A Moray bakery has signed up to supply oatcakes to a supermarket chain in a deal worth more than £120,000.
The contract is the first with Lidl for Forres-based Maclean’s Highland Bakery.
Produced in fierce chilli, haggis and mature cheddar flavours, the oatcake bites will be sold as part of the supermarket’s McAllister’s biscuit brand.
Lidl said the deal with the family-run firm will further develop the range of Scottish products available in is stores. The biscuits will be sold across all the company’s 92 stores in Scotland.
Paul McQuade, head of food buying for Lidl in Scotland, said: “At Lidl we are passionate about working with local suppliers to develop great products using the best quality ingredients and offering them to our customers at everyday low prices.
“Our new oatcake bites are the latest addition to our increasing Scottish range and we are confident our customers will enjoy these as a healthier snacking alternative.”
Maclean’s Highland Bakery managing director, Lewis Maclean, said the company’s oatcakes were hand-baked and and adaptation of a 100-year-old family recipe, using the finest Scottish ingredients
He added: “From the start, Lidl have always worked with integrity and have understood our needs and the restrictions of working with us as a small business.”
As well as its bakery on Greshop Industrial Estate, in Forres, the company has two shops in the town and others in Lossiemouth and Grantown.