The Caffè Culture Show is just four weeks away, taking place from 14th-15th May 2014 at London Olympia, and we are busy making preparations to exhibit at the event.
We're very much looking forward to having a presence at this particular trade show, representing our members and spreading the word about artisan food and drink producers.
For those of you that have been watching the new BBC2 television series, Business Boomers, will have seen the first episode, Coffee Shop Hot Shots. This documentary looked at how, despite tough economic times, the café business has remained strong and is continuing to grow. And it's not
just the big chain businesses either, even individuals are grabbing
the opportunity with both hands and independent coffee shops are
Of course this means there is going to be competition for these outlets meaning they are looking for other quality products to give them a point
A good food offering is key and café owners realise that it means going beyond a mediocre muffin or disappointing panini. They will not only be looking for ready-made products but also exceptional ingredients to create their own sandwiches and the like.
Serving great coffee is one thing, but some people enjoy a good cup of tea
or even a soft drink, so these items will also be on the list.
Several Artisan Food Trail members have already taken the plunge
and booked stands at the show as they wish to reach a wider market with
So far, they are:
Breckland Orchard stand K35
Cotswold Gold stand AM10
Fudge Kitchen stand A5
The Kandula Tea Company stand J33
You will also be able to find us, The Artisan Food Trail, in the Artisan Food Market area on stand AM8
The Artisan Food Market is filling up and businesses already confirmed are: Eboni ac Eifori, Ganache Macaron, Biscotti di Debora, The Brownie Bar, Chegworth Valley Juices, The Free From Bakehouse, Noshraw, My Sweet Tooth Factory, Cotswold Gold, Anila's Sauces, Clam's Handmade, The Malted Waffle Company, Cuckoo Muesli and Doisy & Dam.
We hope to see more AFT members take part and will keep this post updated as their bookings are confirmed.
The floorplan can also be viewed on the show's website here
We are taking bookings from members and non-members for stands in the Artisan Food Market, so any producers that are interested should contact us soon as time is running out and spaces are limited.
0844 995 9996
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