Speciality & Fine Food Fair is returning to Olympia London from 2-4 September 2018, showcasing a range of artisan food and drink, cutting-edge innovation and industry trends.
More than 700 producers, serving both the retail and hospitality channels, bring together emerging trends, NPD and diverse ingredients.
The fair, now in its 19th year, provides an opportunity for independent retailers and buyers, caterers, importers, distributors and wholesalers to explore some of the best produce on offer.
Producers and buyers can tap into the wealth of trends information – from fashionable flavours and ingredients, through to advice and insights into the hot topics of the day, such as sustainability, seasonal trends and the food-to-go sector.
The Drinks Cabinet: This area, exclusive to luxury drinks and mixers, offers the opportunity to showcase and discover what’s popular in the speciality drinks market.
The Ultimate Retail Experience: The team behind Speciality & Fine Food Fair is surveying 2,000 consumers to discover what they want from their ultimate retailer and will be bringing the results to life at the show with the unveiling of their blueprint for the ideal store.
The Discovery Zone: Curated to showcase the best of what’s new, the Discovery Zone is an essential stop-off for retailers and hospitality operators looking to discover emerging trends and new producers. All of the 200-plus companies gathered in the Discovery Zone have been trading in the UK for less than three years.
Fresh Discovery Awards: The Awards will recognise and celebrate excellence within the speciality market, shining a light on products that are set to take the industry by storm in 2019.
Savour the Flavour: The demonstration kitchen, featuring some of the industry’s most experienced chefs and specialists, provides an opportunity to learn about how to increase business profits.
Food for Thought: Buyers will be able to learn from the experience of industry peers and retail experts who will address the big hurdles they have had to overcome and how they are future-proofing themselves for the ever-changing food and drink world.
Trend Trails: The curated trends trails allows attendees to meet artisan producers and discover lucrative new products within core sectors such as chocolate and plant-based products.
Great Taste Deli: The Great Taste Deli offers an chance to see, taste and source produce from The Guild of Fine Food’s Top 50 award winners.
For further details, visit www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk.