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    Kervan Gida surges ahead with 50% sales growth

    Bebeto confectionery brand owner Kervan Gida Group’s UK business, is celebrating continued success in the UK market, reporting an impressive 50 per cent year-on-year sales growth across all channels. The £39 million confectionery business marks its ninth consecutive year of growth since its establishment in the UK in 2015, driven by expanded distribution, strategic collaborations with retailers in both private label and brand, and a successful pipeline of new product development.

    ” Since joining the company in 2021, our strategic focus has been on penetrating the major multiples,” said Phil Hulme, Commercial Director of Kervan Gida UK. “We are proud with the current growth that we are achieving and have ambitions to be supplying all top seven retailers over the next couple of years.”

    Continuing this trajectory, Bebeto remains the fastest-growing manufacturer brand, boasting an impressive 39% year-on-year growth rate, with plans for sustained double-digit growth in the current fiscal year.

    Hulme emphasized, “As a challenger brand on the rise, our goal is to offer consumers an alternative to mainstream options. Our recent successes, including the exceptional performance of our all-year-round vegan offerings, NPD like 150g Ring Mix and Peach Hearts and innovative seasonal launches such as Halloween, underscore our commitment to delivering quality and innovation in the confectionery sector.”

    With a robust product development pipeline in place, Bebeto is poised to introduce a range of exciting new products this year, including a vegan gourmet confectionery range this summer, innovations in the hugely popular sour confectionery sub sector, and seasonal offerings for Halloween and the festive period. These will be backed by exciting activation plans including sampling, events, digital advertising, and social media.

    Enes Başar, Managing Director of Kervan Gida UK, expressed his confidence in the company’s future prospects, stating, “Our UK business continues to thrive despite challenging market conditions. With the addition of top talent to our team and a strategic focus on expanding our product portfolio and retail presence, we are well-positioned for further growth. Our aim is to solidify our position among the top five brands globally in our category, bolstering our brand value and delivering exceptional experiences to our consumers.”

    As part of its expansion strategy, Bebeto welcomes Ricky Edge as Controller for Wholesale and Convenience, bringing over 14 years of expertise in sugar confectionery and novelty sales, and Claire Wood as National Account Manager for the High Street Discounters, with extensive experience in FMCG brands within soft drinks and confectionery.

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