What to Expect at… Farm Shop & Deli Show 2024
The UK’s specialist retailers are preparing to come together again this April as Farm Shop & Deli Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham as part of the 2024 UK Food & Drink Shows (29th April – 1st May).
Farm Shop & Deli Show joins Food & Drink Expo, The Restaurant Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show to bring together the very best of the grocery, specialist retail, wholesale, foodservice and hospitality sectors under one roof.
Promising a world of advice, insight and innovation shared through the lens of this specialist industry, visitors will leave with unique understanding and practical information, as well as hundreds of innovative new products, to take with them into their businesses in 2024 and beyond.
With a sold-out show floor, expect to see the latest trending products from across the sector as well as the essential services designed to help businesses stand out. Some of the most significant exhibitor names include British dairy company Yeo Valley (Stand J151), Godminster Cheese of truckle fame (Stand S181), purveyors of artisan spirits Silent Pool Distillery (Stand J199), Isle of Wight Tomatoes (Stand K228) and Wild Oats, suppliers of a new oat milk created especially for baristas (Stand BB239). For the more practical side of running your farm shop, The EPOS Bureau Ltd (Stand M209), CXCS – bespoke health and safety and HR management services (Stand J224) and The Farm Retail Association (Stand M179) will all be on hand to offer advice and support.
For the full list of exhibitors and products on show, visit: https://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/
A number of favourites return to the event in 2024 including the much-anticipated Farm Shop & Deli Show Product and Retailers Awards the latter of which will reveal its winners live on stage on Monday 29th April. Britain’s Best Loaf competition will be back once more and will be announced on stage on Tuesday 30th April alongside a new event launched by British Baker, Britain’s Best Cake, which will be announced on The Grocer Stage on Monday 29th April.
Dragons’ Pantry, the ultimate retail test, is also back after popular success last year, with a new batch of brave entrepreneurs facing big characters and big questions as they aim to secure a listing in The Grocer.
Meanwhile, The Farm Shop & Deli Stage will play host to some of the most inspirational and knowledgeable players in the industry, each primed to offer their expert take on the sector’s most pressing issues and thought-provoking topics. Industry heavyweights including John Gill, Head of Procurement & Marketing, Booths; Renée Elliott, Founder & Owner of Planet Organic; and Julia Kirby-Smith, Executive Director, Better Food Traders are all signed up to offer their expert take.
Key highlights of the schedule’s programme include:
- Meeting the needs of consumers in the specialist retail sector, Monday 29th April, 11.15am
- A force for good: Why sustainability matters and how you can do your bit, Tuesday 30th April, 10.30am
- Supplying wholesale: Dissecting your biggest route to market, Tuesday 30th April, 11.15am
- The impact of the cost of living crisis on the specialist retail sector, Wednesday 1st May, 10.30am
We will be taking part in the panel discussion on Wednesday 1st May, ‘The impact of the cost of living crisis on the specialist retail sector.’ See the full line up of sessions and speakers here: https://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/sessions-2024#/seminars/
Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed, said: “Farm Shop & Deli Show is a unique event in the specialist retail sector diary allowing industry professionals to come together and digest the state of the industry, sharing successes and discussing challenges and ultimately helping futureproof the sector in its entirety.
“Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone at Farm Shop & Deli Show and I urge you to register for your free pass today: https://farm-shop-and-deli-show-2024.reg.buzz/
Covering the entire industry, the UK Food & Drink Shows are unparalleled in their ability to bring people together, build and foster better relationships, discover business building insight and celebrate innovation, all with the support of the multi-award-winning William Reed brand.