2018’s food and drink landscape to be revealed at dedicated April shows

The NEC will again host Farm Shop & Deli Show and Food & Drink Expo from 16-18 April 2018. Attracting buyers from the grocery, wholesale, foodservice and speciality retail sectors, the shows will reveal the latest innovations and must-have products across the food and drink sectors.


Speciality food remains in high demand and the 450-strong range of exhibitors at the Farm Shop & Deli Show will cover all aspects of this sector. The show will give all food outlet operators, from restaurants and hotels to delicatessens, the opportunity to source quality produce that will fuel growth throughout the coming year.


The latest in artisanal products will be covered from sweet and savoury to snacking. Exhibitors will include Arden Fine Foods (UK), which will have a stand showcasing its top-of-the-range bakery products and Franklin & Sons, which will display its high-end water and soft drinks, while the trendiest and tastiest cheeses will be found at the Blacks Cheese stand.


Food & Drink Expo, meanwhile, will gather more than 600 exhibitors in one place including everything from start-ups to multinational brands with true international representation. These include Ireland-based Taste Cork, a food initiative to support a sustainable local food economy; Italian dairy producer Brazzale SPA; and healthy Mediterranean snacks company Snatts, which is based in Spain.


One of the main highlights of the shows will be the live event stages, which will see a host of industry experts cover the most topical issues on everyone’s minds – all designed to help visitors increase their businesses’ bottom lines.


Farm Shop & Deli Show and Food & Drink Expo are co-located with the National Convenience Show and Foodex, as well as the new The Ingredients Show. Together they will bring together 1,500 suppliers from across the whole food and drink industry, from retailers to manufacturers.

To register for free, receiving entry to all co-located shows, visit:

www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk or www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk.