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Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2018

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Artisan food, cutting-edge innovation and the latest market insight are just some of the reasons to make a date with Speciality & Fine Food Fair when it returns to Olympia London.

Now in its 19th year, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the most influential annual gathering of artisan, speciality and luxury food and drink producers and distributors.

More than 700 passionate producers, serving both the retail and hospitality channels, bring together emerging trends, NPD and diverse ingredients ranging from fine chocolates, dairy products, cured meats, condiments, beverages and premium alcoholic drinks and much more.

It's also the place for both producers and buyers to tap into the wealth of trends information – from the inside track on the most 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.

Here are some highlights for 2018:

  • The Drinks Cabinet: NEW for 2018. This area exclusive to luxury drinks and mixers offers the perfect opportunity to showcase and discover what's hot in the speciality drinks market and how to include it in your offering.
  • The Ultimate Retail Experience: NEW for 2018. 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 exciting 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: NEW for 2018. 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: Featuring some of the industry's most experienced chefs and specialists, our demonstration kitchen is the perfect way to discover how to increase your profits.
  • Food for Thought: Buyers will be able to learn from the experience of industry peers and retail experts who'll address the big hurdles they've had to overcome and how they are future- proofing themselves for the ever-changing food and drink world.
  • Trend Trails: Our curated trends trails offer an effortless way to meet artisan producers and discover lucrative new products within core sectors such as chocolate and plant-based products.
  • Great Taste Deli: Get the edge over your competition by being the first to see, taste and source winning produce from The Guild of Fine Food's Top 50 award winners.

Bookings and more information at specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk