17 April 2023, 08:13 AM
  • With less than one week to go until Farm Shop & Deli 2023, we’ve rounded up five reasons the fine food industry should pay a visit

There’s just under one week to go until Farm Shop & Deli Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 24th–26th April. As part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, the UK’s premier trade event for the specialist retail sector will offer visitors an unrivalled opportunity to see the latest innovations and quality local and regional products set to shape the industry in 2023 and beyond.

Already convinced? Register for free here.

1 A showcase of innovation
Experience a burst of innovation on the Farm Shop & Deli show floor, with a fantastic range of new products set to launch. Among the highlights is Spice N Tice’s latest offering, Curries Around the World (Stand R310), a healthy vegan-friendly dinner party meal showcasing delicious curries from various parts of the globe. Or head over to Stand S311, where you can discover Fieldfare’s ‘Light bites’ range. Connect with rising stars and existing suppliers while exploring over 190 innovative products at the show. 
Find out more here.

2 Big name exhibitors
Expect a vast array of products on display with over 400 exhibitors set to take to the show floor. Cawston Press (Stand T331), Pip & Nut (Stand T362), Cook (Stand S310), Silent Pool Distillery (Stand M289), Godminster (Stand Q279), EcoBags (Stand P281) and Love Corn (Stand U348) are just a handful of the brands preparing to showcase their wares at the show. 
See the full list of exhibitors here.

3 Unrivalled expertise
The Grocer Live Stage boasts an impressive line-up of industry heavyweights, including Kate Nicholls OBE, Chief Executive at UKHospitality, Will Shu, CEO & Founder of Deliveroo, and Tom Athron, CEO at Fortnum & Mason who will be tackling many of the hot-topic issues facing the sector. Visitors can also participate in Q&A sessions after each panel discussion, gleaning insights from the speakers’ knowledge and asking their own burning questions. 
See the full lineup of speakers and seminars here.

4 Farm Shop & Deli Product & Retailer Awards
The Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards and Retailer Awards are back with a bang for 2023, bringing the very best of the speciality retail sector together for a three-day celebration! Join us for the Product Awards finalist announcement on Monday 26 April and the Retailer Awards finalist announcement on Tuesday 25 April. 
Find out more about the Farm Shop & Deli Product and Retailer Awards here.

5 Co-located shows
Farm Shop & Deli Show will run alongside Foodex Manufacturing Solutions, National Convenience Show and Food & Drink Expo as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows. The three-day event is a fantastic opportunity to see what is happening in the industry at large, with visitors able to take just one day out of the office to experience a huge amount of innovation across food development, grocery, manufacturing, specialist retail, wholesale and food service.

Register for your free pass here.