12 February 2018, 15:34 PM
Farm Shop & Deli Show gears up for eighth successful year at NEC

Bringing the latest developments in artisan produce to the NEC this April, Farm Shop & Deli Show is the sector’s leading event for delicatessens, farm shops, restaurants, garden centres, food halls, butcheries and bakeries as they look to discover the latest trends in speciality food and drink. The show will allow visitors to see products from over 450 companies, as well as to hear from thought leaders speaking at the Farm Shop & Deli Live Stage.

As consumers become more conscious of the origin of their food, demand for locally sourced and farmed produce continues to increase, with Datamonitor expecting retail sales to surge from £3.6bn to £4.2bn by 2021. The 2018 edition of Farm Shop & Deli Show will provide the perfect opportunity for visitors to stay at the forefront of this established and growing market by seeing some of the sector’s most exciting food and drink products.

Exhibitors at Farm Shop & Deli show represent every corner of the speciality sector. Among the exhibitors is Hilltop Honey, founded in 2011 by young beekeeper Scott Davies. Having won prestigious awards for both quality and its environmental commitments, visitors can make a bee-line to Hilltop Honey, which will bring its speciality range of thyme, lavender and orange blossom honeys to the show.

Joining Hilltop Honey will be Avlaki Oils. Avlaki’s organic extra virgin olive oils capture the aroma, taste and nutritional benefits of fresh oil by harvesting only in December and bottling unfiltered in January. Following this trend for natural ingredients, whilst introducing something for those with a sweeter tooth is Beech’s Fine Chocolates. Beech’s employs traditional handmade methods and will have its all natural Champagne and Prosecco truffles and its best-selling Classic Fondant Creams on show.

Pennington’s Premium Spirits and Liqueurs will exhibit a tastebud-tantalising range, including Gingerbread, Bakewell and Kendal Mint Cake liqueurs. Those looking to keep a clear head may want to head over to Big Drop Brewing Co. The company brews low-ABV craft beers, with no artificial extraction processes. Big Drop will bring its Pale Ale, Stout and Spiced Lager to prove why it was awarded Innovator of the Year at the New Producer Awards 2017.

Your visitor badge will allow you access to five shows covering the complete supply chain all under one roof including Farm Shop & Deli Show, Food & Drink Expo, Foodex, National Convenience Show and The Ingredients Show.

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

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