Major export win for Cornish firm

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A Cornish seafood supplier has won a major contract with one of the largest supermarket chains in the Philippines.

Liskeard-based Ideal Foods, which exports seafood throughout the world, is to provide the supermarket group with a wide range of products, including a variety of salmon and shellfish.

MD Tony Horner said: “This is a significant order for the company and we are delighted to have won such a contract with a business which promotes healthy living and proper nutrition to its customers.

“As a result of the deal, we have now opened a permanent office in Manila to manage the business, ensure quality control and help develop new opportunities for us throughout the Philippines.”

More than 80% of Ideal Foods’ business is exports, and the company already enjoys strong business in the Far East, where it is one of the biggest suppliers in fish bi-products.

The company exports to a number of Asian countries including Vietnam, its largest market, where it has recently opened a sales office in Ho Chi Minh City.

It also exports to Taiwan, Thailand and Cambodia, and developed its first business in China last year.

The company also has a presence in South America, where it recently opened an office in Lima to assist in the procurement of products out of Peru and Chile.