Posted on Wednesday 6 March 2013 by Ulster Business

Dale Farm

Arlene Foster at Gulfood in Dubai with Dale Farm’s Brian Moffatt

Northern Ireland dairy foods producer Dale Farm has won a €1m order to supply cheese in Russia, securing the deal at the Gulfood exhibition in Dubai.

The announcement was made by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, who was in the United Arab Emirates last week on a trade development mission, during which she attended the Gulfood exhibition to support companies on Invest NI's stand.

The Minister said: "Dale Farm's order to supply its mild white cheese in St Petersburg is another success story for Northern Ireland food.

"Building relationships with potential international clients by attending food exhibitions like Gulfood in Dubai and SIAL in Paris opens up a host of new exporting opportunities for Northern Ireland producers. Clearly, this has been the case for Dale Farm with this latest Russian order."

Commenting on the order Dale Farm's Group Chief Executive, David Dobbin, added: "We see Russia and China as key growth markets for our export sales and are delighted to win this order, which is the result of the market development work done by our sales team who have been well supported by Invest NI."

Other food companies that have won business in the UAE include Glenarm Salmon and Mash Direct.

 

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