Hancocks marks anniversary in Glasgow

Hancocks marked its 60th anniversary in Glasgow with its biggest store event so far this year.

The depot, in Blochairn, celebrated an event for customers and suppliers. The 247 customers who attended were able to take advantage of hundreds of offers, as well as prize draws and giveaways, and meet the team and suppliers.

The Glasgow event was sponsored by Haribo, Nestle, Mondelez, and Frisia. Brand representatives from Shmoo, Swizzels, LoveRaw, Jersey Gold, Nestle, McCandlish Farmhouse Confectionery, Bazooka, and Mars were also in attendance.

The Hancocks depot in Glasgow first opened in 1997 in Port Dundas, moving to its current and bigger site in Blochairn in 2001.

It supplies retailers across Glasgow with confectionery from around the world. It also offers a click-and-collect service for customers who prefer to shop online.

Manager Kerr McLaren said: “60 years is a huge milestone, so we wanted to celebrate by being able to thank our customers for their continuous support and this was a fantastic way to do it.

“It was a great day and lovely to do something special for our customers who have supported us for years, particularly over the last couple of years during the pandemic.

“We couldn’t have marked the 60th anniversary in a better way and we’re looking forward to many more year’s trading in Glasgow.”

Hancocks’ Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Summerley, added: “Being able to hold events at each of our 14 stores is certainly the best way to mark 60 years and has allowed us to appreciate the scale of Hancocks and how much it has grown.

“We have an exciting year ahead and we’re looking forward to continuing to supply the UK with fantastic confectionery at great prices.”

Anniversary celebrations will be taking place across the Hancocks stores throughout this year.