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BRPT20170426001

Portuguese pastry and confectionery seeks suppliers of ground spices for distribution services agreement

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ABSTRACT

A Portuguese company from Madeira Island, specialised in the manufacture of traditional regional cakes, biscuits and candies, such as honey cake (sugar cane honey), honey biscuits and candy, is looking for ingredients suppliers, namely ground spices (nutmeg, clove, anise and cinnamon) to establish a distribution services agreement.


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This Portuguese pastry and confectionery was established in 1982 in Madeira Island and is specialized in the production of traditional regional cakes, biscuits and candies, such as honey cake (with sugar cane honey), honey biscuits and candy made with fennel, eucalyptus, passionfruit, banana, cherry and chestnut.

More recently, about 3 years ago, the company has innovated its range of products, starting to produce fancy candy (hand-crafted with several kinds of drawings inside), which can be personalized in taste, drawings and colors.

The company also produces lollipops with different formats, following the news in terms of cartoons.

The production process involves an important manual component, essential to guarantee the authenticity of the products and the desired result.

This company has a specialized team, with appropriate know-how to its production that requires a specific knowledge.

In order to diversify its production, the company is looking for suppliers of ground spices, such as nutmeg, clove, anise and cinnamon to establish distribution services agreement.

The company does not predefine a package or quantities per batch, as it will depend on the suppliers' supply capacity and the shelf life of these raw materials. These aspects will be discussed at a later stage in direct contacts.

The intention through this type of partnership is to establish a long term commitment, on the one hand allowing this company stability and quality standards in its production, and on the other hand give opportunity to potential partners to enter a new market and expand its business.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The company is looking for suppliers of ground spices, such as nutmeg, clove, anise and cinnamon.

There are not specific or technical requirements to take into consideration.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: This company is looking for other companies of any size, acting as suppliers of ground spices such us nutmeg, clove, anise and cinnamon, to establish distribution services agreement.

No special requirements or transnational experience are required.


Advantages & innovations:

Despite of maintaining an important manual component, which is essential to guarantee the authenticity of the products and the desired result, this company has been committed to innovation, combining traditional flavors with modern design, which distinguishes it from its competitors.

In this way, it combines the artisanal manufacture highly valued by the clients, with the genuine flavors.

The company also produces lollipops with different formats, following the news in terms of cartoons, in order to delight the younger clients.

Through this partnership potential partners have the opportunity to expand their business to a new market, as a supplier of a company established in the market for over 30 years that has a wide range of exclusive and unique products from Madeira Island.


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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
PORTUGAL
Profile date
01/06/2018
Deadline
11/12/2018

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Distribution services agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Food and Drink
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
none...
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes / Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes
MARKET KEYWORDS
CONSUMER RELATED / Food and Beverages / Health food

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number BRPT20170426001