Scotfresh seeks new MD to lead business through next phase of growth

Chris Gallacher

Scotfresh is searching for a new Managing Director to lead the award-winning group as it moves into the next phase of its development.

Currently operating eight stores across Glasgow and the central belt, Scotfresh is an established player in the Scottish convenience marketplace and has bold plans for future growth. With a new strategy focusing on cold start sites, Scotfresh has been busy building up a pipeline that is due to come to fruition in the near future.

Company Chairman Shaun Marwaha said: “We’ve built our reputation as one of the leading names in convenience retailing in Scotland over the last couple of years and we’re ready to take the business to the next level.

“As well as strengthening our fresh food business and developing our ‘OOR Kitchen’ food-to-go concept, our management team led by current Managing Director Chris Gallacher (pictured) has focused on cementing strong foundations, improving efficiencies and forging strong relationships with suppliers.

“Chris has decided to move on to a new challenge in the New Year and I would like to thank him for his contribution to Scotfresh over the last two-and-half-years. The search is now on for an ambitious, highly experienced individual to take the business to the next level and further strengthen the Scotfresh convenience brand.”

The Glasgow-based retail entrepreneur added: “We’ve created a new convenience brand with Scotfresh and shaken up the sector in the process, adopting a strategy of collaboration with our wholesaler and suppliers.

“We’re under no illusion that we are operating in a competitive convenience retail sector that is going through considerable change, but our size makes us agile and allows us to adapt quickly during challenging times for the industry.”

Founded by Marwaha’s parents Jack and Rita in the east end of Glasgow almost 35 years ago, the business still owns its original store in Riddrie but has expanded with stores in the city’s west end, Cardonald, Scotstoun and Kirklee as well as Denny, Irvine and Armadale.

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