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Food and Agribusiness

Generation after generation, we’ve produced some of the best-known and highest quality food brands in the world.

Tennessee’s strong agricultural economy accounts for 10.4 percent of the state’s economy while generating $50.4 billion in output.

Generation after generation, Tennessee has brought you some of the best-known and most respected food brands in the world. From sippin’ whiskey to candy bars, Tennessee brands stand tall in the world of memorable tastes. Brands like Jack Daniel’s, M&M Mars, Bush Beans, Moon Pies and Little Debbie Snack Cakes grew out of Tennessee’s deeply held traditions of agriculture, hospitality and craftsmanship.

As you would expect in the state known for a couple of famous fellows named Jack and George (Daniel and Dickel, of course), the Tennessee beverage industry is especially robust. Tennessee’s more than $612 million in beverage exports ranked third in the nation in 2016. and first in the Southeast. The state’s $590 million whiskey exports last year are more than double any other state.

Today, Tyson Foods, Unilever, Pictsweet, Coca-Cola, Frito Lay and Green Mountain Coffee are among more than 1,000 registered food and beverage manufacturers operating in Tennessee. Unilever is in the process of building the world’s largest ice cream plant in Covington.

Tennessee’s central location makes transporting products a breeze. Our strong agriculture industry accounts for $2.5 billion in farm cash receipts. In 2016 alone, more than $1.11 billion in Tennessee food and beverage exports found their way to major markets around the world. The five largest export markets consumed 43 percent of Tennessee’s food and beverage manufacturing exports in 2016.

Tennessee’s government actively supports growth in the food and beverage sector, with 79 announced projects in the current administration, creating nearly 7,289 new jobs and $2.8 billion in capital investment.

In Tennessee, we love our farms, and we know good food. Come get a taste of Tennessee for yourself. Your business will thank you for it.

Contact Info Tennessee

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND
Steffen Bayer

Director, Business Development

Address
Adalbert-Stifter-Str. 5
82110 Germering
Germany
Mobile: +49 160 45 50 716
Email: steffen.bayer@tn.gov
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ITALY
Virginia Sarah Crowley

Director, Business Development

Address
Bees Communication
Via Del Piombo 4
40125 Bologna
Italy
Phone: +39 05119986650
Email: virginia.crowley@tn.gov
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UNITED KINGDOM
Richard Todd

Director, Business Development

Address
Kemp House, 152-160 City Road
London, EC1V 2NX
United Kingdom
Mobile: + 44 7445 674 025
Email: richard.todd@tn.gov
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BENELUX
Peter E. Sanders

Director, Business Development

Address
psps export & investment services
Bankaplein 3
2585 EV The Hague
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)70 307 47 20
Mobile: +31 (0)653 658 674
Email: peter.sanders@tn.gov 
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