Smylies making food our business since 1843

Since 1843, supplying great food has always been Smylies' key goal and now with our cutting edge technology the Smylies team can ensure your business receives a first class export service.

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About Smylies

Smylies is one of the UK’s leading exporters of food and drink produce, exporting an exceptional product range to businesses all over the world. As a privately owned, family run business established in 2003, our valued experience has led us to expand worldwide to over 50 countries across 6 continents, providing food and drink to global retailers. From our state of the art, purpose built 30,000 sq ft facility in Bromborough, we manage and ship ambient, chilled and frozen British and international brands, providing an inclusive exporting and logistics service. awards
Awards & Accreditations Our Success
Smylies are an award-winning food export service, with two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, bestowed to us in 2014 and 2018. As recipients of the Queen’s Award, Smylies have been recognised as a leading business in the UK, with all our hard work and attention to detail reflected throughout the entire company. Our awards don’t stop there, as Smylies have received recognition from industry experts across grocery retailing for our excellent service in exporting.
Delivering UK brands to the World
Since 2003, we have expanded worldwide to over 50 countries, with a customer base growing year on year to new and existing countries. Our experience allows us to supply direct to retailers, as well as working closely with local distributors to supply produce across multiple outlets. With the capability to export to any country in the world via land, sea or air freight, our destinations are limitless.
How we got here
Our history goes as far back as 1843, when James Smylie came to Manchester and set up a food company predominately selling bacon. Smylies continued to exist through generations and in 2003 we were given an order to supply groceries to a supermarket in Abu Dhabi. From this, we decided to diversify the business, continuing to offer our customers an unrivalled shopping experience.
Smylies in the COMMUNITY

Working at Smylies OUR ETHOS

At Smylies we appreciate that our employees are our biggest asset, which is why we put a variety of pocedures in place to create a workforce that is not only happy, but also productive.

Our leading IT systems


As one of the UK’s leading export management companies, Smylies have invested in cutting-edge IT and automation systems across our exportation services, allowing us to maintain the highest levels of production and efficiency. Our bespoke systems work to improve Smylies exportation services, from the performance and distribution around the warehouse, to the movement of our food and drink brands worldwide. We pride ourselves in having unrivalled technology systems that support our team of industry experts and offer customers across the world a ‘one stop shop’ approach to a complete export service.

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Smylies Private Labels
Not only do we export the best-known brands in the market, but we also export our own exclusive brands, The King’s Deli and The King’s Dairy! Using our valuable experience in food and drink exports, we created products we feel are perfect to our portfolio and customer base. From concept to completion, The King’s Deli crisps were born in 2016, followed by The King's Dairy cheese and yogurts. Shop all our delicious produce on the Smylies shop.
Smylies Brand Builder

Smylies brand builder packages give new and existing brands the opportunity to advertise their produce across our platforms. Feature across our marketing campaigns and in exclusive areas of our website and shopping portal, where customers will be drawn to your brand. Choose from a range of brand builder packages and watch Smylies campaigns increase your product sales to active buyers worldwide.

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Choose Smylies for your exporting service


Smylies provide a first-class export service, connecting countries across the world with UK and international brands. Our attention to detail has allowed us to thrive in the global market, by focusing heavily on the necessities of each client. This includes understanding the needs of the manufacturer, as well as the legal requirements and regulations of each country we export to.

The export of food and drink is a complex process and requires extensive knowledge of the industry. Our experience and full export solutions will take care of this for you, from the labelling and dating of products, to the preparation of export documentation and arranging freight. We work closely with each manufacturer to implement brand growth, offering complete transparency, so you are aware of which parts of the world your product is being sold.

Smylies online shop offers wholesalers and retailers an easy-to-use platform to shop for the brands and produce they want, with competitive pricing and new products every month. As a team, we are proud to have created a service that provides the best of British food around the world.

Looking for efficient export & labelling services...

We can help! Speak to a member of the Smylies team today and we will advise you on our worldwide food distribution and logistics services.

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Phone: 0151 653 3335


Unit 7 Riverview Business Park, Riverview Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3RR

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