The pioneering Walkers boss

Ross Kerr
Ross Kerr (right) at the 1999/2000 Walkers Crisps Cup Final held at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Ross Kerr Scottish Grocer coverWALKERS has been on the go for 70 years, but the brand didn’t make headway in Scotland until 1994 when then head of trade development Ross Kerr introduced Scottish retailers to the brand.

Under Ross’ stewardship, Walkers developed to become one of the biggest brands in the country, generating a fair share of stories for Scottish Grocer down the years.

Ross retired from his role at Walkers in 2001, but there’s no doubt much of the brand’s current success north of the border can be directly attributed to his hard work.