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Regional

Use the opportunities on your doorstep

We’re supporting businesses to grow local sales

During the Covid-19 lockdown, many consumers started buying more local produce. Which means that now – more than ever – could be a great time for your business to tap into regional markets.

Our help

We support a range of regional food initiatives, including:

  • Helping regional food groups to create localised plans for growth
  • Working with industry-led producers’ groups
  • Offering webinars and guides on key topics from pricing to digital marketing
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Grow your markets & develop you skills

Support Local

Through our Support Local directory, we’re connecting consumers to food and drink producers from around Scotland.

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Regional food group support scheme

A new fund has now been awarded to support the development of the country’s regional food groups, this new scheme will help to resource coordinator posts within the groups to deliver both regional and national activities and plans, crucial to the recovery of the food, drink and tourism sectors in the wake of Covid-19.

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What does Covid-19 mean for your business?

Covid-19 has been hard on food and drink businesses, but we have detailed recovery plans in place to support you.

Recovery Plan

Other routes to grow your sales

Connecting you with customers and consumers further afield

Grow your UK market

The UK offers fantastic opportunities for Scottish food and drink businesses, with currency, language and logistics all working in your favour.

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Grow your exports

Exporting is a proven way to grow your business and manage risk, and no business is too small or too new to consider it.

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Market intelligence

We turn information into actionable insights for daily decision-making and strategic planning, helping you to navigate the ever-changing food and drink landscape

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