Falkirk plant will expand
Mrs Tilly’s in first own label deal with Lidl
It has produced three products for the supermarket’s Caulder’s range as part of a six-figure contract that has also helped the Falkirk firm expand its production facilities.
The bars are among eight products listed in all 91 of Lidl’s Scottish stores under the Caulder’s Confectionery name.
Lidl is to increase its Scottish offering across all of its stores north of the border over the next six months. The recently established buying department in Scotland is working to a target of more than 25% of all products in Scottish stores being sourced from local suppliers.
Paul McQuade, senior buyer for Lidl in Scotland said: “We are delighted to offer our customers these traditionally hand-crafted Scottish favourites using locally sourced milk and butter.
“Working with suppliers who share the same passion about delivering quality products to our customers is a priority. We are focused on looking for the best Scottish produce to stock in our stores at everyday low prices.”
Ronnie Wilson, commercial manager for Tilly’s, owned and run by two generations of the Paterson family, added: “We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Lidl in Scotland and help them develop a range of Caulder’s Confectionery bars.
“Recent investments in our own production capabilities have seen us look to expand our customer portfolio and partner with businesses who can deliver additional volume.
“While this new range has only launched in the last few months, the early signs are very encouraging and we are confident that the initial predictions on annual sales forecasts will be exceeded.”