In a major deal for Scotland’s delivered wholesale industry, Lomond – The Wholesale Food Co has acquired Hall’s Direct, giving the enlarged business an annual turnover of £30 million.
Hall’s Direct, of Livingston, West Lothian, and formerly part of Browns Food Group, has focused on the convenience sector, as well as restaurants, butchers and hotels, offering fresh meat and poultry, ready meals, breakfast products and a full chilled foodservice range.
“We are absolutely delighted to begin the next chapter in the evolution of Lomond,” said the company’s managing director Sam Henderson.
He added that Lomond, which this week held its inaugural trade show supported by more than 40 suppliers, “is looking forward as we integrate the two businesses. While it will be a busy few months, customers can be assured of a seamless transition and the exceptional customer service they’ve been used to from both businesses.”
The acquisition increases Lomond’s staff number from 104 to 160 and almost doubles its fleet of dual-temperature vehicles to 40.
Tel: Lomond – The Wholesale Food Co 0141-353 6777
Tel: Hall’s Direct (01506) 400470