Artisan food, cutting-edge innovation and the latest market insight are just some of the reasons to make a date with Speciality & Fine Food Fair when it returns to Olympia London, from 2 – 4 September 2018.
Condensing a year’s work of product sourcing into a fun journey of discovery, unearthing innovative and inspiring products. More than 700 passionate producers, serving both the retail and hospitality channels, bring together emerging trends, NPD and diverse ingredients ranging from fine chocolates, dairy products, cured meats, condiments, beverages and premium alcoholic drinks and much more.
Curated to showcase the best of what’s new, The Discovery Zone is an essential stop-off for retailers and hospitality operators looking to discover emerging trends and exciting new producers. All of the 200-plus companies gathered in the Discovery Zone have been trading in the UK for less than three years, so you’re sure to source the latest products ahead of your competition!
They’ll also be curated Trend Trails which offer an effortless way to meet artisan producers and discover lucrative new products within core sectors such as chocolate and plant-based products.
It’s also the place for both producers and buyers to tap into the wealth of trends information – from the inside track on the most fashionable flavours and ingredients, through to advice and insights into the hot topics of the day, such as sustainability, seasonal trends and the food-to-go sector. Two interactive stages return for 2018:
Savour the Flavour, sponsored by Brazilian Flavors: Featuring some of the industry’s most experienced chefs and specialists, including the Guild of Fine Food, WSET and The Academy of Cheese, this demonstration kitchen is the perfect way to discover how to increase your profits.
Food for Thought: Buyers will be able to learn from the experience of industry peers and retail experts who’ll address the big hurdles they’ve had to overcome and how they are future-proofing themselves for the ever-changing food and drink world.
Speciality & Fine Food Fair allows visitors to experience the finest in food and drink in a way that simply cannot be done over the phone, online or in print. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the new features for 2018 to whet your appetite:
The Drinks Cabinet, in partnership with Fentimans: This area exclusive to luxury drinks and mixers offers the perfect opportunity to showcase and discover what’s hot in the speciality drinks market and how to include it in your offering.
The Ultimate Retail Experience: The team behind Speciality & Fine Food Fair is surveying 2,000 consumers to discover what they want from their ultimate retailer and will be bringing the results to life at the show with the unveiling of their blueprint for the ideal store.
Fresh Discovery Awards: The Awards will recognise and celebrate excellence within the speciality market, shining a light on products that are set to take the industry by storm in 2019.
For further details or to register for your complimentary industry ticket, head to: www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/grocerytrader
Sunday 2 September 2018 10:00 – 17:30
Monday 3 September 2018 9:30 – 17:00
Tuesday 4 September 2018 9:30 – 17:00