Why should you exhibit at 2023’s food retailing trade shows?

In short, your brand can attract and nurture new retail listings, all under one roof. Grocery buyers, retail directors & industry leaders attend these events to discover their latest ranges, make connections and learn about emerging trends. Check out the top FIVE events to be at for 2023!

5. BARCODE (6th July 2023)

Barcode Festival 2023 - Food Retailing Exhibition Show

Barcode Festival is the summer party for the whole grocery industry. You can eat, drink and chat at 75 different sponsor activations and check out roof-raising headliners.  A place to showcase your product and make new connections with 4,000 people working across the industry in all functions from logistics to shop floor to head office. The sky really is the limit for brand activation opportunities and 70 brands demonstrated this last year.

All of this PLUS you will be supporting the industry charity which helps grocery people, GroceryAid.

Curious about Barcode? Click here to see what’s possible!

4. SPECIALITY FINE FOOD FAIR (11th – 12th September 2023)

Speciality Fine Food Fair 2023 - Food Retailing Exhibition Show

Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the home of fine food & drink discovery for up to 10,000 buyers from across the retail, hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing, import & export, and wholesale sectors.

Whether you’re looking for product inspiration for your business, or you’d like to learn the latest trends and insights from top industry experts, then we’re confident you’ll uncover the ideas you’re searching for at the Fair!

Curious about Speciality Fine Food Fair? Click here to see what’s possible!

3. THE LUNCH SHOW (27th – 28th September 2023)

The Lunch Show 2023 - Food Retailing Exhibition Show

If you are part of the UK’s thriving food on the move sector, you must be at lunch! Its unique formula and buzzy atmosphere, coupled with a focused buying audience with a collective spend of over £2.5bn, makes this event absolutely unmissable. 

lunch! attracts over 5500 quality food, drink, equipment, packaging & technology buyers from all the leading food-to-go chains, supermarkets, contract caterers, quality independent cafes and coffee shops, delis, airline & rail operators, attractions, wholesalers and distributors from right across the UK and overseas.

Curious about The Lunch Show? Click here to see what’s possible!

2. INTERNATIONAL FOOD EXHIBITION (20th – 22nd March 2023)

International Food & Drink Exhibition 2023 - Food Retailing Exhibition Show

The UK’s biggest scale food and drink trade show happens every two years at what was recently the UK’s largest emergency field hospital: AKA London’s Excel. This behemoth sized event is safely scheduled far enough beyond the reach of Corona Virus to be one of the safest options for its mass scale audience reach that it reliably pulls in.

Following the global pandemic, it’s not just the UK that has been affected. IFE’s international audience attracts buyers, brand owners and distributors from all continents, so is ideally positioned for being the catalyst event for achieving your brand’s global growth goals as all countries work to repair and re-build both their air-travel and retail industries.

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1. NATIONAL CONVENIENCE SHOW, NCS 2023 (24th – 26th April 2023)

National Convenience Show 2023 - Food Retailing Exhibition Show

From symbol groups and major wholesalers to the hard-to-reach indies, NCS is where the convenience sector comes to find out what’s new.

In fact, around half of their retailers don’t bother with any other event. Which makes NCS your only chance to catch them at a UK trade show. It’s a sector hungry for new ideas, from food-to-go, to in-store tech, social media solutions and much more.

Supported by titles, Convenience Store and The Grocer, and with the backing of the Association of Convenience Stores, they bring the whole industry together to talk shop. So book your stand and influence the conversations that lead to target-smashing deals.

Curious about National Convenience Show? Click here to see what’s possible!

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