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Based in the South West France “gourmet” region, this French family SME is specialising in canning regional food products such as Foie Gras and Pâté made from premium quality products in the traditional way.
The company is now looking for trust-based commercial relationships with importers and distributors in Europe. However the brand is not interested in being represented in supermarkets or big chain stores.
For 26 years, this French family business has been specializing in canning traditional regional food products: Foie Gras, Cassoulet, Pâté and “Févoulet” (Cassoulet’s forerunner with broad beans).
Based near Toulouse, the company manufactures French traditional Foie Gras made from fresh livers coming exclusively from the South West of France (Gers and Landes, the well-known “gourmet region” of the French cuisine) in the ancestral tradition.
In particular, the company still uses traditional processes and savoir-faire coming from grandmothers’ recipes: the Foie Gras is handmade, finely seasoned and cooked.
The company also manufactures French Cassoulet made with beans, confit pork sausage and duck legs, duck pâté flavoured with orange, garlic or fig but also flavoured with Espelette pepper or “Roquefort”.
In France, the products are already commercialized in several fine food stores, delicatessen and represented on some food trade shows in Europe.
The company now wants to expand its commercial network and is looking for commercial partners - mainly in the United Kingdom but the company is open to collaboration with any other European country.
The commercial partners sought are importers or distributors interested in quality before quantity: fine food stores, delicatessen, grocery stores, cheese shops, local butchers,… On the contrary, the company is not interested in collaborating with supermarkets or big chain stores.
The company has a strong experience in manufacturing canning traditional regional food products.
For the distributors, this represents the opportunity to differentiate itself on its market by selling original traditional products:
- Traditional products made from grandmothers’ forgotten recipes : this is the reason why those products are unique ;
- Authenticity and quality of the products based on French regional cuisine and made from fresh and local raw products ;
Besides, the products will only be commercialized through selected channels (fine food stores, small grocery stores,…) and not in supermarkets.
The French company also differentiates itself through its values: to the company, price is not the first criteria; the quality of the product and the quality of the commercial relationship are. The company is looking for long-term relationship.
Finally,the distributor will benefit from prestigious brand effect (the brand is actually the company’s owners’ family name).
The company is looking for commercial partners in Europe (importers or distributors) able to commercialize its products to fine food stores, delicatessen, grocery stores, cheese shops, local butchers. The company is not interested in collaborating with supermarkets or big chain stores and wants trust-based commercial relationship with its partners.
The potential partner sought should share the same values and be interested in quality before quantity, as the French company prefers classical and confidence-based relationship with its commercial partners.
The importers and wholesalers should be well-introduced to the points of sales where the final customers will find the products: fine food stores, delicatessen, grocery stores, cheese shops, local butchers.
The company is ready to offer marketing and sales support to it commercial partners. The French company will contribute to the image promotion in the target markets by participating in specialized trade shows (example: in Barcelona - El Mercat de Marcats - and Düsseldorf - La Fête Française.