Thanks to Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers, the United Kingdom will now experience food from over 50 brands from the Philippines. A variety of snacks, biscuits, condiments, seasonings, sauces, noodles, mixes, crackers etc will now be available from Tesco branches around Britain.
The Philippine food fest was made possible due to the meeting held earlier this year between Manning Impex, a specialist food importer, with Tesco; facilitated by the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre in London. Philippine Ambassador to the UK Enrique Manalo cut the ceremonial ribbon at the main launch at Tesco Extra Sandhurst in Berkshire. Commercial Attache and PTIC head Anne Marie Kristine Umali, along with Ian Hutchins, who is the Tesco director for international affairs were present at the launch along with Andre Cheong, who is the Manning Impex Managing Director.
Manalo and Umali were very pleased at the partnership of Tesco and Manning Impex, suggesting that the promotion of Philippine food products in the UK indicated to a dynamic expansion of Philippine-British trade and investment relations; this, and the fact that now a greater number of British consumers will also be able to experience Philippine food products.
This partnership will be of benefit to both producers in the Philippines and consumers in Britain through global trading.