Convenience in brief | PayPoint and Lomond Wholesaler news

A look at what’s going on across the Scottish convenience channel

PayPoint is recruiting Savers for Christmas

PayPoint side on the side of a building.
PayPoint is working with The Fed to recruit more workers to help consumers make savings for next Christmas.

PAYPOINT and the Fed have joined forces to create a network of over 1,500 Park Christmas Savings Super Agents.

The plan is for participating Fed members to recruit savers in their local area.

Each store will have  access to a support package, including training roadshows as well as digital and in-store POS.

There will be a  national £2.5m advertising campaign to drive awareness of the scheme.

 Jason Birks, national president of the Fed, said: “This exclusive partnership creates a great opportunity for members to make more money from PayPoint in their store while offering a vital service to customers in their community. 

“I would encourage all members to get involved.”

LawBite and Handepay, part of the PayPoint Group, have  announced a new partnership that gives Handepay’s business customers access to LawBite’s legal advice and services.

LawBite CEO Clive Rich said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Handepay to help their customers get access to legal advice. 

“This partnership will provide retailers with the tools required to manage their legal affairs more efficiently, without breaking the bank. 

“We strongly believe in the importance of providing affordable and quality legal advice to businesses.”

Lomond’s show is a big success

Lomond The Wholesale Food Co trade show shot showing a crowd of people at different stalls across the trades how floor.
Lomond moved its trade show to the SEC this year on account of the rise in demand for the wholesaler.

AMBITIOUS wholesaler Lomond’s 2023 trade show has been hailed a huge success by exhibitors and visitors alike.

Hundreds of visitors, including many c-store retailers, flocked to the Taste @ Lomond 2023 event at the SEC in Glasgow on 18 May.

And with nearly 90 stands for exhibitors to display their products, the event had to be moved from Hall 1 to the larger Hall 2 at the venue.

For convenience shopkeepers, there were ample opportunities to consider enhancing their food to go offering.

It also gave numerous food and drink producers and suppliers who usually only serve the hospitality and catering sectors the opportunity to win new c-store customers.

Lomond continues to place a heavy emphasis on sustainability and quality Scottish produce and, in keeping with that there was a near equal split between food service and locally sourced suppliers.

The diverse range of goods on display included everything from snacks and drinks through to ready meals, butchery, bakery and sweet treat options.

Director Barbara Henderson said: “The decision to move our annual trade show from our Glasgow HQ to the SEC has really paid off. We’ve had great feedback from all sides about how enjoyable and useful it was.”