Doors will open soon for Farm Shop & Deli Show 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham (25 – 27 April) as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows, bringing the very best from across key industries back together for an unrivalled three days of trends, innovation, networking and insight.
Free to register, a bustling show floor made up of hundreds of innovative exhibitors, business boosting live seminars, and awards – including the brand-new Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards and prestigious Retailer Awards – will shape the three-day trade show.
Insights and inspiration at your fingertips
Visitors looking for garden centre inspiration will get the inside track on this year’s latest, greatest launches, alongside the chance to see, sample and secure a fast track to profitability.
From chocolate specialists Cocoba (Stand B140) and Firetree Chocolate (Stand B217) to eco-friendly solutions such as EcoBags (Stand D181)and NaturePac (Stand H210), as well as quality spirits from Beeble (Stand F220) and the Highland Liquor Co (Stand B141) and gourmet treats from La Sablésienne (Stand E149) and Godminster cheese (Stand M131), there’s a whole host of innovative exhibitors preparing for the show.
Meanwhile a series of events to discuss and debate the key challenges facing the industry will be a focal point throughout the three days. Discussing everything from sustainability and the latest trends, to boosting profits and customer satisfaction, the seminars will leave no stone unturned.
Learn about the latest tech to get tills ringing in ‘Cash-in on clicks’ (Tuesday 26 April, 2.50pm, The Retailer Hub), where experts will be debating the merits of social media, online delivery services and store-based apps. What are the practical techniques to get customers on their phones and in your store?
‘Purpose and profits: how values add value to your business’, is set to be an inspiring panel session centred on the positives and pitfalls of embracing a more ethical approach. (Tuesday 26 April, 12.40pm at The Grocer Talking Shop Live).
It’s been a difficult two years to say the least with Brexit, supply crises and COVID-19 testing anyone’s leadership to the max. On day three, leaders at some of the biggest retailers and suppliers get together in ‘Showing True Leadership’ to discuss how they manage people and situations, to gain and maintain the respect of their colleagues and suppliers. (Wednesday 27 April, 1pm at The Grocer Talking Shop Live).
Need more convincing?
“It’s very difficult in this day and age to actually find new things, you have to keep changing it all the time, so it’s really good to come to something like this,” says John Duhigg, owner of Domoch Stores.
With thousands of visitors expected – drawn to the variety of products on show, the insight from expert panels and the opportunity to take stock of the market in person for the first time since the pandemic hit – Farm Shop & Deli Show is firmly in the diary as the event to attend in 2022 to reignite business while rubbing shoulders with some big industry names.
Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show, Food & Drink Expo and The Forecourt Show will be held in unison, offering 2022’s most comprehensive opportunity to experience the latest developments across multiple sectors. The UK Food & Drink Shows are unrivalled in their ability to bring people together, build and foster better relationships, discover business building insight and celebrate innovation, all with the support of the multi-award-winning William Reed brand.
The Farm shop & Deli Show will take place at:
NEC, Halls 6 & 7, Atrium Entrance