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There’s just a few days to go until the doors open to Scotland’s Speciality Food Show. Taking place from 19th - 21st January at the SEC in Glasgow, the trade show will see 150 exhibitors showcasing a plethora of new lines, products and launches.
Food from the regions has proved popular this year and the show will be welcoming Tastes of Fife, Food from Argyll, Taste of Orkney, Taste of Shetland and Invest Northern Ireland, all of whom will host many small and innovative producers.
Look out for the Talking Shop area which will play host to a programme of retail experts sharing tips and knowledge on topics from cybercrime to social media and tourism to trends.
The best products in the show will be judged and awarded on the 19th by industry experts Alan Leslie, Buyer from Aldi Scotland; Andrew Firth from Herbie Of Edinburgh; Jonathan Macdonald, Head Chef and Owner of Ox and Finch and Jo Taylor from Dollar Deli, who together will choose Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.
A highlight for the show is Nessie’s Den, returning for the second year. Industry insiders - Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food Magazine, Allan Clark of Clark’s Speciality Foods and Anna Mitchell of Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe - will give advice and feedback to selected exhibitors.
Show director Mark Saunder said, “Scotland’s Speciality Food Show is far more than just a simple trade show. Here many companies are launching themselves or new ranges or products, visitors and exhibitors are able to network and glean valuable information to grow their businesses, shops, cafes and restaurants can get ahead of their competitors to source new goods and in the quiet month of January can enjoy some downtime in Glasgow with its many cultural and culinary offerings. See you on 19th Jan!”