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Lidl champions Outer Hebrides for Burns night offering

As part of their continued drive to supply Scottish customers with quality locally sourced produce, Lidl has announced a new partnership with a Hebridean entrepreneur.

Published: January 25, 2019

In a partnership that was formed last year, Lidl will sell The Hebridean Food Company's premium fresh chowders and soups, with a specific offering for this year’s Burns Night on 25 January.

The firm was created by CEO Douglas Stewart, a lobster fisherman’s son from the picturesque Isle of North Uist.

His passion for the Hebrides began at an early age on fishing boats, weekends spent sorting lobsters and helping his granddad out with the sheep. This passion is now to let everyone enjoy a small slice of the Hebrides, something Lidl is enabling him to do.

Commenting on the partnership, Douglas said: "Lidl has a large number of stores with a great geographical reach in Scotland, which allows us to bring our fresh soups and chowders to a wider audience.

"Like Lidl, we are committed to working with the best Scottish suppliers to bring customers the very finest fresh produce we can. We are a relatively small scale business so this relationship is helping us to grow our offering and put back into the local economy.”

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The perfect Burns Supper starter, the discount supermarket will be selling The Hebridean Food Company’s Premium Soups (Lentil & Bacon, and Leek & Potato) as well as Burns Night favourites Scottish Chowders (Crab & Sweetcorn, and Smoked Salmon).

The soups and chowders will retail at £1.49 and £1.69 respectively, and are available in store now for a limited time while stocks last.

This comes only days after the recent news that Lidl has been accredited Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended for its entire Pick of Scotland range, after the panel recognised the quality and innovation in Lidl Scotland’s everyday range.

The Pick of Scotland range launched in May 2017 and currently boasts over 300 products from 60 suppliers across Scotland including heritage favourites such as smoked salmon, shortbread, and single malt whisky.

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