Exports case studies

Food and drink manufacturing export case studies.

Millennium Group

A family run export-wholesale business, having achieved enviable export growth over the last five years. Winner of the FDF Exporter of the Year Award 2019.
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Breakfast cereals and cereal based foods

The Jordans & Ryvita Company

The Jordans & Ryvita Company is an owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods that produces whole grain breakfast cereals and crispbreads under the Jordans, Dorset and Ryvita brands.
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Lizi's Granola

Lizi's Granola was set up to produce and sell premium quality healthy granola.
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Quaker Oats

Quaker products can help consumers reap the nutritional benefits of wholegrain oats which provide a source of fibre which can help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
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Biscuits and Cakes

Burton's Biscuits

Burton's Biscuits, originally founded in the early 1900s, are one of the major biscuit manufacturers in the UK; producing such well-known brands as Cadbury Fingers, Maryland Cookies and Jammie Dodgers.
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Nairn's has been baking oat-based products including oatcakes, crackers, biscuits, oat-based snacks and gluten free products in Scotland since 1896.
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pladis is the proud steward of over 300 years of family baking and confectionery experience and is one of the fastest growing companies in the sector. As a responsible and global business, pladis' products reach more than 4 billion people across the world.
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Premier Foods – Mr Kipling

Premier Foods has created an international business that delivers continuous double digit growth, with an enviable portfolio of Britain's best loved brands.
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Chocolate and Confectionery

Nestlé UK

Nestlé's factory in York is the birthplace of a number of internationally recognised iconic British confectionery brands. Kit Kat, Polo, Aero, Yorkie are all developed in York and can now be enjoyed by consumers all over the world!
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Sloane's Hot Chocolate

In 2018, 40% of Sloane's Hot Chocolate's sales were exports and they are very successful in the USA, Canada, and Dubai.
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Walkers Nonsuch

Walkers Nonsuch is an independent family company who manufacture quality toffee at affordable prices.
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Wrigley's Spearmint gum was first launched in the UK in 1911 and by 1925 business had reached such a level that it was decided to build a Wrigley factory in the UK itself.
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Delamere Dairy

Cheshire based Delamere Dairy sells a range of fresh and long-life goats' milk products (cheese, yogurt, butter and milk), long life cows' milk and a range of milk products for the pet market.
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Lye Cross Farm

The Alvis Family have been making cheese at Lye Cross Farm just 7 miles from the village of Cheddar in Somerset England since 1952. They took the decision 10 years ago to diversify into export markets and this year will see sales volume increase to a third of the cheese made.
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Meat and meat products

Macsween of Edinburgh

Macsween of Edinburgh, a 3rd generation family company, is an internationally-recognised food company which has been at the forefront of haggis making for 60 years. They began exporting to Canada and Singapore in 2017, and continue to look for new opportunities.
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Tea and coffee

Clipper Teas

Created in a Dorset kitchen in 1984, Clipper Teas is one of the UK's top tea brands. In 1994 it launched the nation's first ever Fairtrade tea and nearly 20 years later, remains the UK market leader in Fairtrade and organic tea.
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Complete Coffee

Complete Coffee Ltd. (CCL) is an international coffee merchant offering a 'one-stop shop' approach for its customers.
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Nestlé UK

Nestlé's Tutbury manufacturing site represents a major manufacturing success story, not just for Nestlé, but also for the UK as a whole and for the region in particular. Over the past five years, Nestlé UK has invested a total of £325 million in Tutbury creating a world-class centre of coffee excellence.
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Tiptree, Wilkin & Sons Ltd

The Wilkin family have been farming at Tiptree, Essex, since 1757, and making quality preserves since 1885. They grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves and condiments in our factory.
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Rice and noodles

Mr Lee's Noodles

Mr Lee's are a new premium brand of healthier noodles in a cup. They currently operate in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Australia, China and New Zealand.
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Tilda® is known for high quality rice. For nearly half a century the company has been providing a wide selection of products ranging from Tilda® Basmati, Tilda® Fragrant Jasmine Dry Rice, to 'ready- to-heat' Tilda® Steamed Basmati, Tilda® Kids and now Tilda® Pulses & Rice available in a wide variety of flavours.
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Sauces and chutneys


Sharwood's is Britain's most well established Indian food brand, founded in 1889 by explorer James Allen Sharwood. Today the Sharwood's brand stretches across Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisines and is one of Premier Food's biggest international success stories to date.
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Loch Duart Salmon

Loch Duart exports around 70% of their salmon to over 20 countries around the world, including Switzerland and Japan.
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The Saucy Fish Co.

As a leading seafood brand, The Saucy Fish Co. have been making waves internationally with launches and brand exposure across three new territories.
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Joe & Seph's

Joe & Seph's are a family business from London with a mission to produce the best-tasting popcorn in the world, and were awarded FDF Exporter of the Year in 2016.
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Nim's Fruit & Veg Crisps are a range of multi-award winning range of fruit and vegetable crisps made using an innovative air drying technique.
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Pipers Crisps

Pipers Crisps is now available in circa 35 countries worldwide, with the most recent success seeing pallets leave for China and Australia.
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Seabrook crisps

Seabrook crisps is a £30m turnover SME that has been producing crisps for the UK market for over 70 years. In October 2015, the decision was taken by the board to start to build an export business.
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Tyrrells Crisps

Tyrrells, the quintessential Herefordshire based hand-cooked crisp brand, is proving that appetite for its English crisps is as strong as ever, having enjoyed its best ever year in France.
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Last reviewed: 16 Jul 2020