Tunnock’s signs Tesco contract

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LEGENDARY teacake-maker Tunnock’s has sealed a deal to supply Britain’s biggest supermarket chain with a range of branded gifts, including aprons, mugs and tea towels.

The contract with Tesco is expected to be worth a “six-figure sum” to Glasgow-based Orb Group, which manufactures the gifts and also lists Belhaven Brewery, Drambuie and Irn-Bru among its customers.

Ashley Connolly, local buying manager for Tesco in Scotland, said: “We have worked with Tunnock’s for over 30 years now.

“Scots have a real affiliation with the Tunnock’s brand, people love the retro style packaging and I think that’s why the new range will be so popular with our customers.”

Fergus Loudon, sales manager at Uddingston-based Tunnock’s, added: “As well as teacake tea towels, aprons and china mugs, there will be the ideal gift for the many caramel wafer fans – a ‘yard of caramel wafers’.”