Scotland business

Sweet French deal for Tilly Confectionery

Mrs Tilly's fudge Image copyright Tilly Confectionery
Image caption Tilly hope sales will exceed 100,000 units in France in the first year

A Scottish confectionery firm has secured a contract to launch a range of fudge products across the French market.

Tilly Confectionery, which produces the Mrs Tilly's range of Scottish tablet, fudge and macaroon, will see its products on French shelves next month.

Stockists will include major retailers such as Monoprix and E.Leclerc.

Tilly, based in Larbert, near Falkirk, said forecasts suggested sales could exceed 100,000 units in the first year.

Tilly has been expanding overseas in recent years, with new export markets including Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the US.

Joint managing director Peter Paterson said: "Recent export successes have allowed us to recognise the potential of our products in global markets.

"We have worked closely with agencies including Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and Scotland Food and Drink, to develop a strategy for introducing our brand to new international markets and consumers."

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