Bestway is developing its international profile with an export business that ships foodstuffs from Britain to 49 countries and sales that increased 23% in the past year. The range of products includes core groceries, soft drinks, confectionery, snacks, toiletries, household products, pet foods and catering packs.
Dawood Pervez, Bestway director and head of group exports, said: “We are proud of our long relationships with customers in the domestic market and are now working just as hard to offer the same support to our increasing number of new export customers. Our past year’s earnings have risen dramatically.”
Umar Sheikh, Bestway central export buyer, added: “The company is now serving customers from around the globe who buy from a range of over 26,000 SKUs. No matter whether it is Marmite to Malaysia or bottled water to China, we are supplying it. Products are being shipped to over 49 countries and we are happy to be able to boast a large portfolio of both SKUs and added services which our customers appreciate.”
Popular lines include the company’s ‘Best-in’ own label range and White Pearl, the company’s leading ethnic foods specialist which is the largest importer of Pakistani Basmati rice into the UK and also exports all types of rice, spices and canned goods.
Sheikh concludes: “It’s good to know that the UK’s leading brands are popular items on the world’s shopping lists everywhere from Afghanistan to Zanzibar, we look forward to continue growing this division of the business in the coming months.”