Exporting UK Food Products to North America

December 31, 2021

Did you know that the UK exports $60 billion of products over the United States alone every year? Likewise, exports to Canada are increasing by roughly one billion dollars a year on average, presenting a massive opportunity for UK brands and North American retailers to form mutually beneficial relationships.

Whether you are based within the UK or North America, let’s take a look at the opportunity at hand for brands and retailers based in these two respective markets.

Why Export UK Food Products to North America?

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about bringing the best of British produce to American shores. For starters, the US is the UK’s second-largest market for food and drink exports, which total close to £2.5 billion each year (and continue to grow).

Furthermore, tariffs in most categories are manageable, and both the US and Canada boast large, affluent, and diverse populations. There is a relatively stable economy in each country and established infrastructure to boot, making exports with the right UK-based partner relatively straightforward.

Lastly, there are several high-potential products that North Americans are desperate to get their hands on. While trends do change, currently, demand is exceedingly high for products such as cheese, sparkling wine, and gin, to name but a few popular products currently being produced on British soil.

How Difficult is it to Export UK Food and Drink to North America?

Fortunately, exporting British products to these markets presents substantially fewer challenges than exporting to other parts of the world such as South America. First and foremost, there is the shared language of English, meaning the many elements of the packaging and labelling don’t require altering to meet legal requirements.

Next, regulation of food and drink is very similar to that found in the UK, paving the way for straightforward trading. While you do need to have the correct documentation in place, partnering with an experienced export outfit such as Leverbrook Export will give you peace of mind that all of those issues are being taken care of as you focus on building routes to market.

Lastly, by once again leaning on the services of an experienced exporter, you can consolidate orders with other shipments right down to the pallet level, meaning you are not taking on a substantial financial risk when trialling UK products in North American retail settings.

Speak to Leverbrook Export Today Regarding Your North American Export Enquiry

Here at Leverbrook Export, we have developed close relationships with freight companies and port authorities over our 50 years of operations, making us the preferred choice for many North American companies looking to source the best food and drink products the UK has to offer.

What’s more, our export services and expertise don’t stop there. We also offer a comprehensive range of export management solutions such as labelling, translation (including Canadian French) and groupage consolidation, meaning that you can focus on your core business while we take care of the rest.

To find out more about our UK to North America food export service and how we can support you, please get in touch with us today. We are available via telephone on +44 (0) 151 645 3517, or you can send your export enquiry to garyj@leverbrook-export.co.uk.

We look forward to working with you soon.