Macsween and We Hae Meat to bolster Lidl’s Donald & Sons range as supermarket expands range of Scottish suppliers
Edinburgh-based Macsween has struck a six-figure supplier deal with Lidl to help develop the supermarket’s range of Scottish suppliers.
The family firm is one of two new suppliers to supply products for Lidl’s Donald & Sons Scottish meats range after Girvan-based We Hae Meat also agreed a six-figure deal with the German chain.
Macsween will supply sliced black pudding, sliced haggis, black pudding and haggis to Lidl’s Scottish stores as well as supplying sliced black pudding to another 300 stores across the rest of the UK.
Butchers ‘We Hae Meat’ will add the black eye sausage to the steak slice sausage already listed, in a deal worth more than £300,000, with more products scheduled in the next six months. This new agreement and others have allowed We Hae Meat to expand its Ayrshire base.
The deals will see these products sold across all of Lidl’s 91 stores in Scotland. This adds to the increasing range of Scottish suppliers with Lidl, the fastest growing retailer in the UK (according to Kantar World Panel 28th June 2016) having significantly added their Scottish supplier base in the last six months.
The Lidl buying team will continue to grow relationships with existing suppliers and cultivate new ones to further develop their expanding range of Scottish sourced lines.
Paul McQuade, senior buyer for Lidl in Scotland, said: “MacSween and We Hae Meat are traditional family businesses with a strong reputation for quality, which our customers can now enjoy as part of the Lidl Donald & Sons Scottish meats range.
“Working with the best suppliers in the country is a priority for us and we are continually looking for the best quality Scottish produce to stock in our stores at everyday low prices.
James Macsween, joint managing director at Macsween, said: “When Lidl asked us to produce a haggis and black pudding we jumped at the opportunity.
“Macsween has been making these products for over 60 years and we make our recipes with ingredients from carefully selected suppliers who share our values – for example, we have been supplied with Scottish oats from John Hogarth in Kelso for over 40 years.
“We are delighted to be working with Lidl UK and proud to see our new products in Lidl stores”
Carlyn Paton, who runs We Hae Meat with her husband, Alex, said: “We are delighted that our sausages, which are made in Ayrshire, have been selected by Lidl in the Donald and Sons meat range in Scotland.
“We are working on more listings with Lidl and hope they are as successful as the sausage lines in stores now.”