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Waitrose pushes expansion in Scotland by partnering with Margiotta

Produce Business report

Waitrose has entered into an agreement and begun delivering its products to Margiotta, a convenience store chain in Scotland known for its high-quality fresh food.

The retailer is supplying more than 600 items to 16 of Margiotta’s shops and will add two more locations after the new year as soon as those stores are revamped.

“Margiotta is a long-standing, family-run business, which shares our values of quality and service and is perfectly placed to help meet our customers’ needs in Scotland,” James Bailey, Executive Director for Waitrose, said. “We know convenience is key for many people and our partnership with Margiotta will play an integral role in helping us to make Waitrose food and drink even easier to enjoy.” 

Margiotta, a 30-year-old family-owned business based in Edinburgh, specializes in ready meals, free-from and vegan ranges, prepared fruit and vegetables, meat, snacks and other food staples, plus flowers and other seasonal foods, which will now include items from Waitrose. Margiotta also offers freshly baked goods and pastries and sandwiches, wraps and salads, which are made fresh every day.    

“We are delighted to be stocking Waitrose food and drinks in our stores not only because of the quality of the products but also because of the new and increased range that we can now offer,” Franco Margiotta, Managing Director of Margiotta Food & Wine, said. “We have always strived to bring the best food products for our customers to enjoy and I am sure that they will be equally delighted in our partnership with Waitrose.”

Waitrose said it is looking at more potential partnerships throughout the UK and potential expansion in Scotland. It has six stores in Scotland, including Morningside and Comely Bank in Edinburgh, Newton Mearns, Byres Road in Glasgow, Milngavie and Stirling.



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