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UK manufacturer of dietary food supplements and sports nutrition seeks distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUK20190820002
Published
22/08/2019
Last update
18/08/2020
Expiration date
18/02/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Single Use Products and Consumer Goods
Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
Health and beauty aids
Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.
Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations
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Summary

Summary: 
This family-owned UK company has been manufacturing dietary food supplements, sports nutrition, natural skincare and hair care products since 1972. Its products are available in a wide range of different forms and, as well as its own branded lines, it can offer own label and contract manufacturing options. The company is seeking to expand its export activity through the appointment of new distributors in key European markets.

Description

Description: 

The UK company has been producing vitamins, minerals and botanical supplements, sports nutrition and natural hair- and skincare products from its base in Yorkshire, UK, since 1972.

Its dietary food supplements and sports nutrition products are offered in a variety of forms including: softgel capsules, two-piece hardshell capsules, tablets, powder blends and liquids.

The food supplement range includes products for bone and joint health, energy and vitality and heart health. The sports nutrition range includes products for both pre-workout preparation and post-work out recovery, as well as protein and nutrient powders.

In addition, the company manufactures a range of skincare and hair care products, including creams, gels, lotions, oils, shampoos and conditioners, using natural ingredients such as comfrey, arnica, seaweed and rosewater. Most of the products are free from sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) and parabens.

As well as offering its own branded lines, the company is able to manufacture on an own label or contract basis and currently works with a number of customers in this way. Its products are typically sold in health stores, pharmacies, gyms, clinics and supermarkets. They are also offered online.

The company is already very active in overseas markets but is keen to expand this international activity, through the appointment of additional distributors to join its current network. Distribution agreements will be offered to suitable partners already working in the health store / pharmacy / gym markets.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The UK company can offer the following advantages to potential partners: • 47 years’ experience of supplying dietary food supplements and related products and responding to customer demand and market trends in this field; • A wide and ever growing range of quality product lines, with both foods supplements and skin- and hair care products available in a variety of different forms; • The possibility of own label or contract manufacturing; • Small to large production runs, with low minimum orders; • Flexibility regarding product formulations, packaging and labels; • A quick turn around of orders; • Experience in export paperwork and product registration requirements; • The opportunity to work with a family owned and run company, which cares about its customers, its staff and the environment.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Partners should be experienced distributors, already supplying complementary products in the health store, pharmacy, sports / gym or related markets. They would distribute the UK company’s products using their sales force in their country / territory. Partners would be expected to work with the UK firm to try to maximise sales and respond to local market trends and business opportunities.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey