will prove popular with chefs and restaurateurs alike.”
For a full list of the producers involved contact: Neil Rutland from Dunns on 01698727720