02 March 2018, 12:35 PM
Farm Shop & Deli Show 2018

Whether you’re an independent farm shop, delicatessen or artisan food outlet, Farm Shop & Deli Show will be the place to be in April. The sector’s leading event will return to the NEC from 16-18 April, alongside four other shows that cover the entire food and drink supply chain.

Visitors to the show will be able to source the newest and most innovative products from more than 450 companies, while hearing about the latest industry trends from the leading figures in the UK’s artisan food and drink sector.

Among the companies exhibiting their products and services in April will be: Diverse Fine Food Distribution, Cook, Global Payments, Lakeland Computers, Empire Bespoke Foods, Cotswold Fayre, Tenuta Marmorelle, Sipsmith Gin & Gourmet Brownie.

One of the highlights of the show will be the Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Now entering their fifth year, they will reveal the crème de la crème of British independent retailers. A panel of judges – including food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden, plus representatives from Neal’s Yard Dairy and Booths– will score stores based on levels of service, innovation and community involvement in speciality retail. Category and regional winners, as well as the overall Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year will be announced at Farm Shop & Deli Show on Monday, 16 April 2018.

The Farm Shop & Deli Live area will once again host an insightful educational programme. Visitors will benefit from live demonstrations, topical debates, tastings and presentations given by industry leaders.

Additionally, a team of professionals will judge Britain’s Best Loaf competition, which has become the talk of the craft bakery sector since its inception. Awards will be presented to the bakers excelling in five categories – Sourdough, Wholegrain, White, Innovation and Gluten Free.

Farm Shop & Deli Show Commercial Manager, Dan Eversfield, said: “Artisan food continues to be one of the success stories of the UK food and drink industry. Farm Shop & Deli Show will showcase the very best products that our country has to offer”.

Farm Shop & Deli Show is co-located with the UK’s largest food and drink trade event in 2018 – Food & Drink Expo –National Convenience Show and Foodex, as well as the new The Ingredients Show. Together they will bring together suppliers from across the whole food and drink industry, from retailers to manufacturers.

To register for free, receiving entry to all shows, visit: