About Food Store International

When we began this business back in 1998, we wanted to do much more than provide export services– we wanted our services to truly give our clients reliability and credible advice so that they can grow. As such, we have been built on a foundation and values that make us a customer-centric business. Your business is our business.

We are an independent British company. We’re in the business of making sure exporting food brands and products is a positive experience. In everything we do, we aim to create a long-term relationship and add value where ever possible.

It doesn’t end there. We are brand builders and have a track record creating leading food brands in the Middle East market. Our investment extends to providing in-country marketing support to the brands we represent.

 

Our Team

We’re a small team. You’ll find that allows us to be independent, move quickly and provide a flexible service to all our clients. We visit the markets, are easily accessible and enthused about ensuring the most satisfying service.

Our multi-talented team based in central England is backed up by our purpose-built warehouse which is a major part of what we do and the service we provide to our clients. The input of each individual to the most exacting standard is what enables us to deliver an outstanding level of service.

 

History

1998

Established in 1998, Food Store International shipped its first container into Saudi Arabia from our first premises in England, UK.

2002

Due to such expansion, Food Store moved into new premises and warehousing facility in Sutton Coldfield, enabling them to increase capacity for our growing customer base.

2003

Food Store started working with Marks and Spencers for Dubai which became the start of a long and successful relationship.

2004

Taking a leap into product development, Food Store launched its first own labelled product, Food Store International Cheddar which is currently one of the most popular foodservice cheeses in Saudi Arabia.

2006

Due to further expansion, Food Store required more space and moved to our current premises to keep up with demand. Based in Sutton Coldfield, it has strategic transport and logistical advantages.

2015

Based on the success of our FSI Cheddar and the desire to expand our portfolio of own label and new brands, Food Store International created London Flavours, a premium range of hand cooked crisps designed for multiple international markets.

2016

Look out for our new additions to the London Flavour range, consisting of two varieties of delicious Cheese Snacks; the Cheese Vibes and Cheese Pods, coming out in the next couple of months.

2017

London Flavours Cheese Pods and Cheese Vibes are introduced into the London Flavours range.

2018

London Flavours premium hand-cooked crisps launched in the UK.

Logistics

We handle all of the logistics and clearance documentation for our customers in accordance with their needs and requirements. Our Arabic labelling team ensures products meet the country’s requirements. Cost effective planning of containers for our customers to ensure the best rates and quickest transit times.   

Resources

From our large facilities, we have the necessary equipment to ensure all of our customer’s products are suitable for their markets including labelling, date coding machines and an in-house translations department. Our dedicated staffs have in-country experience, allowing us to build up a great knowledge of our consumer trends and they have directly contributed towards our good reputation in the markets we work with. Working with exclusive and premium brands and suppliers, we have gained incredible networking abilities, brand management skills and marketing skills.