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

The Academy

The Academy is a unique, market-focused, and commercially orientated training programme that helps Scottish food and drink businesses - at every stage of their growth journey - sell themselves, build their brands and thrive in grocery and foodservice markets.

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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 growth

Regional food is so important to Scotland. To businesses and communities. To consumers. To tourism. To the environment. To the economy. And, therefore, to all of us.

Because of that, regional food growth is a priority for the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership, and a key element in our Home Advantage strategy.

Read more about the action plan for growth

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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