A look at what’s going on across the convenience channel and associated businesses
Jisp Scan & Save growing fast
TECH firm Jisp says retail sales through its Scan & Save mobile app have rocketed by 342% in 2023.
They’ve reached a staggering £3.36million since launch in September 2021, with £2.6m of that achieved this year alone.
Shopper savings through the app have exceeded £1.35m, with almost £850,000 of that attributed to 2023.
Total scans of the app’s vouchers have exceeded 2.5m, with 1.5m of those coming in 2023.
Boss Ilann Hepworth said: “The stratospheric rise in the success of Scan & Save shows the relevance of a value-driven loyalty reward platform for convenience.”
Consumers value local products, says The Knowledge Bank
DEMAND for local products isn’t slowing down any time soon, according to the latest insights from The Knowledge Bank.
The market research team has found that 82% of consumers said they would like to be able to buy more Scottish-made food and drinks for home, remaining at the same percentage from last year.
Further to this, surveyed consumers also said that provenance of the brand remains a key factor for them – with 58% of them stating it was important.
Anne-Laure Farrar, UK market insight manager at The Knowledge Bank, said: “More than half of consumers want more competitive pricing among Scottish-made products.
“Yet they also say they’d be willing to pay more for certain products labelled ‘from Scotland’. Notably, 62% say they’d be willing to pay at least 10% more for game, with a quarter saying they’d pay 20% more.
“While there is always a potential difference between what consumers say and do, there is a definite opportunity to encourage sales by promoting your product as being Scottish-made –or going even further and highlighting its specific locale.”
Chivas Brothers shares eco know-how
CHIVAS Brothers has opened the doors of its Glentauchers distillery to the wider spirits industry to share its successful implementation of heat recovery technology.
The two-day event took place after the Scotch distiller invited other players in the industry to learn from its journey to net zero.
More than 130 peers spanning sustainability, manufacturing and engineering roles from distilleries large and small visited the Speyside site.
Chivas’ Brian MacAulay said: “Collaboration will be vital to create a sustainable home for Scotch in the years to come.”