The Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a five-step guide to help branded food and drink manufacturers source new export destinations.
‘Food and Drink Exporting- Five steps to success’ was launched today with an aim to boost branded UK food exports by a third by the year 2020, increasing sales to more than £6 billion. Currently, only one in five UK manufacturers export their products, according to the FDF and FDA, this presents a massive untapped potential within the industry.
The guide aims to answer questions, provide tips and encourage current and potential exporters to reconsider the way they see the export process.
It was announced at an export breakfast held in Parliament for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing. At this event, the director of the FDEA John Whitehead OBE said that there is a worldwide interest in UK food and drink, due to its reputation of quality and taste. He went on to explain that in order to grow, more manufacturers should look beyond their domestic market opportunities and consider exporting.
Angus MacNeil MP, said “The guide from the Food & Drink Federation and the Food & Drink Exporters Association provides invaluable advice and support that will help more food and drink manufacturers sell their products internationally.”
Smylies can support your business throughout the export process. We concentrate on delivering a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution, exporting food and drink to destinations all over the world. We make the export process simple for large and small businesses alike. Smylies have grown over the last 10 years to become a leading exporter of British food and drink.
In order to safely and quickly deliver all of our items to their intended destination, Smylies uses a combination of air, road and sea freight export networks.
Find out more if your business would like to import British brands of food and drink.