Our Featured Exporter this month is Regal Food – Proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022. We hear from them about how their export growth won them this prestigious award…
Founded in the heart of Yorkshire, Regal Foods is a manufacturer and distributor of a vast range of world foods and confectionery products, as well as producers of a large selection of mainstream confectionery – resulting in being a brand for everyone and one that everyone loves.
Established upon the foundation of 30 years’ experience in the bakery and confectionery sector, we have grown dramatically not only throughout the UK, but also in 40 countries around the world making Regal leaders within the food and drink industry.
The Regal distribution network covers over 3,000 retail outlets. These include convenience stores and major supermarket chains such as ASDA, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and many more. With the food and drink market continuously developing at a rapid pace, the Regal brand soon experienced demand for export in 2008, seeing our range of bakery and confectionery products shipped initially across mainland Europe.
We have now achieved huge growth in the British market and are thriving as both an exporter and overseas distributor, shipping products to Canada, the USA, the Middle East, Asia, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Spain, the Republic of Ireland, and that’s just to name a few. The success of our international trade and export potential continues to spread with new orders from new markets in South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
Regal’s success has seen overseas sales grow by 77% over the last three years, and as we continue to go from strength to strength, projections are estimated at a 10% growth year on year within exports over the next 3 years.
Now with an umbrella of multiple brands, we are proud to provide both the UK and countries around the world with the foods they love, both now and into the future. Regal Foods has established itself as a brand for everyone.
Being a part of the FDEA provides us with the right contacts in order of us to thrive within our export’s strategy. Opportunities and new relationships have also been formed through us been a FDEA member.