Enter the UK Bootcamp: For non-UK brands looking to break into the UK marke...

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Bread & Jam has so far helped hundreds of entrepreneurs break into the food and drink business. With this know-how we have pulled together all of the essential information that you need to launch your business in the UK in a comprehensive one-day bootcamp.

The UK food and grocery market will grow to 14.8% by £28.2bn by 2023, giving it a value of £218.5bn. Since the UK has a mature and reliable retail environment, with wealthy consumers who are interested in new trends and eager for innovative products from abroad, it is an extremely attractive market for both established brands and those stepping out of their domestic market for the first time.

However, there are many peculiarities in this exciting market – from labelling rules and regulations, to category organisation and British consumer trends and expectations. Our 1 day bootcamp will give you an overview of the UK food & drink FMCG retail landscape, providing you with insight and information that will give you the best chance of success when you enter this market.

It should be attended in conjunction with the 2 day Bread & Jam Festival on 3-4 October 2019.

We have pulled together a team of carefully selected UK industry experts, who have worked for many household names (including Innocent, Sainsbury’s, Pip & Nut, Vita Coco and others), to run this highly practical course.


COURSE CONTENTS

Workshop 1: The UK Speciality Food Landscape

  • Who the major players are and what opportunities they each offer.
  • Margin and accreditation expectations.
  • Supply chain and logistics.
  • Market size and trends.

Workshop 2: The UK Supermarket Landscape

  • Who the major players are and what opportunities they each offer.
  • Margin and accreditation expectations.
  • Supply chain and logistics.
  • How to access buyers and what to say to them.
  • Case studies of other foreign brands who have succeeded.
  • Extent of local infrastructure (marketing support/sales) needed.

Workshop 3: Compliance and Labelling

  • UK labelling regulations.
  • Barcodes.
  • Health claims.
  • Shelf life.
  • Packaging regulations and trends.

Workshop 4: Importing

  • Importation process.
  • Fees and duties.
  • Logistic partners for fresh, ambient and frozen.
  • How to find local co-manufacturers/co-packers.
  • Working with distributors.
  • The impact of 'Brexit'.

Site Visit 1: Speciality Retailer

  • Visit to 'beacon' retailer to look at the range and opportunities for foreign brands.

Site Visit 2: Multiple Retailer

  • Visit to one of the 'big four' supermarkets to look at the range and opportunities for foreign brands.

Panel: Q&A session with a panel of experienced UK food and drink entrepreneurs

  • Interactive Q&A with 3 brand owners who work with speciality retailers and supermarkets in the UK.
  • Opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs who are part of the UK's collaborative f&b scene.


TUTOR PROFILES

Joanna Walker - Jo is a food retail expert with 20 years experience in Buying, Product Development, Marketing at companies including Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Netto and a private label Bakery manufacturer. She has managed food categories worth over £400m, developed numerous category plans and award winning private label products.

Scott Winston - Scott started his career in fine food retail 20 years ago with a 3 year stint at Harvey Nichols Foodhall before moving onto the prestigious department store Harrods. Here he was responsible for every category within the Foodhall across both ambient and fresh food ranges and played a key role in managing Harrods restaurant food buying across the 20 own-bought restaurants. In 2015 Scott joined the Selfridges buying team in the role of Grocery Buyer, where among his many achievement was heading the Project Ocean initiative to remove all water sold in single use plastic bottles across Foodhalls and restaurants, a bold and visionary statement by the world famous store. Scott now focuses on helping start-up food brands achieve their goals through various mentoring and support programs.

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