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Welsh Food and Drink Industry Given a Significant Boost

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Wales focuses on food, health, nutrition and growth.

The food and drink industry in Wales was given a significant boost this month to reach its ambitious 2020 target of annual sales growth to £7billion (30% increase). The three food centres in Wales have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate increased co-operation and co-ordination under a fledgling brand recently unveiled, titled Food Innovation Wales.

As Welsh food technologists converge for the second year running at Food Matters Live, held in London over 17 – 19 November 2015, a range of companies will be present to showcase how Wales is increasingly innovating and becoming a testing ground for food innovation and new product development. The overall commercial gain for companies attending last year’s event included selling to high profile restaurants and companies such as Jamie’s Italian and British Airways.  A range of food and drink businesses will be present again this year under the Food & Drink Wales banner from gluten free marshmallows through to the use of superfood chia berry in snack bars.

SOURCE: business.wales.gov.uk