Food & Drink

Dish of the day

From small local producers to global brands, Britain has an enviable track record as an innovator and exporter of food and drink. Items such as Scotch whisky and plant-based burgers are continuing to drive growth. The Food & Drink sector contributes £31.1bn to the economy and in 2018 total export figures exceeded £23bn.

Sector at a glance

  • 97% - The proportion of the UK's food businesses that are SMEs
  • £4.5bn - The value of UK whisky exports
  • 6% - The growth in sales of organic food and drink products