It's just a few weeks to go before both the Food & Drink Expo and the Farm Shop & Deli Show get underway at the NEC in Birmingham.
These trade exhibitions help provide the route to the UK food and drink market where hundreds of companies get the opportunity to showcase their wares.
Attracting buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice and manufacturing, the events enable them to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and discover new food businesses.
The Farm Shop & Deli Show is aimed at those from farm shops, delicatessens and artisan food outlets who are passionate about what they do and are looking for like-minded suppliers.
From the point of view of The Artisan Food Trail, we do like to visit as this gives us the chance to catch up with some of our members and to meet artisan food businesses who may be interested in becoming part of our ever-growing food trail.
We understand that food producers will be very busy meeting with potential buyers so if you would like us to drop by, do get in touch either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or giving us a call on 0844 995 9996, so that we can arrange a suitable moment. If you're happy to let us just drop in on a more casual basis, we'd love to know.
As usual it is good to see that several AFT members will be exhibiting, so anyone visiting looking for top quality produce to stock we urge you to pay a visit to their stands:
In the Farm Shop & Deli Show…
Award winning ‘Posh Pop’. Boutique soft drinks produced with passion and available throughout the UK. Stand F188
Crazy about chillies grown in their natural climates. Gourmet chilli sauce range. Stand A187
Lewis of London
Real Dairy Ice Cream from the Family Farm. Made in small batches using all natural ingredients, sourced from British producers wherever possible. Stand C160
Trotter's Independent Condiments
Purveyor of unusual, delicious and seasonal condiments based in Fife. Stand F166
In the Food & Drink Expo…
That Hungry Chef
A new London brand by a professional chef inspired by his travels around the world. Each product is unique and handmade in small batches and can be used in many different ways. Stand D258