Barbara and Sam Henderson, Lomond Wholesale

Local produce top of the bill in new Lomond brochure

Scottish produce is being championed in a brand-new brochure launched by Lomond: The Wholesale Food Co.

The Taste of Scotland Food Guide features 69 Scottish producers and was created following the success of the Glasgow-based wholesaler’s trade show, Taste@Lomond.

At the event, Lomond dedicated 50% of space to Scottish produce which proved incredibly popular with customers. Following this reaction, Sam and Barbara Henderson, Lomond’s directors, recognised the need for a dedicated guide to Scottish produce.

The guide contains a wide-reaching range of Scottish produce, from cakes, cooked meats and dairy products to crisps, confectionery, bakery and beverages.

In addition to the usual information found in product guides – such as whether the item is ambient, chilled or frozen, vegetarian, vegan or halal – Lomond’s new guide also illustrates the product’s food miles.

And, as well as showing the distance from the producer to the Lomond depot, the guide also highlights where products are backhauled to be additionally environmentally friendly.

The guide also details Lomond’s social responsibility and commitment to improving its impact on the environment. This includes moving the commercial fleet to hybrid delivery vehicles with thinner insulation, increased carrying capacity and no reliance on red diesel. All company cars are also now electric. These changes alone have resulted in a reduction of 71.3 tonnes of CO2.

“Following the response to our trade show where we saw unprecedented growth in our Scottish produce, we knew we had to do more,” said Director Barbara Henderson.

“Our new Taste of Scotland Food Guide is so much more than a product guide. We have spent months collating all the information required in order to provide our customers with an insight into the locally sourced supply chain.

“And, every supplier not only showcases the range of their Scottish products, but also can share how they are working to further their sustainability credentials, such as installing solar panels, using waste food or by-products to make new, innovative products.”

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