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SGF Delighted to Announce New Partnership with Anderson Veitch

Scottish Grocer’s Federation is delighted to announce a new partnership with Anderson Veitch, a Scottish based wholesale distributor of stationery, toys, confectionery and greetings cards.

Anderson Veitch is a family run business which is celebrating 100 year’s experience of wholesale distribution in the UK and which holds a comprehensive selection of products and brands at competitive prices. The company serves the retail trade of both independents and larger national accounts, covering the UK, Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. As a founding member of the STAGG stationery and toy buying group, Anderson Veitch can offer customers the benefits of their group buying strength.

The Scottish Convenience sector continues to grow through diversifying the products and services offered to customers. This has made the sector more relevant than ever to every type of customer.

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema OBE said, “We are delighted to welcome Anderson Veitch into the Federation, a company with long established and highly respected reputation for serving the wholesale needs of the retail trade. Convenience store customers want choice, quality and value for money. We see the product offering from Anderson Veitch as complimenting the needs of both convenience stores and their customers. We look forward to working with Anderson Veitch and to exploring the many opportunities which the Scottish convenience sector has to offer them and our members.”

Anderson Veitch Director of Operations Paul Anderson said: “We are very proud in what is our 100th year of trading to be aligning with such an historic establishment as the Scottish Grocer’s Federation. We look forward to meeting the members and developing long term relationships to meet their retail requirements. We are proud of our continuously developing ranges and feel we offer the right mixture of product, service and price to meet the varying demands of each individual customer.”

SGF Delighted to Announce New Partnership with Stuart’s of Buckhaven

Scottish Grocer’s Federation is delighted to announce a new partnership with Stuart’s of Buckhaven, quality Bakers and Butchers.

Stuart’s is a sixth generation family bakers and butchers serving Fife and the surrounding areas. Today, as well as 15 bakery shops, most with cafes, Stuart’s have three award-winning combined baker/ butcher/ café shops, the original still in “auld Buckhyne,” since 1995 a flag-ship unit in Leven and since 2005 an attractive shop in Lundin Links.

The Scottish Convenience sector continues to both flourish and evolve at a rapid pace as it responds to customers’ requirements for an ever-expanding range of services and grocery offerings.

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema OBE said, “We are delighted to welcome Stuart’s of Buckhaven into the Federation, a family business with family values offering quality bakery and butchery products to the highest standards since 1857. Having already expanded their offering into a number of convenience stores across Scotland they appreciate that convenience retailers and their customers want a quality food offering and at a competitive price. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.

Managing Director of Stuart’s of Buckhaven, Keith Stuart said, “Stuart's are very excited to be in partnership with the Scottish Grocers Federation.  There are countless convenience stores throughout Scotland eager to progress and develop and Stuart's are will be there to support where we excel, providing customers with fresh top quality Bakery and Butcher products directly to the stores. We are also looking forward to a long and successful relationship.”

SGF Delighted to Announce New Partnership with Cobbs Bakery

Scottish Grocer’s Federation is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cobbs Bakery a truly Highland company which has grown rapidly from their original acquisition of a farmhouse bakery in 2002.

Cobbs Cakes are hand-baked to traditional recipes in the Highlands of Scotland. Their range of wholesale products offer something for everyone from round cutting cakes, traybakes and muffins to shortbread, cupcakes and biscuits. Cobbs also have gluten-free and vegan options perfectly blending tradition with the needs of modern consumers.

While still based in the Loch Ness-side village of Drumnadrochit Cobbs distribute their home-baked cakes throughout Scotland and the North of England. Cobbs wholesale Bakery is part of the Cobbs Group whose portfolio also includes hotels, restaurants, coffee houses, and gift shops.

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema said: “We are delighted to welcome Cobbs Bakery into the Federation. Customers now more than ever want choice, quality and a tailored food offering which appeals to them. The wide range of hand-made bakery products made by the bakers and decorators at Cobbs is sure to appeal to customers throughout the convenience sector. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Business Development Director William Cameron said: “As the founding Director and now Business Development Director of Cobbs I and the company are delighted to be joining forces with SGF. It has always been our policy to both join with and develop collaborative partnerships and from past experience nearly all have both enhanced our business and contributed to our fellow partners. I am sure the same ethos will be adopted with SGF.”

SGF Delighted to Announce New Partnership with Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s Company

Scottish Grocer’s Federation is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading brands Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s Company, which offer a range of adhesive and hardworking skin care products.

Gorilla Glue has been selling its highly popular Gorilla Glue products for over a decade with offerings including, Original Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Tape, Gorilla Super Glue, Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Epoxy and the Gorilla Sealant range.

O’Keeffe’s have been developing skin care solutions for people with dry skin for over 20 years and today offer a range of high-quality skin care products including O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream, O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet foot cream and exfoliating cream, O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair lip balms and O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair body lotion.

There are almost 5,000 convenience stores in Scotland - with the value of sales in the sector reaching over £4 billion - who serve a wide customer base and do so successfully by diversifying the range of products offered to customers, in even the most remote of locations.

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema OBE said, “I am delighted to welcome both Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s Company into the Federation. The convenience sector operates in a hypercompetitive market place where customers demand high-quality products at a competitive price. The product range and high-quality offerings by both companies are sure to be popular with customers. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Sales Director for Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s Company, Matt Clegg, said: “We are looking forward to offering these incredible brands to convenience stores across Scotland. Our focus is on finding out what works for local stores and delivering it and we know that with both Gorilla Glue and O’Keeffe’s products we can do just that!”

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