The Brexit is expected to significantly affect the British food sector and in this context, the UK food importers will face a challenging period during which their ability to adapt and find new suppliers will be crucial. These turbulent times will, however, offer new opportunities for producers worldwide who will be able to enter one of the top global markets. Below you can find information about 5 important food importers and distributors from the United Kingdom. More than 1300 other importers are available in our databases.
1. Lamex Food Group
One of the top 100 private UK companies, Lamex managed to become in over 50 years a global trade network with more than 60 food traders that operate from 15 countries. The company has a wide focus and deals with an extensive range of food products, from meat to honey.
Address: Turnford Place, Great Cambridge Road, Turnford, Hertfordshire
Phone: +44 (0) 1992 473 888
Top products imported: Meat, Seafood, Fruit & Vegetables, Honey, Dairy, Juices
2. IPL – International Procurement & Logistics
IPL is one of the largest food importers in the UK, operating in the vegetables, beverages and nuts sectors. Part of the ASDA family since 2009, IPL works with suppliers from all around the world.
Address: Unit 1, Foxbridge Way, Normanton, West Yorkshire
Phone: 01924 244444
Top products imported: Fruit & Vegetables, Nuts, Juice
3. Grace Foods UK
Grace Foods UK is a subsidiary of Grace Kennedy, a US$1bn global consumer goods and finance group. The company established a multi-category sales, marketing, import and manufacturing business for both its own and a large number of world brands.
Address: Grace House Centrapark, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Phone: 01707 322332
Top products imported: World and Ethnic Foods
4. Peter Gilding & Company
An important British fresh produce importer that also operates a 9700 sq. metres of chill storage that can accommodate 7,000+ pallets, Peter Gilding & Co sources from both Europe and South America – Italy, Spain and Chile.
Address: Knowsley Business Park, Caddick Road, Prescot, Merseyside
Phone: +44 (0) 151 548 7070
Top products imported: Fresh Produce
5. Korean Foods
Korean Foods is an Oriental foods specialist established in 1999 that imports Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and other Asian products directly from suppliers in the Far East including Korea, Japan, Thailand and the USA.
Address: Unit 5, Wyvern Industrial Estate, Beverley Way, New Malden, Surrey
Phone: 020 8949 2238
Top products imported: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai foods