Montrose firm wins Scotmid promo

James Stirling, Upper Dysart Larder production manager.James Stirling, Upper Dysart Larder production manager.
James Stirling, Upper Dysart Larder production manager.
A Montrose-based company has won a national competition which will see its products feature in more than 180 Scotmid stores across the country.

Upper Dysart Larder won Scotmid’s Scottish Favourites competition, run in conjunction with Scotland Food & Drink, which aims to highlight the best regional products with broad consumer appeal.

The company’s Root Veg Mash will now run on promotion in-store for a three-week period.

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The national competition, which was launched during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight in September, was designed to champion local producers. More than 40 entries were received from local producers. Each product was judged by a panel of industry experts who scored each on taste, packaging and innovation but also considered store and customer suitability.

Jessica van Tromp, local sourcing manager for Scotmid, said: “ The judges had their work cut out, as the quality of all the entries was incredibly high. Scotland truly has some of the best food and drink in the world and the calibre of local producers is improving every year.

“Congratulations to Upper Dysart Larder, we can’t wait to see the reaction from our customers to that amazing Root Veg Mash.”

James Stirling, production manager at Upper Dysart Larder, added: “Our Root Veg Mash showcases some of the best produce from this part of the world and we’re immensely proud to have won the listing as one of Scotmid’s Favourites. We hope that customers who try the mash are as enthralled by it as we are.”

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