Tesco invests in Perth family bakery

Tesco invests in Perth family bakery

A Perth-based family bakery has landed a major deal with Tesco as the supermarket chain continues to invest in Scottish food and drink.

The deal sees a range of Tower Bakery products including rolls, butteries, crumpets and yum yums hitting shelves in select Tesco stores in Perth, Dundee and Dunfermline. 

Tesco’s local buying manager, Craig Chalmers, said the deal demonstrates Tesco’s passion for supporting local family businesses and bringing local produce to more customers. 

He said: “As a large company with stores across the UK and Ireland, it’s important for Tesco to support these businesses and give locally sourced products a good presence on shelf.

“More customers are now looking for local, traditional products and want to buy products from a company that has a rich heritage and a good story.

“Many Tesco customers in Dundee may already be aware of the Tower Bakery brand and we hope that these customers will pick up some Tower Bakery products as part of their shop.

“We also want to attract new customers who will take notice of the brand as they’re making their way around their local store.

“Linking up with Tower Bakery is very exciting for Tesco and will give customers a flavour of what’s to come in terms of our local partnerships.”

Tower Bakery’s original bakery and shops in Abernethy were taken over by Angela and Sandy McKinnon in 1981.

The growth of the business saw the bakery move to Perth in 1999 and there are now 10 Tower Bakery shops across Clackmannanshire, Perth, Crieff, Coupar Angus and Alyth. 

Angela and Sandy’s children Denise, Debbie and David now form the senior management team.

The craft bakery uses traditional methods and products are made by hand.