Retail translation services that
deliver results for global brands

Through close relationships with commercial brands we have developed a specialist translation service perfectly suited to the retail sector. We work closely with our clients every step of the way, completing projects on time and delivering to exacting standards.

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Global retailers rely on K International for their translations

International retail translation clients

Providing a proven retail translation service
with exceptional turnaround times

K International are well known for the quality of their retail language services. Our flexibility and experience command respect throughout the commercial sector, our ability to serve over one hundred and fifty languages and adhere to the legislation of countries all over the world means we provide companies of all sizes with the ability to grow their businesses overseas.

We are proud to list numerous household names as translation clients, with many drawn from the retail and FMCG sectors. We work closely with our clients, completing projects to demanding deadlines and to exacting standards. In order to deliver great results every time, we get to know our clients inside out. We understand their products and needs, as well as the unique challenges and opportunities faced when operating within international markets, wherever they may be.

Flexibility is our key strength and we adapt our processes and systems to suit individual clients. We recognise the fact that markets don’t stand still and requirements change, so our language management tools are constantly evolving to deliver even better results and savings to our clients. Such factors as technological advancement, revision of legislation and changing consumer tastes mean we have to be alert in order to deliver the best translation package. We never leave anything to chance so you can guarantee your international customers have the best chance of discovering and falling in love with your brand.

To that end, we have assembled teams of fully trained translators, proofreaders, designers and legal experts with relevant retail industry experience and local knowledge to ensure that all documentation and graphics adhere to local regulations concerning language, packaging and design. We integrate seamlessly with our clients’ content and image providers, and because of our local connections, we are well placed to provide advice for the best possible level of brand communication with your customers.

“After working with K International on several projects, we always receive a friendly and professional service with an impressively quick turnaround time. I would highly recommend their team!”

Brand Manager at Glorious Foods

Glorious foods

“K International have played an integral role in our requirements for translations. Our ability to create POS for several different CE countries has enabled us to deliver a fast and accurate service to our clients.”

Account Manager at Blackdog Marketing Communications

Blackdog Marketing Communications

As one of our valued retail translation clients,
you will benefit from…

  • International retail market experience

    For many years, we have worked successfully with some of the biggest names in retail, so you can rest assured knowing that we understand international markets and how to deliver great communication with your overseas customers.

  • Skilled native linguists in more than 150 languages

    Every retail translation project we undertake is carried out by a professional mother tongue linguist. We guarantee that the language, style and tone will be perfectly suited to your target audience.

  • Dedicated account management

    You will be paired with your own dedicated manager, ensuring you will always have a direct contact to answer your questions and keep you updated with all project timelines. Our team are available to assist you every step of the way, whenever you need them without exception.

  • Streamlined systems with Fast turnarounds

    Our processes and systems, which have been built on industry standards with a focus on reducing time to market, are fully integrated and have been designed to interconnect with those responsible for the content and graphics in your supply chain.

  • A commitment to quality

    The level of commitment that staff at K International display towards their work has contributed towards our enviable reputation. Duty, devotion and dedication are our watchwords.

Retail translation is an exacting discipline, requiring first-class translation skills together with a thorough understanding of the legal framework and market place of the target country. Furthermore, it requires an understanding of the many and varied sectors that exist within the retail trade, as no two sectors are exactly the same, with specific legislation and terminology pertaining to individual product types.

retail translation expertise

A retail translator must ensure that the details of a product, whether they are on the packaging or accompanying documentation, conform to local laws while conveying the qualities of the product in a manner that is sympathetic to local customs, culture and more.

Legislation covers not just the words that attend the product, but also the packaging design, as what may be an acceptable graphic in one country may be banned in another. Furthermore, changes in legislation mean that retail translators must be fully up to date with the latest developments.

Want to translate food packaging?

Packaging translation services

We support the international efforts of some of the UK’s leading food retailers with legally correct translations for food packaging

Retail Translation and International Legislation

Legislation is at the heart of the retail translation process, as a project must conform to the specific code of a particular country or region. To ensure this happens, we gather together all the relevant information using our network of advisers, in-country product technologists and possibly your own legal team, and then organise and convert it into a termbase that our translators work from. It’s an ongoing process, as legislation can change during the lifespan of a product.

We employ the latest translation technology to deal with the many abbreviations, acronyms and synonyms that are specific to the retail industry in order to retain consistency of terminology and meaning throughout the translation process.

Delivering quality retail translation to the
commercial sector day in, day out

Our experience is second to none, so contact us today to see how
we can start to help you break down language barriers between you and your customers.

Multilingual Artwork Studio

Working with foreign language layout designs can be complex, our skilled studio team is on hand to streamline the process of delivering multilingual retail artwork for POS, packaging and marketing materials so you can reduce the burden on your own design teams

Transcreation and Marketing

Transcreation for Retailers

Sometimes straight translation isn’t the best course of action, for product descriptions and marketing campaigns you might need to completely re-imagine the copy for a successful international campaign. We call this process Transcreation and we are experts in the field.

e-commerce website translation

e-Commerce website translation

The internet has provided a whole new way for retailers to reach international customers. Providing an on-line sales presence is now a basic expectation for many customers, we can help you deliver a truly international eCommerce platform to delight your customers around the world

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What our clients say about us

K International have delivered a very professional service within very short deadlines for us for a few years now, the project management team is always on hand to help with any tasks or requests we have. They are extremely adaptable and helpful! We look forward to working with you again in the future.

LMC DesignAccount Manager

K International have been a pleasure to work alongside and are always happy to help and deal with any queries that may arise. By having a dedicated account manager it means you always have a point of contact rather than having to go through a sales team. This allows for a great working relationship between you and K International. We have always received good service from K International. Timing and quality have always met my expectations and everything is communicated in a professional and timely manner.

NHS Foundation TrustDorset County Hospital

No matter if it’s a long or short translation. K International always gives us the best service and with very short timings!

Thanks for your hard work K International!

Hotels VivaAccount Manager

At the Open University, we work with partners across the globe to produce world-class learning materials in many different languages. Working with K International has been a pleasure because the team are always very quick to respond to our, often rapid, demands. We would highly recommend their services and look forward to a long working relationship with them.

The Open UniversityProject Coordinator

I work for an international company that produces games and toys for children of various ranges: Scientific, creative, electronic and educational.

We have been cooperating with K International for almost two years and we found their work exceptional considering that we assigned them translations over different fields within the wide world of Toys. They’ve always been very receptive and ready to take on our requirements. They have always respected our needs and our deadlines, providing a very effective and trustworthy service. As far as I’m concerned professionalism and competence are the most important qualities for those who manage translation and they have both in abundance.

ClementoniProduct Manager

K International’s work-flow allows seamless processing of our Artwork and Instruction Manuals. The team are a pleasure to work with and are always on the front foot with innovations. I look forward to continuing our strategic partnership with K International.

TescoProject Lead