Scottish Soup Company cheers Tesco success

Scottish Soup Company cheers Tesco success

Cumbernauld family firm the Scottish Soup Company is celebrating after landing a lucrative £250,000 deal with Tesco.

The deal will see five of the manufacturer’s new chilled soup products hit the shelves of 64 Tesco stores across Scotland.

Based on their mum’s family recipes, the company, run by brothers David & Douglas Sword, offers ‘a taste of home’ by selling traditional Scottish soups.

The full range includes three homely Scottish recipes - chicken & rice (cock-a-leekie), scotch broth, and scottish lentil.

Two flavoursome healthier-option choices have also been developed with Scottish Slimmers - cream of tomato, and carrot & coriander.

Tesco buyer for Scotland, Kev Parker, said: "Customers love our range of soup and we're sure they'll enjoy this delicious new range from The Scottish Soup Company.

“We are proud to champion Scottish food and drink across our stores, and are delighted to welcome the Scottish Soup Company's range of five traditional fresh soups to Tesco stores."

The listing comes at a time that the fresh soup industry continues to grow. In recent years the market has grown 8.6% in value terms and 14.8% in volume terms, to an overall UK-wide value of £123.9m in take-home retail sales.