In December of 2011 we were asked by Wesgro, the official Investment & Trade Promotion Agency for the Western Cape, if we could present an overview of the U.K market to a group of their beneficiaries who were on a trip to London. We suggested to them that a trip to one of our distributors and to a number of retail stores in London might be more substantive for these South African producers…
…so off we went to visit Patrick Tobin and his team at Marigold Health Foods in King’s Cross! This was a great experience for the producers who also had a chance to get feedback on their products and on how they might perform in the very vibrant and competitive U.K market.
We then went to Whole Foods Market’s Soho store where they had a chance to meet with the grocery manager who gave them a sense of what consumers were buying and how their products might do.
Many thanks to everyone at Marigold and at Whole Foods who helped to make this a very fruitful and productive day.
A walk around the warehouses
How can I get my products listed with a U.K distributor?
Patrick, Marigold’s MD giving feedback on a producer’s product