February 2021

Ellen’s retirement after 22 years


It is a sad yet exciting start to the new year here at Golden Casket as we say goodbye to of one of our much loved office staff – Ellen McNaul. Ellen has been a committed member of our office and admin function for over 22 years. After joining Golden Casket in 1998, Ellen was [...]

Ellen’s retirement after 22 years2022-09-16T11:41:10+00:00

November 2020

Kantar Table


We received some great news regarding our beloved Buchanan’s brand in September this year. The brand has moved up 11 places in the Kantar Scottish Brand Footprint 2020 rankings, now at 17th position which is an astonishing jump from last year’s ranking of 28th. We are extremely proud of this achievement and of the staff [...]

Kantar Table2022-09-16T11:42:06+00:00

Celebrating 60 years of Golden Casket


In 2019 The Golden Casket Group celebrated 60 years in business. Starting from humble beginnings our company has grown massively over the last 60 years - creating some of the worlds most recognised confectionery brands along the way.  The Golden Casket Group was founded in 1959 by Douglas Rae, back when sweets were less than 6p per quarter and milk was 4p per pint. Douglas set out with £100 [...]

Celebrating 60 years of Golden Casket2022-09-16T11:43:06+00:00

The Grocer – Best New Product Award


 In 2019, the Golden Casket won the prestigious ‘Grocer - Best New Product Award’ for our juicy Vimto Jelly Babies. The Grocer New Product Awards is an annual event which rewards outstanding innovation in the UK FMCG sector in both non-food and food categories. This event is the place to be to learn about all [...]

The Grocer – Best New Product Award2022-09-16T11:44:06+00:00

A ‘Brewtiful’ New Flavour


In September 2019, The Golden Casket Group launched Iron Brew Millions and a feisty new character - Ron Brew, a small ginger haggis with a wild personality. Iron Brew Millions were created with the company’s Scottish heritage in mind, the company was founded and still operates from Greenock in the west coast of Scotland. [...]

A ‘Brewtiful’ New Flavour2022-09-16T11:45:08+00:00

Launch of Banana Millions – Minions partnership


In August 2019, The Golden Casket Group launched another brand new Millions flavour and partnership – Banana Minions Millions. After working with Universal successfully in the past, The Golden Casket Group were eager to partner up again and create another fantastic product. Minions are small yellow characters with goggles and blue dungarees which first [...]

Launch of Banana Millions – Minions partnership2022-09-16T11:45:56+00:00

August 2019

April 2019

Golden Casket celebrates 60th Anniversary


Golden Casket is celebrating its 60th birthday by sponsoring an ‘Oor Wullie’ sculpture to raise money for sick kids. Thoughtful staff at the Greenock confectionery company are marking the firm’s diamond anniversary by supporting the Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail. It’s billed as Scotland’s first national art trail and will see over 200 Wullie statues go on [...]

Golden Casket celebrates 60th Anniversary2022-09-16T11:47:41+00:00

December 2018

Buchanan’s of Scotland celebrates New Year with STV Hogmanay programme sponsorship


Scottish confectionery brand, Buchanans of Scotland, will join STV’s Hogmanay celebrations as programme sponsors with a multi-platform campaign across broadcast and digital. STV’s special Hogmanay programming will see legendary Scottish pop icon Lulu welcome in the New Year in Lulu’s Hogmanay Hooley , which promises to bring STV viewers a memorable evening of song [...]

Buchanan’s of Scotland celebrates New Year with STV Hogmanay programme sponsorship2022-09-16T11:48:17+00:00

June 2018

Duncan Douglas Foulds Rae. OBE – A Profile


It is with great sadness that we report the death of our founder, Duncan Douglas Foulds Rae OBE who lost his fight for life on Saturday 23rd June 2018 at the age of 87. Having left school at the age of 16, Douglas entered the service of the North of Scotland Bank at their [...]

Duncan Douglas Foulds Rae. OBE – A Profile2022-09-16T11:49:08+00:00
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