Gregor clinches major contract

GREGOR MACKENZIE AND HIS NEW BOTTLING LINE.(WATSON/BROWN)
GREGOR MACKENZIE AND HIS NEW BOTTLING LINE.(WATSON/BROWN)

A BUCHAN rapeseed oil producer is celebrating winning a major contract to supply a range of products to Tesco stores across Scotland.

Mackintosh of Glendaveny, which was set up by 24 years-old Gregor Mackintosh in 2009, will supply all six of its product lines to 64 Tesco stores across Scotland.

Tesco will become the first multiple retailer to stock the company’s newest flavour rapeseed oil product – ginger – alongside its two Extra virgin cold pressed (500ml and 250ml) bottles as well as its garlic infused, lemon infused and jalapeno chilli infused oil in 250ml bottles.

The Tesco listing adds to the company’s growing customer base which also includes Asda which stocks Mackintosh of Glendaveny’s rapeseed oils in 43 of its stores in Scotland.

Earlier this year Asda increased the number of its stores in Scotland stocking all 250ml pure and infused product lines from 15 stores to 43. Mackintosh of Glendaveny’s pure 500ml product has been stocked in all of Asda’s Scottish stores since last year

Mackintosh of Glendaveny’s produce, which has also been used by the Queen’s chef at Buckingham Palace and in The Dorchester Hotel, London, has also secured a supply contract with the Nick Nairn Cookery School in Aberdeen.

The deal comes during a major investment phase in the business which will see just over £250,000 being spent on improving its production and office facilities, the purchase of a new bottling line and new storage tanks, all to meet multiple retailer audit standards.

The upgraded bottling line has the capacity to fill up to 11,500 bottles a day making Mackintosh of Glendaveny the largest producer of cold pressed rapeseed oil in Scotland.

Commenting, Mr Mackintosh, said: “This new deal with Tesco a direct reflection on the quality of our rapeseed oil product range and the hard work and significant investment we have put into the business.”