Here’s a taste of what went on at this year's Fair…

700 ARTISAN AND START-UP PRODUCERS

700 ARTISAN AND START-UP PRODUCERS

From heritage brands to industry disruptors: visitors had the chance to taste, touch and sample food & drink products from 700 artisan suppliers.

 

THE DISCOVERY ZONE

THE DISCOVERY ZONE

The Discovery Zone showcased the latest food and drink gems from exciting start-ups (who have each been trading in the UK for less than 36 months).

 

TREND TRAILS

TREND TRAILS

Our trend trails helped visitors to easily uncover the next big thing in key product categories such as speciality chocolate, plant-based products and more.

 

PITCH!

PITCH!

New for 2018 - Some of our exhibitors were hand-picked to pitch their products to leading retailers and get instant feedback.

 

START-UP SPOTLIGHT

START-UP SPOTLIGHT

Presented by the Seed Fund: shortlisted start-ups pitched live to an audience and our judges in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition.

 

THE ULTIMATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

THE ULTIMATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

We’ve set out to uncover the ultimate food shopping experience. Using our very own survey, we re-created the results in an interactive feature at the event.

 

SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR: LIVE KITCHEN

SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR: LIVE KITCHEN

Taste buds were tantalised at our demonstration kitchen! Audience members received practical advice and tips from some of the industry’s most experienced chefs and personalities.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Visitors benefited from the experiences of retail experts and small business owners to overcome the hurdles faced in the fast-paced food & drink world on our interactive talks stage.

 

GREAT TASTE DELI

GREAT TASTE DELI

Visitors could be confident their shelves or menus would feature some of the finest produce around by being the first to see and taste the prestigious 2018 Great Taste award winners at the Fair.

 

FRESH DISCOVERY AWARDS

FRESH DISCOVERY AWARDS

We celebrated the top products from the show in our exciting and new show Awards. The winners were some of the most inspiring and delicious new products at the Fair.