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UK Food and Drink is Tokyo Bound

Feb 28, 2017

UK Food and Drink is Tokyo Bound

Premium British Food Brands head to Japan to Increase Export Sales

As the world’s third largest economy and one of the biggest food importers, Japan is an attractive market for UK business.  With a sophisticated food and drink market, the Japanese consumer looks for quality and heritage imported products.  British food with an authentic story has done well in Japan and the market for British tea, whiskey, biscuits, beer and smoked salmon has flourished in particular.  With the potential for British food and drink in Japan very strong, 31 UK food and drink producers join the UK pavilion stand at Foodex looking to increase export sales to the market.

FOODEX JAPAN is one of the largest international trade shows in Asia specialising in Food & Drink.  Over 71,000 visitors attend the show to see 2,500 exhibitors from 70 countries & regions. The show takes place in  Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe on 7-10 March and PS8 Ltd are pleased to organize the UK pavilion stand once again.

The UK exhibitors include:

  • Folkington’s - one of Britain’s fastest growing brands in the premium non-alcoholic beverage category.100% natural drinks made from wonderful pure juices (not from concentrated juice) and natural botanicals and are free from unnecessary artificial additives. This year, Folkington’s launched its new range of MIXERS to accompany premium spirits. The new mixers have just been launched on British Airways.
  • Sun Mark Ltd – Awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade for an unprecedented five consecutive years, Sun Mark are one of the leading wholesaler/distributors in the UK.
  • Eat Naturaldelicious bars and cereals made with love and care from simple ingredients in small batches.
  • Huffkins - supplies luxury branded and baked goods to selected clients around the world.
  • Hampstead Tea London - Biodynamic, Organic, Fairtrade teas from London. 
  • Signature Flatbreads - a range of award-winning, high quality and authentic flatbreads and morning goods, all available ambient, chilled or frozen.
  • Suma Wholefoods - the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler/distributor, specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products.
  • Freshways Dairystix – Less packaging, more milk, the world’s first milk in a stick
  • .Darvilles of Windsor - A tea range renowned for fine taste and quality, together with a historic Royal Windsor connects.  They are proud to have held the Royal Warrant for 70 years, first granted by King George VI in 1946, and they continue to supply teas to the Royal Household in Windsor Castle
  • Rude Health - Dairy free drinks, breakfast cereals, granolas, mueslis, porridge, oatcakes, rice cakes, snack-bars, sprouted flours
  • English Tea Shop (Nichiei Trading Ltd.) - Fairtrade certified organic tea, adding pop and colourful accents to modern life.
  • AHDB Exports - represents the pig sector in England and can supply quality pork and pig meat products to international markets.

The full list of UK exhibitors at Foodex can be downloaded here.

Foodex is supported by the Department for International Trade.  For further information about DIT services, please contact:  Akiko Yanagisawa, Senior Trade Adviser, Head of Creative & Consumer Industries at  Department for International Trade Japan Tel: +81 3 5211 1154 E-mail:

Visit us on the UK Information stand number 2C02-C at Foodex for further information.

PS8 – UK pavilion organisers at Foodex  


24th February 2017

For further information please contact:

Mel Harcourt




PS8 is the Department for International Trade's Trade Challenge Partner for food and drink. 




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