Posted: 26/10/2016

British exports to France still healthy despite Brexit

The team at Sutralis, a Rouen-based company that helps launch British brands into the French market

Despite concerns that Brexit could hinder export of British brands, leading export company Sutralis has still seen a rising interest from the French retail sector throughout 2016.

Director and founder of Sutralis, Philippe Demarest said; “The UK is an extremely important market for the French food and drink sector, and we are getting more and more enquiries from British brands keen to explore new market opportunities. Brexit has had no impact on the number of enquiries we’ve received.”

UK food and drink exports in the first half of 2016 reached £6.6 billion, up 8.7% on the first half of 2015.

Demarest added there are significant opportunities for innovative, premium, natural, healthy and convenient products that offer a clear, unique selling point for French buyers.

Based in Rouen, France, Sutralis is a company that specialises in launching international brands into the French market and has been monitoring opportunities and trends within the French retail sector for over 10 years.

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