Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017: Winners Announced

The 13 category and nine regional winners, as well as the Retailer of the Year winner, of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 have been announced at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC Birmingham

The Art of Affinage: Dos and Don’ts

Ever considered adding affinage to your cheesemongering repertoire? Nicolas Aznarez, Matthieu Saupin and Alex Guarneri of London-based cheese shop Androuet share their ripening dos and don'ts

“Off to the show”

So, many of us will be off to the Farm Shop & Deli/Convenience Show this week. I’m writing this on Sunday and will be off later today to help set up our stand. I thought it might be interesting for a moment to compare the three types of shops named in the title of this show: Farm Shops, Delis and Convenience stores. How are these three types of shops doing in the current retail landscape? And what can they learn from each other?

Delifonseca Partners with Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool-based food institution Delifonseca has been appointed as the official external caterer for Liverpool Philharmonic

UK Sees Surge in New Distilleries Opening

The craft gin boom has been noted as a contributing factor to a rise in the opening of distilleries, with 45 new sites registered in 2016

Entries Open for Speciality Food’s New Producer Awards

The entry stage for Speciality Food's New Producer Awards 2017 has officially opened, with start-up food and drink producers being invited to take part in the profile-boosting event

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Smart Weighing Scales

Food weighing scales play an essential role in the success of your business, and 'smart' options help with accurate weighing, label printing and achieving quick responses, to name just a few benefits. Kevin Hill of Quality Scales Unlimited in Byron, California explains why you should invest

Farm Shop & Deli Show opens its doors next week

Farm Shop & Deli Show 2017, the NEC, Birmingham, 24-26 April 2017

“United in leadership?”

There was a news story last week, which is still ongoing, that will be used in business courses for years to come. PR companies will use it as a salutary lesson for years to come and undergraduates will be taught “how to devalue a company’s stock in three easy lessons”. I am, of course, referring to the United airlines fiasco or lessons on how not to treat a customer!

“Trends bubbling under”

Earlier in 2017, when the year was but a pup, Greggs the high street baker announced an impressive rise in several key financial indicators. For investors lucky enough to hold Greggs shares, dividends were up by 8.4%, and all of this despite a background of gloom and doom and low interest rates. There is always something to cheer about if you look hard enough and a healthy options range now accounts for 10% of Greggs’ turnover. The strategists at the bakers have pulled off something of a coup as there are very few bedfellows as uneasy as the Greggs “Balanced Choices” range and their own formidable sausage roll

The Trade Destination that can Transform your Business

The Trade Destination that can Transform your Business

From 24 – 26 April 2017 at the NEC Birmingham, the speciality food and drink industry will come…

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