Importing British Food and Drink To Canada

June 3, 2024

The demand for British food and drink in Canada has been on a steady rise, with Canadians eagerly embracing the flavours and traditions of British cuisine. This growing appetite for all things British is fueled by the strong cultural and historical ties between Canada and the United Kingdom and a thriving community of British expats who long for a taste of home.

As a leading British food and drink export company with over 50 years of expertise, Leverbrook Export is uniquely positioned to help Canadian businesses capitalise on this growing demand. 

Our comprehensive services, tailored to the specific needs of the Canadian market, ensure a seamless and efficient process of bringing the best of British food and drink to your doorstep.

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Why Canadians are Falling in Love with British Cuisine

Canada and the United Kingdom share a rich culinary heritage, with many traditional Canadian dishes tracing their roots back to British influences. From the comforting warmth of a hearty steak and kidney pie to the indulgent delight of a classic sticky toffee pudding, Canadians are rediscovering the joys of British cuisine and embracing its timeless appeal.

For the estimated 200,000 British expats living in Canada, the availability of authentic British food and drink products is more than just a matter of taste – it’s a cherished connection to their homeland. By offering these sought-after products, Canadian businesses can tap into a loyal and passionate customer base that yearns for the familiar flavours of home.

However, Canadians are also increasingly paying attention to British culture (shown by their interest in the recent coronation of King Charles and the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II). By extension, they’re more willing than their North American neighbours to try British produce. British food is also perceived as being of higher quality than some domestic products, especially in meat and fish categories, with Scottish Salmon demand currently soaring.

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The Most Sought-After British Food and Drink Products in Canada

Regarding British food and drink, Canadians have a particular fondness for specific product categories. 

Aside from meat and fish, tea, the quintessential British beverage, is a staple in many Canadian households. Brands like Twinings, PG Tips, and Yorkshire Tea enjoy immense popularity. Biscuits, from the iconic McVitie’s Digestives to the indulgent Cadbury Fingers, are another beloved category, perfect for dunking in a cup of tea or enjoying as a standalone treat. Chocolate is yet another area where British brands shine. 

However, the opportunities for British food and drink in Canada extend far beyond these established categories. From the tangy delights of Branston Pickle to the savoury satisfaction of Marmite, these receptive Canadian consumers are waiting to discover a wealth of iconic British brands and products. There’s also a growing interest in speciality products, including vegan and halal offerings, which merely opens up even more exciting possibilities.

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Navigating the Complexities of Importing British Food and Drink with Leverbrook Export

Importing food and drink products into Canada can be complex and daunting, with dozens of regulations, certifications, and logistical challenges. But at Leverbrook Export, we deal with all those obstacles on your behalf using our knowledge and supply chain expertise, which we have developed over 50 years. We know the Canadian market inside out and have honed our processes to ensure smooth, compliant, and efficient imports.

Our comprehensive services cover every aspect of the import journey, from product sourcing to labelling compliance, customs clearance, and final delivery. We work closely with you, our Canadian clients, to understand your unique needs and can curate product ranges that cater to your target customers and market positioning.

Lastly, our meticulous attention to detail, combined with our extensive network of logistics providers and customs brokers, ensures that your British food and drink products reach your shelves in pristine condition, fully compliant with Canadian regulations, and ready to delight your customers.

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Import Britain’s Best-Performing Products into Canada Today

As the Canadian market increasingly craves the authentic tastes of Britain, Leverbrook Export is here to make your import journey a breeze. Our bespoke importation solutions will help you curate the perfect selection of British food and drink products that will impress locals and win you more customers.

With our finger on the pulse of the latest trends and a keen understanding of the Canadian consumer landscape, we’ll work closely with you to identify the products that will set your business apart. From classic favourites to innovative new offerings, we’ll help you bring the best of Britain to Canada while ensuring a seamless and stress-free import process.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to satisfy the growing appetite for Britain’s biggest food and drink products in Canada. Get in touch with us today at +44 (0) 151 645 3517 or info@leverbrook-export.co.uk, and let’s set you on the path to British-led success in Canada.