CJ Lang acquires ScotFresh convenience chain

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang & Son has acquired convenience chain ScotFresh Group.

The acquisition involves the nine ScotFresh branded stores in Glasgow and the central belt of Scotland and their 130 employees.

Colin McLean, CEO of CJ Lang, said: “ScotFresh has an excellent reputation in the industry and is a well-recognised brand with significant customer loyalty and strong relationships with suppliers.

“For now, the stores will remain branded as ScotFresh, and we will run the operation as a separate business unit within our own business so we can share best practice. We look forward to welcoming the ScotFresh management team and all store colleagues into the CJ Lang family.”

Founded by chairman Shaun Marwaha’s parents Jack and Rita in the east end of Glasgow in 1983, the business has stores in the city’s west end, Riddrie, Cardonald, Scotstoun and Denny, as well as Irvine, Carluke and Dumfries. The stores have been trading with Booker.

Marwaha commented: “We are very pleased that our business has been acquired by CJ Lang & Son. It is important to us that we sold to a business who understands customer service, knows their customers and delivers great service. CJ Lang is a fantastic Scottish family business, and we know the ScotFresh stores and colleagues are in great hands. CJ Lang is passionate about working with local suppliers and offer great prices on a vast array of essential food and drink items, a range of services and affordable, great quality food-to-go.”


Published Date: October 9, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News