The company is also planning the UK’s biggest celebration of Caribbean food and drink by staging the nation’s first Caribbean Food Week from August 20 – 27 this year.
Grace Foods UK’s subsidiary, Enco Products boasts a broad portfolio of market-leading, brands including spicy sauces range Encona, nutritionally enriched milk drink Nurishment and the Dunn’s River and Grace branded food and drink ranges.
“We’re perfectly placed to meet the needs of consumers looking for authentic Caribbean flavours and taste experiences,” says Head of Marketing Nyree Chambers.
“We’re also very proud of our expertise and heritage in the category and of our range of long-trusted brands.
“These are exciting times for Caribbean food and drink. Category loyalists are buying more than ever before as they become more adventurous with their cooking, while new consumers are expanding their taste horizons across a growing range of food and drink products.”
This trend has been reflected in the consistent popularity of the market-leading* Encona sauces range, which has recently expanded with the addition of two new variants: Encona West Indian Extra Hot Pepper Sauce and Encona African Peri Peri Sauce.
Another of Enco Products’ flagship brands is Nurishment, the UK’s no. 1 nutritionally enriched milk drink**. Targeted at consumers with active lifestyles, the Nurishment range contains calcium, vitamins and minerals and is a source of protein.
The company also supplies a broad range of Caribbean ingredients under the Grace and Dunn’s River brands, including seasonings, marinades and Caribbean cooking staples such as coconut milk, ackee and callaloo.
Grace Coconut Water, with its refreshed design, is another product that is enjoying popularity with consumers, having benefited from the growth in soft drinks which are beneficial to the daily diet.
* Source: IRI UK Chilli Sauce-Unit Sales, MAT 52w/e 14th April 2012
**Source: IRI UK Nutritionally Enriched Milk Drinks (scanned retail sales) – Unit Sales, MAT 52 w/e August 6 2011
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