Information for buyers

How we help you make the most of Scottish produce

Buying the best starts with Scottish food and drink

Our market development team is here to support retailers, wholesalers and food service reap the benefits of Scottish produce. We engage with a wide and varied range of businesses the length and breadth of the country to deliver effective and rewarding solutions. 

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Supplier development 

We make a point of actively working to upskill our producer base. Initiatives like The Academy and sectoral programmes such as Delivering Growth Through Wholesale enhance skills, broaden networks and grow business. 

Accreditation Programmes 

We recognise the importance of technical accreditation and that’s why we provide support and encouragement to our producers to achieve SALSA and BRCGS accreditation 

Provision of Data and Insights on Programmes 

How do consumers view Scottish products and which ones could help you meet your business goals?  Where are the gaps in your range and how are you performing against the rest of the market?  We have the market intelligence and key insights to help you understand your audience and meet their needs. 

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Industry events

Our events throughout the year give buyers opportunities to keep on top of what’s new in the market and to engage with new connections as well as opportunities to network with existing contacts. 

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Showcasing Scotland 

This event offers UK and international food and drink buyers and Scottish suppliers an unparalleled commercial opportunity on a truly global scale. Three days of carefully curated events that showcase the best of Scotland’s produce and help to build new trade relationships and secure future business. News on the next Showcasing Scotland event will be announced soon.  

Targeted work 

We introduce buyers to producers who can meet a desired need. This can take the form of informal introductions or be arranged at meet the buyer events.  Our infrastructure makes it easy for us to do all of the leg work identifying the right producers, scheduling meetings, hosting events and communicating with applicants. 

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Graduate placements 

The graduates we fund take on roles in host businesses focused on growing their sales.  As well as enabling more Scottish sourcing this scheme aims to attract talented people into the sector and build a pipeline of future leaders and entrepreneurs in Scottish food and drink. 

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Take the next step

Need to find new producers to keep ahead of the competition? What to know what’s new in the market?  Want to help inspire the next generation of producers by sharing some of your knowledge? Then please get in touch at  

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