Manchester food firm lands deal as PM strengthens trade ties on Canada trip

A Manchester-based food producer will soon be sending its premium snacks to Canada after landing a deal with a Canadian wholesaler.

Ten Acre announced the contract, estimated to be worth £200,000 a year, as the Prime Minister Theresa May met businesses and investors during a trip to strengthen trade ties with Canada.

The company produces award-winning hand-cooked crisps and popcorn, and will launch with new distributor Canadian Choice Wholesalers, which focus on natural and speciality products. They are sending their first shipment this month.

Owned by Yumsh Snacks Ltd, based in Cornbrook in Manchester, Ten Acre started exporting its products two years ago and they are now available across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has been working with Ten Acre and Yumsh to support their business development.

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“It’s great news that Ten Acre have won this deal to supply their unique products throughout Western Canada.

“We know there’s a strong global demand for high-quality food and drink from the UK and I want to see more firms building links in lucrative markets such as Canada and the United States.

“I’ve been using my trip to further strengthen the partnership between our countries and show that there are great investment and trading opportunities available in the UK.”

Tony Goodman, CEO, Yumsh said:

“We’re delighted with this new distribution deal in Canada.

“Having achieved a tremendous response to initial trials, we expect to build sales to more than £200,000 a year and develop a loyal clientele across the region.

“Ten Acre is now sold in more than 45 countries across the world.”

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