SUPERMARKET chain Lidl is to increase the number of Scottish products in its stores by a further 25 per cent.

The Pick of Scotland range currently contains about 300 Scottish-sourced products, with Lidl increasing this by 65 per cent in 2016.

The news was revealed by Lidl’s regional buying team for Scotland at a showcase of its Pick of Scotland range at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

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This promotion saw more than 60 items from ten suppliers on sale across Lidl’s 94 stores in Scotland, to illustrate the extent to which the group relies upon domestic produce to grow sales.

Paul McQuade, head of Lidl’s regional buying Scotland team, said: “We want to build on the success of 2016 by offering our customers more Scottish products from the growing Scottish food and drink industry.”