Manchester food business, Ten Acre has announced it has signed a deal with a Canadian wholesaler to sell its premium snacks in Canada.
Ten Acre, which specialises in producing hand cooked crisps and popcorn, will be distributing its products through Canadian Choice Wholesalers – which focuses on natural and speciality products.
Owned by Yumsh Snacks Ltd, Ten Acre started exporting its products two years ago – and they are now available across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. The company will begin shipping its snacks to Canada this month.
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has been working with Ten Acre and Yumsh Snacks to support their business development.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who recently met businesses and investors during a trip to strengthen trade ties with Canada, said: “It’s great news that Ten Acre have won this deal to supply their unique products throughout Western Canada. We know there’s a strong global demand for high-quality food and drink from the UK and I want to see more firms building links in lucrative markets such as Canada and the United States. I’ve been using my trip to further strengthen the partnership between our countries and show that there are great investment and trading opportunities available in the UK.”
Tony Goodman, CEO of Yumsh Snacks explains: “We’re delighted with this new distribution deal in Canada. Having achieved a tremendous response to initial trials, we expect to build sales to more than £200,000 a year and develop a loyal clientele across the region. Ten Acre is now sold in more than 45 countries across the world.”
Theresa May was in Ottawa last week for talks with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on how the UK and Canada can work towards further strengthening their ties.