More than 3,500 consumers have used the supportlocal.scot online directory to source Scotland’s finest food and drink products during recent weeks of lockdown.
The website is a one-stop-shop for food-lovers to access nearly 300 local producers and suppliers.
Created by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink, the supportlocal.scot platform aims to connect consumers directly with food and drink businesses. Every Scottish region and every sub-section of the industry is represented, giving consumers a fantastic choice and the opportunity to sample new products or support their favourite brands.
Producers who are delivering to consumers locally, regionally and nationally can register on the site to reach a wider consumer audience.
The appetite of the Scottish public to support their local food and drink businesses has been clear to see since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced in March and businesses across the country have innovated to survive.
Lucy Husband, UK Market Development Director at Scotland Food & Drink, said: “Many of our country’s food and drink businesses lost their markets overnight as lockdown was introduced, so innovating and finding new ways to reach their customers has been vital for their survival. But equally as important is the vote of confidence that the Scottish public has given the industry, buying more online and supporting their local suppliers.
“Our food and drinks businesses, which are some of the country’s biggest employers, needs public support now more than ever. It’s fantastic to see Scots get behind local businesses and appreciate the unrivalled larder that we’re so lucky to have on our doorstep.”
Visit supportlocal.scot to browse producers or register your business.
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