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Asda suppliers win Scottish Food and Drink awards

Three local suppliers to Asda have won recognition at the Scottish Food and Drink Awards 2011.

The suppliers, Shetland Products (for Wildwaters Salmon), Border Biscuits (for Gourmet Goodness Range) and VC2 Brands, all take part in Asda’s Supplier Development Programme and will be recognised for their efforts at the next module at the supermarket’s Bridge of Dee store on Tuesday 7th June.

Ten Scottish companies have signed up for the nine month programme which kicked off at the end of January and aims to provide companies with an industry knowledge and expertise and help them develop a long-term relationship with Asda. It has been supported by Paul McLaughlin, chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, as well as members of the Scottish Executive.

Mervyn Jones, Asda’s Scottish Buyer, said: “We’re delighted that some of our local Scottish suppliers have been recognised nationally as providing the very best of Scottish food and drink.

“Asda is committed to working with suppliers to help them grow with us and to give them every success at our stores. That’s what the programme is all about and recognition like this can only serve to inspire both sides to continue this success.”

For more information on the programme please visit scotlandfoodanddrink.org

Posted in Press Centre on 07 June 2011