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Inward Investment In County Durham

Opening up links to the thriving UK and European economy.

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Food and Drink Sector Factsheet

County Durham has an established base of food manufacture and convenience food production, along with opportunities in the development of packaging and recycling.
The County’s companies in this sector employ approximately 2,500 people, and have mature research and development sections with established local supply chains.
There is a strong ethos of product innovation with significant opportunities in:

  • ‘healthy opportunities’ in convenience food lines and snack foods as consumer demand prompts changes in supply;
  • ‘functional food’ manufacturing as the demand for healthcare foods continues to increase;
  • premium convenience food production and ‘own label’ brands as the market continues to segment further; and
  • ‘intelligent packaging’ to reduce food waste and increase sustainable food supply.

Excellent opportunities for research and development exist through collaboration with both established companies and the wider network of academic and research institutes. The National Printable Electronics Centre at NETPark in County Durham specialises in intelligent packaging.

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  • Peter Rippingale

    Peter Rippingale

    Team Manager Inward Investment & Opportunities
    Call 03000 265509

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