Exports case studies

Food and drink manufacturing export case studies.

Breakfast cereals

Eat Natural

Producer of fruit and nut bars and breakfast cereals, Eat Natural make all their
products in small batches at their ‘Makery’ in Halstead in Essex.

More about Eat Natural.


Biscuits and Cakes


Award-winning ethical bakery Honeybuns, produces its premium cakes and cookies
from a converted farm in the idyllic Dorset countryside.

More about Honeybuns.


Nairn’s has been baking oat-based products including oatcakes, crackers,
biscuits and oat-based snacks in Scotland since 1888.

More about Nairns.

United Biscuits

United Biscuits, producer of such globally-consumed biscuits as McVitie’s,
Carr’s and Jacob’s, currently exports to over 100 countries, continuing a
started over 100 years ago.
More about United Biscuits.



Louis Barnett Chocolates Ltd

Master Chocolatier Louis Barnett began making chocolates under his first brand
and company Chokolit at the age of 12.

More about Louis Barnett Chocolates.


Nestlé’s factory in York is the birthplace of a number of internationally
recognised iconic British confectionery brands.

More about Nestlé Confectionery Exports.


Fish & seafood


Winner of FDF’s Exporter of the Year award 2014, FAO27 is the sales export
department for a handful of carefully selected Scottish seafood processors and
with product range including shellfish, fish and salmon.

More about FAO27


Grocery wholesale

Bestway Cash & Carry Ltd

The Bestway Wholesale Group is the largest independent food wholesaler in the UK
with 63 Bestway and Batleys branches, supporting independent retail trade
Britain. The company was shortlisted for the FDF Exporter of the Year award

More about Bestway


Prepared meat

Westaway Sausages

Family sausage-maker Westaway Sausages has a long history of producing its
traditional British pork sausages at its bespoke factory in Newton Abbott in

More about Westaway sausage


Sauces and condiments

Anglesey Sea Salt Co Ltd

For over 16 years Anglesey Sea Salt Co Ltd has been harvesting sea salt from the
pure waters of the Atlantic Ocean using traditional artisan methods.

More about Anglesey Sea Salt Co Ltd.

The Dalesman Group – Gordon Rhodes

Dalesman manufactures seasonings, fine food ingredients, culinary and functional
blends – it offers over 7,000 recipe formulations for its customers and its
retail division.

More about the Dalesman Group.

Geeta’s Foods

London-based Geeta’s Foods is a truly modern British exports success story,
championing Britain’s love of Indian food around the world.

More about Geeta’s Foods.

Hawkshead Relish Company

Award-winning Hawkshead Relish Company are manufacturers of handmade Relishes,
Pickles and Preserves.

More about Hawkshead Relish Company.


Tea & 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.

More about Clipper Teas.

Complete Coffee Ltd

Complete Coffee Ltd. (CCL) is a green (Raw) and soluble (Instant) coffee
merchant and aims for a ‘one-stop shop’ approach for its customers.

More about Complete Coffee Ltd.


Nestlé in the UK and Ireland is a major exporter for the food industry,
exporting almost £350m worth of products every year to over 70 markets.

More about Nestlé’s coffee exports

Taylors of Harrogate

Taylors of Harrogate has been producing quintessentially British products at its
Yorkshire factory since 1886.

More about Taylors of Harrogate.


Founded in Birmingham in the early 1900s, Typhoo is an iconic British brand that
continues to cater for the world’s ever-growing love of tea.

More about Typhoo.


Last reviewed: 02 Apr 2015