19 March 2018, 08:08 AM
Farm Shop & Deli Show announces speaker line up for 2018

This year’s Farm Shop & Deli Show will showcase one of the strongest line-ups of live talks and debates to date, all gracing the ever popular Farm Shop & Deli Live stage. Taking place this month 16th – 18th April at the NEC, Birmingham, each session has been curated to cover topical trends within the speciality sector such as the importance of sourcing local produce and stocking identifiable brands to add value. The series of talks are designed to help give real life insights to visitors to the show and share exclusive insights and tips to help retailers to make small changes to achieve big results and keep abreast of all the big industry issues of the moment. 

2018 live highlights include:
‘Re-thinking retail: achieving smart integration’ will be a popular session for retailers keen to maximise their sales. Speakers Luca Mathiszig-Lee &  Tom Richardson from Hill & Szrok, who run a thriving butchers by day and restaurant by night will take to the stage to share their insights on how to make smart integration work and make the most out of a business. Some of their secrets to success include ensuring consistency from website to shop floor, as well as offering the best organic products.

Food waste has been at the top of the media agenda for some time, as the issue weighs ever more heavily on consumers’ consciences. Matthew Fort, top TV personality, presenter and writer, will be interviewed live by Richard Fox, Love Food Hate Waste ambassador, on his thoughts on food waste and sustainability and what it means for businesses. As a highly respected figure in the UK food and drink industry, Matthew will also provide invaluable insight into his career so far.

Another big draw to the Farm Shop & Deli Live stage will be Laura Hamilton’s session on succeeding in the community. The Place in the Sun presenter will also be interviewed live by Richard Fox on how she took over her local post office to create a profitable community resource complete with a café and deli area. The interview will cover her plans for high-end sourcing and how niche products help her store stand out, inspiring attending business owners to take the next step in their outlets.

There will be many more sessions at Farm Shop & Deli Live, all free to attend and designed to aid retailers in boosting their own bottom lines. Away from the stage, there will also be plenty to keep attendees busy as the show floor will be buzzing with over 450 companies and a diverse range of products and services for visitors to sample & source to keep their business on top.

Find out more or REGISTER free today for the 2018 Farm Shop & Deli Show.

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