We’ve Moved! …

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Welcome to 2016! We hope you have all enjoyed the festive break and are ready to begin a brand new year. We look forward to working with you this coming year and hope to be able to bring you more new and exciting products along with the high level of customer service you expect from us.

The exciting news from us in this first blog of the year is the news that we are now settled in to our brand new depot! December was a very busy time for us moving all our stock and team across Glasgow to our new premises in Port Dundas, and we are all relieved everything ran smoothly! The new depot is looking fantastic – keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook for some images coming soon! Our 25,000 sq ft site is a fantastic purpose built food wholesale depot with all the latest equipment, and is closer to the main transport links! Please take a note of our new phone number 0141 353 6777 and our new address on the homepage as you will need it place an order, or come and visit us!

By now you should have all received our 2016 staff caricature calendar and will recognise a few familiar faces – we hope you all had a laugh! We wanted to create a friendly calendar that was a bit cheeky and something different from the usual ones you see. If you haven’t yet received one, please speak to our telesales team – this is a little gift from us to thank you for being a valued customer.

We have also been busy putting the finishing touches to our 2016 catalogue – which will be available at the end of the month! If you are an existing customer, look out for it being delivered by your driver. If you are not currently a customer, but would like a copy of the brochure, please give us a call or drop us an email request a copy, a member of our friendly team will be happy to help! Or don’t forget, you will also be able to download it from our website.

This year you can expect the same great service and fantastic monthly promotions. We will be continuing with our popular soup and cake of the month as of next month, as well as the addition of some fantastic new products throughout the year. Keep a look out for them coming soon! If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be the first to hear about new products, promotions and company news, please give your details to telesales or email tracey@lomond.lls.com who will be happy to add you.

Our Pumpkins are here! . . .

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It seems like yesterday we were writing about our preparations for the Edinburgh Festival, and here we are already in October! Summer is well and truly behind us and I’m sure you’ll all agree there’s a definite snap to felt in the air in a morning. Still, lets not be miserable, here at Lomond October can only mean one thing – Pumpkin Soup! For many years now we have offered our customers fresh pumpkin soup made by Redemption, and this year is no exception. For one month only while stocks last we have the soup on promotion at just 61p a portion! Served up with some delicious crusty bread, its the perfect addition to your menu this Autumn. We certainly get in to the spirit of Halloween here at the office too, and instead of our usual fancy dress competition, this year we have professional face painting and a spooky baking competition! Keep an eye out for some photos on our Twitter and Facebook at the end of the month- there’s sure to be some laughs and you may get to see some familiar faces looking very different to usual!

In other big news, you may notice that this month our Brand of the Month is Vili’s. We are proud to say that Lomond Wholesale are now the UK distributor of the fantastic high quality authentic Australian Pie range. Take a look at the Brand of The Month for more info, or if you would like some samples or a representative to tell you more about the range, please don’t hesitate to ask. They’re sure to go down a storm, especially in the cold weather when everyone loves a hearty pie! And to follow – Cake of course. Since our last blog the Cake team have been working on some improvements to our Cherry Bakewell, and it now available in a triangular format. Try today and we’re sure you will love the change. Look out for some more Cake products coming soon as our team make the final touches to a few great additions.

As always, please keep in touch via the website, and our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Whether you want to give us some feedback on a product, a staff member, or are simply looking for more information, the team will be only too happy to help :)

Busy Busy Busy . . .

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You would hardly believe that summer is almost over and the schools are back judging by the weather we’ve had this year! Nevertheless, business seems to good for so many of you going from the orders we’ve been delivering. As usual, Edinburgh is booming this month with the many tourists that descend on the great city to enjoy all that the festival has to offer. Our whole team including our reps, telesales team, pickers, and drivers are working hard to ensure that they fulfil all orders on time during this busy period. As always, we are even offering our Edinburgh customers Saturday deliveries for this month only, to try and ease the pressure and provide extra service to those customers who need it during this busy time.
We are soon going to be adding a News section to our website and plan to share with you our success stories and any staff events that we participate in. If you have anything you would like to share with us, please feel free! We would love to hear your success stories regarding your business and working with us as a supplier and can share the good news! You may even see yourself featured on our website and gain some free publicity for your business!
Have you had a look at our promotions this month? We are delighted to now be stocking the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding – it really is the best out there. Don’t take our word for it though, try it today for just £7.50 for a 910g sharing size. Its delicious served with ice cream!
If you are a Twitter user- please follow us @LomondWholesale and join in our chats! We’ve only recently started using Twitter and are finding it a great informal way of interacting with our customers on topical subjects. Join us today!

Its Almost Festival Funtime . . .

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Welcome to July’s blog here at Lomond Wholesale! We hope you are all enjoying summer and making the most of the sun – when it does briefly appear! It’s so hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through July already, and our crazy month of August and the Edinburgh festival is approaching fast. We always put on extra deliveries in Edinburgh for the festival period. This helps to ensure our busy customers receive what they need, and that we offer the best service we can to make the event run as smoothly as possible for everyone.
You will have noticed the re branding of Lomond Fine Foods to Lomond Wholesale rolling out since the beginning of the year, with our paperwork, website, brochure and staff uniforms. We are pleased to say our new fleet of vehicles have now also started arriving- look out for them on the road! Not only do they look fantastic, but they are brand new, allowing us to have the confidence that our fleet are reliable and won’t let us, or you, down. We have more vehicles arriving in the coming weeks too – so all the fleet will soon feature our new branding. Let us know your thoughts – we’d love to hear what you think!
This month we’ve got some great new products on promotion, including a new range of Crisps – Darling Spuds, available in 4 delicious flavours at just 45p a bag! Something a bit different to offer your customers, and a great high end product that is also Gluten Free! In addition, we have still got our fantastic New Individual Smoothie Fruit Pouches and Cups on offer- so now is the perfect chance to try offering your customers a refreshing and healthy drink option. They’re quick and easy with no waste! Check out our ‘Offers’ tab for more details and offers.
Our sister company ‘Cake’ is still doing fantastic and working hard to keep up with demands of this busy summer period. If you haven’t yet had a look, please take a look at the website www.handmadecakeuk.co.uk and see what they have to offer. From traditional products such as Victoria Sponge or Chocolate Fudge Cake, to something new like Linzer Biscuits or Caramel Cabana, they’ve got all your cake needs covered! Until next month . . .. enjoy summer!

Bring on the Summer . . .

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Here at Lomond Wholesale we can’t wait to get going with the Summer season – although with recent weather it sometimes feels like its a long time away! Fingers crossed though we’ll start to see some lovely weather in Scotland soon – afterall, we are in to June already! This year seems to be flying in!
For those of you who don’t know, we branched out our delivery area to include Manchester last year, and now have a team based there covering the North West from our satelliete depot. We’re getting some great feedback from the new customers we have down there- which is fantastic to hear! If your based in the North West, and want to see what we can offer you, please get in touch. Jamie or Paul will be more than happy to pop and see you to discuss our range.
You may have noticed our team of delivery drivers over the last couple of weeks showing off their new style uniforms?! We thought we would freshen up the uniform with a new colour scheme and of course the addition of the new Lomond Wholesale logo. And if you think they look smart now, wait until you see them driving their new vehicles later next month! Our new fleet of vehicles will be arriving complete with new branding and we can’t wait for you to see it!
Have you seen the ‘Offers’ section of the website this month? We have updated it with June’s promotions, which include our delicious range of Chicken Buffet products from Atlantic Foods, along with a range of complimentary sauces. With exciting new flavours such as Chipotle and Honey or Lemon and Herb Piri Piri, and prices from £1.45 – why not give them a try?!
If you’re looking for a sweet treat, we’ve put our Spiced Apple and Caramel Cake on offer, so now’s the perfect time to try it if you haven’t already. Lightly Spiced Sponge, filled with Apple Filling, and topped with Caramel Buttercream. Moist and fruity – something a bit different to offer your customers, for a June price of just 78p per slice!
As always, please feed back any comments to our team either over the phone to our Telesales Team, or via this website.

Spring has Sprung! . . .

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At last the weather seems to be improving and we can all look forward to the brighter skies of Spring and Summer ahead! Everything seems better when the sun shines! :)
Since our last blog we have exhibited at the Manchester Northern Restaurant and Bar Show, and met lots of potential new customers. The show was a great success, with lots of great feedback on the range. We’ve been supplying the Manchester area with our range for over 6 months now, and it really is going from strength to strength. If you are in the area and interested in speaking to one of our Manchester based team members, please give us a call and we can arrange a visit for you. You’ll find we have a huge range at very competitive prices, all with exceptional customer service.
The website has just been updated with our fantastic May promotions. Perfect with Summer approaching- make sure you try our individual frozen Fruit Smoothie pouches. Try them today if you haven’t already! With flavours such as Ginger, Apple, Spinach and Carrot, or Peach, Passionfruit and Mango, they really are something a bit different and make it so simple to make healthy refreshing drinks. If you would like more information on these, or a visit and demo from one of our team, please just ask- we’ll be more than happy to help. We’ve also got 2 light Seasonal Soups on offer this month – Summer Minestrone, and Tomato and Onion. These soups are a bit lighter than the thicker Broths or Spicy soups we’ve had on offer recently, and are perfect for the warmer weather. Soup’s always such a healthy lunch option, we feel its important to offer a soup that suits every season. Cake is always a favourite with us – afterall, we have got our own on site bakery! So this month we’ve got our new Iced Ginger Loaf on promotion, as well as our superb scone range. All 6 flavours of scones, including our award winning Blueberry flavour are on offer, from as little as 43p a scone. Why make them yourself when you can get fantastic quality scones for such great value?!
If you’ve any comments on our website, 2015 brochure, or any of our products, please feel free to get in touch. We really value your feedback and love hearing from you. Or if you don’t already, why not follow us on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook? We regularly update with offers and product images and its a really easy way for you to keep in touch.

A Busy Month for Shows . . .

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Welcome back to another update from the team here at Lomond! First things first, we’re sure you will have noticed our new website design! We’ve updated our site with the new Lomond – The Wholesale Food Co. branding, and added some great new additions such as the ‘Brand of the Month’ and also useful downloads such as our BRC certificate. We hope you like the new site design and find it easy to use. Please feed back any comments to the team as we always like to hear from you!
We are just back from a busy 2 days at ScotHot in the SECC last week, and the show was a huge success. We got to meet so many of our existing and new customers, and received some great feedback on our products. Infact, our Ultimate Blueberry Scones produced by our sister company, Cake, even won the Silver New Product Award! If you haven’t tried them yet, speak to the team today, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!
Don’t worry, if you missed us at ScotHot, next week we will be exhibiting in Manchester Central on the 17th and 18th at the Northern Restarant and Bar Show. If your in the Manchester area and are interested in finding out a bit more about what we can offer you, make sure you register for your free tickets to come and meet us – it’d be great to see you!
This month we’ve got some great new products on offer as featured on the website. The soups of the month are the spicy Sambar Dahl and Gumbo Chicken – perfect to warm you up at this time of year. Or why not try one of our new Sandwich Fillings in a Deli Roll?! We have 3 new Sandwich Fillings on promotion this month, as well as some delicious new rolls, available in 3 different flavours. Check out the ‘Offers’ section of the website for more information.

Its Almost Show Time . . .

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Welcome to this months Lomond blog- thanks for checking back! If you are an existing customer you should hopefully have received a copy of our 2015 brochure by now! We hope you like our new company image and are finding the brochure a useful tool. If you haven’t received your copy yet or would like more information on any of the products in our range, please get in touch – we will be happy to help!
Are you planning any new additions to your Valentines menu this year?! Only a few days to go- so why not include some our lovely (get it?!) :) new products- perfect for Valentines. From Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones, to Fentimans Rose Lemonade or Love Heart biscuits – we’ve got it covered. Speak to telesales today and they will be happy to make some suggestions.
The team are busy at the moment planning our stand at the ScotHot exhibition in the SECC, Glasgow next month. If you’ve not been before, its well worth a look. We will be sending out flyers soon, or check out the ScotHot website at www.scothot.co.uk to find out more. We will be there with our team of sales repesentatives and a huge range of our products. Its always great to get out there and get some feedback from customers and show you more of what we can offer you. It is running over two days – the 4th and 5th of March. In additon, next month we will also be exhibiting at the NRB show in Manchester. Manchester is a new area for us, but we’re already receiving some fantastic feedback from our new customers there. If you are in the Manchester area please pop along to our stand on 17th and 18th March and let us show you what we have to offer, or take a look at their website for more infomation at www.northernrestaurantandbar.co.uk
If you haven’t already seen, we have some great offers available this month – Our new range of Atlantic Sauces are going down a storm, with exciting flavours such as Chipotle and Honey, House of Lords BBQ Sauce and Lemon and Herb Piri Piri they’re a great addition to any menu and great value too with prices from as low as £1.45! Or why not try our soups of the month – Leek and Potato or Boston Chicken Chowder – and warm your customers up in this chilly spell.
As always, if you have any feedback or would like more information, please so not hesitate to get in touch.

Welcome to 2015 . . .

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Happy New Year from the Lomond Team! We hope you managed to get some well deserved time off over the festive period and enjoyed some quality family time. Back to it now though as another exciting year begins and we hope you, like us, are feeling positive about the year ahead.
This year we aim to continue offering excellent customer service, and will always do our best to try and help you out where ever we can. If you need some help or have a query, be sure to contact our telesales team or your sales representative and we will see what we can do. We also plan to extend our range and introduce some new and exciting products which we are sure you will love. Look out for these on the website and also on our monthly promotions page as we will often launch a product at a great introductory price.
One thing we are sure you will notice and we hope you will love is our new company image and logo. We have designed a new company image which is fresher and more modern, which we feel better represents us as a company. The exciting new colours and image will cover the website, new brochure, vehicles, and all our documents – so don’t be alarmed if you notice a change- it’s still the same Lomond you know and love. Our 2015 brochure has also been approved and signed off for delivery at the end of the month, so it won’t be long until you receive your copy – we hope you find it useful.
We will be exhibiting once again at this years ScotHot in the SECC, Glasgow in March. We have started planning our stand and hope to see as many of you there as possible to meet the team and sample our fantastic product range. It’s always a great show and an excellent chance to have an informal chat to find out what we can offer you and gain some new product or display ideas. We will include more information on this in next months blog.
For now, we hope January brings you a good start to the year and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with you in 2015.