Euro Food Brands has been named by The Sunday Times as ‘One to Watch’ in its annual ‘Top Track 250’ report.
It’s among just ten firms identified for their sustained growth and future plans – and joins £1bn-valued Brewdog brewery and the fast-expanding burger chain Five Guys.
The sales and marketing firm, established in 1991 and headquartered in Northamptonshire, is the sole UK and Ireland importer and distributor of international food brands such as illy coffee, Reese’s, Barilla pasta, Peppadew and the iconic American soup brand Campbell’s.
Despite contending with a weaker pound in the last financial year, Euro Food Brands saw its revenue rise by an impressive 19% to £117m. Having sold nearly 17m cases of premium foodstuffs in 2017, it’s anticipating further growth in the next twelve months. The firm employs 123 in the field and across three office, warehouse and training centre locations.
Stephen Barlow, Euro Food Brands’ CEO, said: “To be recognised in this way is a real mark of our team’s hard work in challenging times. That, and nearly three decades’ experience of importing and distributing premium food brands, means we’re well set for the years ahead.”
‘The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 ‘Ones To Watch’ list showcases Britain’s private mid-market companies whose sustained growth or plans for the future merit recognition.
It’s produced by Fast Track, the Oxfordshire company that researches Britain’s top-performing private companies. All those shortlisted are visited by its team and assessed for inclusion.
Along with their fellow nominees, Euro Food Brands has just been featured in a supplement in The Sunday Times and could potentially be judged the national winner of the ‘Ones To Watch’ category. This will be announced at a dinner later this month. The 2017 winner was Pip & Nut, the nut butter brand.