Big Sainsbury’s deal for Spink’s salmon

Spink 1 SA : Alisha Goodwin, Sales Executive at RR Spink & Sons at Arbroath Harbour, Scotland.''Picture by Stewart Attwood'                   .'All images � Stewart Attwood Photography 2016. All other rights are reserved. Use in any other context is expressly prohibited without prior permission.
Spink 1 SA : Alisha Goodwin, Sales Executive at RR Spink & Sons at Arbroath Harbour, Scotland.''Picture by Stewart Attwood' .'All images � Stewart Attwood Photography 2016. All other rights are reserved. Use in any other context is expressly prohibited without prior permission.

One of Scotland’s oldest fishmongers, RR Spink & Sons, is moving into supermarkets for the first time following an initial £60,000 deal with J Sainsbury’s in Scotland.

Currently available in a number of high end food halls and luxury delis, the new listing with Sainsbury’s will see the firm’s Hot Smoked Salmon and Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout products hit 30 stores nationwide across Scotland.

Founded in 1715 in Arbroath, RR Spink has been smoking fish by hand for over 300 years. Many of the techniques used today, including curing and hand finishing, remain as they were in the 1700s.

A major employer in Arbroath, Scotland’s most iconic fishing town, RR Spink has a large production facility employing 190 people; an increase of 60 workers since last year.

The firm also holds a coveted Royal Warrant as Fishmonger to Her Majesty the Queen.

RR Spink & Sons grows all of its rainbow trout from egg through to maturity and is sourced from a single loch location – Loch Etive on the west coast near Oban.

Sustainably farmed, RR Spink & Sons rainbow trout meets the highest welfare standards endorsed by RSPCA. To complement this, all of the firm’s salmon is sourced from Scottish companies, all of which are held to the same strict standards.

Naturally rich in Omega-3, the fish is also high in protein, low in saturated fats and contains no artificial additives.

Danny Cairney, Sales Manager at RR Spink & Sons said: “We are delighted to see our Hot Smoked Salmon and Rainbow Trout products in Sainsbury’s stores across Scotland.

RR Spink & Sons has over 300 years of experience in crafting smoked fish and we believe in using the highest quality of sustainable Scottish salmon and trout in all our products.

Rainbow trout, in particular, has often been underrated and eclipsed by the popularity of smoked salmon, but in fact our hot smoked trout is delicate in flavour, high in protein and high in Omega 3 – it is a tasty and healthy addition to any meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.”