Loch Fyne Oysters partners with Dobbies Garden Centres

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

New partnership gains seafood company UK-wide distribution
Seafood processor Loch Fyne Oysters has partnered with Dobbies Garden Centres to supply fresh seafood to stores across the UK.

The first Loch Fyne seafood counter has been opened at Dobbies’ store in Livingston, offering customers fresh oysters, mussels and smoked salmon from Scotland.

Loch Fyne Oysters managing director Cameron Brown said: “We are delighted to be working with Dobbies to bring top-quality seafood to their stores.

“Dobbies customers can now go home with smoked salmon or fresh oysters knowing that exactly the same products are being served to diners in the finest hotels in the world.”

Dobbies stores nationwide

More seafood counters are planned for Dobbies stores nationwide in the coming months, with specially trained staff on-hand to advise customers about the seafood products on offer.

Commenting on the partnership, Dobbies head of food Archie Stewart said: “Bringing Loch Fyne seafood into our Livingston food hall builds on the high-quality produce offering that Dobbies’ customers know and love.

“We’re excited to be taking this first step and look forward to introducing Loch Fyne to more of our stores across the UK in the near future.”

Located on the west coast of Scotland, Loch Fyne Oysters sells seafood products to clients worldwide, including top hotels, restaurants and events. The company is widely recognised for its responsible and ethical farming of seafood.

Special certification

Last year it became the first company in the world to be given special certification by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council in recognition of its responsible farming of blue mussels.

Meanwhile, fish and seafood accounted for the majority of food exports from Scotland​ and were worth £944m last year, according to the Scottish Government.

Food exports were valued at about £1.6bn in 2017 – a rise of 15% or £214m on 2016. Exports of food to Europe were worth £1.1bn following an increase of 13%, or £125m.

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