Founded in 1991 by chief executive Stephen Barlow, 63, this Northampton firm is the sole UK and Ireland distributor of international food brands such as Hershey’s chocolate and Barilla pasta. It also advises on product trends, packaging and design. Customers range from small independent coffee shops to supermarkets, including Tesco. Irish growth in impulse buys and long-shelf-life foods, such as pasta, helped overseas revenue hit £7.5m in 2019.
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