Looking to Connect with Food and Drink distributers Internationally

Question

Our company manages a unique portfolio of food and drink products that we would like to export to different parts of the world. We are looking to connect with distributors in various countries that are well connected within the food and drink industry.

Please contact us for further details.

Kind Regards

Stephan Theron

Answer

Hi Stephan

We would be pleased to try and assist with your aspirations for the USA, but you would need to provide us with some information about your company and products.

Our experience indicates you will almost certainly find exporting food and drink products to the USA easier if you have a company, address, telephone, etc established in the USA – especially when dealing with the requirements of the Food & Drug Administration.

All foods, drugs, medicines and cosmetics must have labeling or packaging that complies with the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All other products must comply with the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Information regarding labeling and packaging requirements can be obtained by contacting the FTC; printed packaging and labeling requirements from the FDA; and general inquiries from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The USA is a great market for food and drink products. PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. The company’s main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola.

Selling direct to consumer, with more than 14,000 outlets, McDonald’s does not have the most locations. That title goes to Subway with 24,722 so-called restaurants. However, the maker of the “Big Mac” dwarfs competitors with 2012 sales in the USA of more than $34 billion.

Kind regards
Roger Frampton
www.exportaction.com

Answer

Hi Stephan,
I represent an Indian based company called TMG Advisory who have offices across India and are well connected in the food & drink industry. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and formulate a way forward to connect you with distributors.
Please drop me an email to lparfitt@tmgadvisory.com outlining your requirements in more detail and we can discuss it further.

Best regards,
Les Parfitt
TMG Advisory (UK Office)

Answer

Hi Stephan,

I work with UK Trade & Investment, the commercial arm of the British Government. I work with UK companies that are looking to export to the US market. If you would be interested in discussing the FDA requirements and how to find a distributor I would be happy to have a chat.

Additionally, UKTI will be hosting a food and drink webinar on Wednesday regarding FDA requirements.

Please feel free to email me at lauren.dickerson@fco.gov.uk.

Best.
Lauren

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