Everest Snacks, an Irish snack food company, has revealed that it is scaling up its business following the release of its new protein bar range and signing its first export contract.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Seamus Tighe, the company’s founder, said that the group expects to be selling in over 1,000 outlets in Ireland by the end of the year.
As for exports, the group’s recently signed contract with a UK distributor will see its brand sold over in the UK, starting this August.
Things are progressing well for Tighe, who revealed that Everest signed another agreement with a second distributor in the UK, which will help the company export its granola cups to the UK.
“We now have additional products in the pipeline, also in the healthy, on-the-go food category and we will launch one in September and another in January 2020,” he told the Irish Examiner.
The company had previously announced that it has already significantly increased its turnover from €100,000 in 2014 to €2 million this year.
He added that he is looking to bring his brand into the US market.
At home, the group signed up to a partnership with Irish forecourt retailer Applegreen, which has greatly broadened the company’s reach in its home market.
Speaking at the time of the announcement, Tighe said he anticipates a forecasted turnover of over half a million, accumulated from all Applegreen retail nationwide.
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