Supporting the Troops

Grant’s started off in the humble beginnings of Glasgow in 1885 making traditional Scottish dishes. Fast forward to present day and we are still making the finest quality canned dishes in Scotland. We are now based in the beautiful countryside of Ayrshire; however, our reach has never been so vast.
Our world famous Grant’s Haggis has been enjoyed all across the globe having been exported to over 40 countries! Our haggis is widely accessible from all major UK supermarkets and exporters such as British Corner shop and Turner and Price. From Sweden to Singapore to Berlin to Brazil, our little tins of Haggis travel far. This traditional Scottish delicacy is consumed all year round but in particular- Burns night.
Burns night is a celebration for all to enjoy which is why in 2018; we will be supplying the troops working in the NATO HQ in Izmir with Haggis for their Burns supper. These troops may be far from Scotland but we will bring Scotland to them! For a number of years, Grants have been involved with the ‘Haggis for Heroes’ campaign which gave people the opportunity to send loved ones a can of haggis. In the past we have sent a batch of haggis to American troops serving in Iraq for their Burns night. Supporting the armed forces has always been important for Grants and we hope to continue this support in the future.
We are very honoured to be sponsoring the troops in Izmir and hope it will be a Burns night to remember!

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Mini Roasts have launched at Tesco!

Grant’s Foods have expanded their product offering with the introduction of the “Mini Roasts” range. The new product range comprises of BBQ Pulled Beef, BBQ Pulled Pork, Roast Beef in a Rich Gravy, and Roast Gammon in a Sweet Sticky Glaze.

The range is made using only high quality, natural ingredients, select hand-cut pieces of meat using no additives, flavourings or preservatives. The flavours were inspired by the BBQ Pulled Pork and Beef trend that is currently sweeping through restaurants across the UK with a value of £31 million as a prepared take-home product . Whereas, the Roast Beef in a Rich Gravy and Roast Gammon in a Sweet Sticky Glaze were inspired by the traditional Sunday roast.

Nicola Young, Grant’s Foods marketing executive said “The range is exciting and original, each product packed full of flavour and made with high quality ingredients, going against the perception that canned goods are boring, old fashioned and unhealthy . It is a range that will really stand out the on shelves.”
The product and packaging was influenced by upmarket gastro pubs, designed to appeal to younger consumers. The packaging combines the mouth-watering product shot against a stark black background, focusing the consumer’s attention entirely on the succulent, juicy product.
The new range is available in selected Tesco stores.

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Fraser Mann wins the Grant’s Scottish PGA Senior Championship!

Congratulations to Fraser Mann who beat current British Champion Robert Arnott in a play off at last Friday’s Grant’s Scottish Senior PGA Championship held at Dunblane New Golf Course.

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Grants Scottish PGA Senior Championship

Grant’s Foods are delighted to announce the sponsorship of the Scottish PGA Senior Championship held at the Dunblane New Golf Club on Friday September 23rd 2016.

Paisley born professional, Stephen McAllister – known for winning both Dutch and Atlantic Open in 1990- is amongst the golfers that will be teeing off at The Grant’s Scottish PGA Senior Championship. The Dunblane New Course features 18 challenging yet enjoyable holes suitable for any handicap. The course boasts stunning views of the Forth Valley, Campsie Fells and Stirling Castle.

John Fallon, Managing Director of Grant’s Foods said, “We are thrilled to be the sponsors of the Scottish PGA Championship which is taking place on such a quality course with a golfing experience that is not quickly forgotten.”

For over 100 years Grant’s Foods have created the finest quality dishes made from Scottish recipes. This tradition of excellence has been handed down through the generations and today Grant’s pride themselves on using only the highest quality ingredients to produce an authentic ‘Taste of Scotland’.

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The Chef’s Choice Revamp

The ‘Chef’s Choice’ range was developed with chefs in mind to create ready meals suitable for use in the fast paced food-service industry. The new packaging for the range is bright and colourful,  featuring mouth-watering images of the products served as a meal solution.

Each product within the ‘Chef’s Choice’ range is made using 100% of the finest, natural ingredients available, free from additives, colourings, flavouring and preservatives. The versatility of the products allows chefs to put their own unique twist on each ready meal. The range includes pie and pasty fillings like Stewed Steak, Minced Beef & Onions and Steak and Kidney, authentic curries and Mexican favourites like Chilli Con Carne which could be used in tacos, burritos and nachos.

As Grant’s Foods continually strive to create new, exciting and on-trend products, we will be launching two new products to the range including: BBQ Pulled Pork and BBQ Pulled Beef.

“The addition of the BBQ Pulled Pork and BBQ Pulled Beef really modernises the range, with consumers going wild for the barbeque trend it made sense for Grant’s Foods to diversify the Chef’s Choice range with the addition of Pulled Pork and Pulled Beef’ stated Grant’s Food marketing executive Nicola Young.

The range is highly suitable for use in the foodservice industry as it can be prepared and easily portion within minutes, has a long shelf life and requires no refrigerated storage.

Steven Harris, the owner of Dimitri’s in Edinburgh commented, “I previously used competitors’ brand but since changing to Grants Chilli Con Carne my sales and repeat purchases have rocketed. I would 100% recommend the ‘Chef’s Choice’ range. If you are looking for consistently superb products then this is the range for you.”

The ‘Chef’s Choice’ range is currently available in Batley’s, Bestway and Booker.

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Award Winner

The people at Food Awards Scotland have been very busy of late! Thousands of members of the Scottish public had all been asked for opinions and nominations on who they feel were the best in the Food Industry within several different categories.

Grants were thrilled to hear that we had been nominated in the Ambient Manufacturer of the Year Category as one of the best in Scotland, up against some stiff competition.

The Crown Plaza Hotel in Glasgow was the venue of a glamorous Black Tie event held on Monday 17th August 2015. Suspense building we awaited to hear our placing.

Delighted to say that we awarded overall winner in our category! So its official, Grants Foods is the “Ambient Manufacturer of the Year 2015”

The award pays tribute to each member of the hard working team at Grants Foods Ltd. We wont be resting on our laurels though and will continue to deliver the great products which put us into this position.

Many thanks to everyone who nominated us!

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Haggis for Heroes 2015

Hundreds of Royal Marines are ending their tours of duty around the world at the start of Feb 2015 and return their home base in Plymouth.

At Grant’s we like to make sure our troops get to come back to a traditional Scottish Burns Supper. To make sure this happens Grants are donating Haggis to their base in Plymouth. Which will allow them to hold their very own Burns Supper event.

The event will take place on 19th February, photos of the event to follow.

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Grant’s goes International

In a recent article from the Kilmarnock Standard by Ian Russell, Grants is said to be “one of Irvine valley’s biggest success stories”. Grant’s new International inspired canned ready meals are the talk of the town at the moment. These are due to be launched in March in Asda stores all over the Scotland. The International canned range consists of brand new products such as Moroccan Chicken, Piri Piri Chicken and Chicken Fajita, as well as the usual favourites like Chilli Con Carne and Beef Bolognese.

At the same time Grants are going to be introducing a new Scottish soup range. Keeping to the good Scottish flavours such as Chicken and Rice, Scotch broth and Lentil and Bacon. These will also be available from Asda stores in Scotland from March 2015.

Feel free to let us know what you think of our new international range on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Grant’s Haggis is now available in Asda stores in the South

Grant’s best-selling Premium Haggis is now available in 234 Asda stores south of the border from the start of May 2014.

Grant’s Haggis is currently available in all major retailers in Scotland as well as Waitrose and EH Booth supermarkets south of the border.

We regularly receive lots of interest from people in England and Wales for Grant’s Haggis all year round and not just in January for Burns Night. Haggis is becoming increasingly more popular as a cooking ingredient throughout the UK.

It is great that we are now able to send customers south of the border in the direction of Asda.

Look out for Grant’s Haggis in the Canned Meat aisle in your local Asda store!

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Can-venient Meal Solutions for the Food Service Sector

Grant’s Foods launches ‘Chef’s Choice’ Canned Ready Meals

Grant’s Foods Ltd has broadened its product range within the Food Service sector and has recently launched a selection of canned catering products named ‘Chef’s Choice’. This range consists of 8 products and includes delicious pie fillings such as Stewed Steak, Steak & Kidney and Minced Beef & Onion, an authentic selection of Chicken and Beef curries as well as the old Mexican favourite Chilli con Carne and Vegetable Chilli.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Chef’s Choice Range. These great tasting, convenient products are made from the best quality ingredients from local suppliers. They also look great on shelf in Cash and Carries with their bight, colourful packaging.” Claire Inglis, Account Marketing Manager.

This range has been developed with the help of Chef’s and Caterers and all the products are ‘free from’ artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. This allows for chefs to be creative with these dishes and add extra seasoning, spices, peppers etc in order to create ‘ownership’ of the dish.

“Grant’s Chef’s Choice products are ‘must haves’ for keeping in the store room. They save me and my staff a great deal of time in preparing meals and my customers always compliment how much they enjoy our Steak Pies, Curries and Chilli nachos.” David Game, Chef and Restaurant owner.

Grant’s Chef’s Choice range will be available from Booker Wholesale from March 2014.