Mackintosh of Glendaveny a cooking oil producer, which supplies its products to the Queen Elisabeth II and well-known chef Nick Nairn, has signed a contract with Tesco. Gregor Mackintosh, a founder of Mackintosh of Glendaveny, will supply his rapeseed oil products to more than 60 Tesco stores in Scotland.
Mackintosh of Glendaveny – a rising star
Mackintosh of Glendaveny, which is based in Aberdeenshire, was established by Gregor Mackintosh in 2009. The company specializes in production of rapeseed oil products. Gregor Mackintosh said himself: “The idea of producing Extra Virgin “cold pressed” rapeseed oil came about during my honours year at the Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen, where I carried out a study on cold pressed rapeseed oil. I saw an opening in the market for this great healthy product and began working on establishing Mackintosh of Glendaveny after graduating”.
Even though Mackintosh of Glendaveny is a relatively young company, it has landed a contract with a supermarket giant, Tesco. However it is not a first big contract for the company’s founder, Gregor Mackintosh. The company has been cooperating with Asda, which sells Mackintosh of Glendaveny’s oil products in its 43 stores, supplying London’s Dorchester Hotel, Buckingham Palace as well as Nairn’s cookery school in Aberdeen.
The demand for Gregor Mackintosh’s products is increasing. That is why the 24-year-old founder of Mackintosh of Glendaveny decided to invest 250,000 pounds into production facilities at his family’s farm to meet the demand arising from contracts. Gregor Mackintosh chose to upgrade the bottling line and storage tanks. According to the young entrepreneur, the new bottling line has a capacity of 11,500 bottles per day. The upgrade made Mackintosh of Glendaveny the largest producer of cold-pressed rapeseed oil in Scotland. Gregor Mackintosh noted: “It is fantastic to see the full range being launched from the very start of our contract and is also good news for our many independent customers, including hotels, restaurants and delicatessens as they will directly benefit from our product development activity and our new production facilities now in place.”
The Tesco - Mackintosh deal
The contract, sealed by Mackintosh of Glendaveny and Tesco, pertains to Mackintosh of Glendaveny’s 6 rapeseed oils which are going to be sold in 64 Tesco shops. This way Tesco will be the first multiple retailer of the Scotland-based company’s newest flavor of rapeseed oil, ginger, as well as its two extra virgin cold-pressed 500ml and 250ml bottles, alongside garlic infused, lemon infused and jalapeno chilli infused oil in 250ml bottles as well.
Tesco, after Asda, is the second supermarket giant to sell Mackintosh of Glendaveny’s products. Due to recent contract, Gregor Mackintosh was able to start upgrading his company and start thinking about expansion of his company in the future. Gregor Mackintosh, the founder as well as managing director of the company, noted that the new deal with Tesco was a sign of changing perception of the quality of his oil products as well as a sign of recognition of the hard work.