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Bidfood Scotland Launches Larbert Food Hub

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Bidfood Scotland Launches Larbert Food Hub

Bidfood Scotland Launches Larbert Food Hub
July 03
08:29 2017

Bidfood Scotland has launched its brand-new, purpose-built hospitality hub in Larbert, which will serve as the first of its kind for the £14bn Scottish food and drink sector.

Opened last month by Fergus Ewing MSP, the new facility works in partnership with suppliers as a dedicated centre for excellence, testing and developing new products as well as supporting menu development and innovation for some of its 5,000 customers across hotels, restaurants, cafes, care homes, healthcare and education in Scotland.

The launch is part of the Scottish foodservice provider’s wider strategy to drive product innovation and growth for its suppliers, as well as seeking opportunities for its existing suppliers to gain national listings across the rest of the UK, where the company has a further 40,000 customers.

Speaking about the hub, Fergus Ewing MSP (pictured second from left with Bidfood Scotland’s John Quinn, Andrew Selley and Katie Sillars) said: ‘The wholesale sector represents a huge part of Scotland’s economy and it’s fantastic to see Bidfood’s investment in this innovative facility.’

The food-and-drink industry, along with farming and fishing, is among those most valuable to Scotland’s economy, and Bidfood works in close partnership with Scotland Food and Drink, VisitScotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance, aiming to double the value of sector to £30bn by 2030.

Katie Sillars, Business Development Manager for Bidfood Scotland said: ‘It’s been so exciting to finally open our doors to the hospitality hub and showcase what the site can offer.

“We’ve been planning it for a long time, so it’s fantastic to see our vision coming to life and we look forward to sharing this concept with our customers and partners.’

Comprising a bar, deli, industrial kitchen and non-food catering suite, the hub’s kitchen will be used to showcase products and keep customers up to date with the latest food trends, inspiring them with new innovative ideas and techniques.

Scottish suppliers featured at the launch included the Scottish Salmon Company, Scotlay Eggs, Yester Farm Dairies, Inverloch Cheese company, First Milk, Cobbs Cakes and Aulds desserts.

The launch of the hub coincides with the company’s new Scottish brochure which showcases more than 600 products from local Scottish suppliers.

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