Speciality food show returns

Over 140 food and drink producers are expected to attend this year’s show.
Over 140 food and drink producers are expected to attend this year’s show.

SCOTTISH produce will take centre stage at the SECC in Glasgow this month with the return of Scotland’s Speciality Food Show on 21 January.

The three day event brings together over 140 of the nation’s food and drink suppliers, offering retailers and food buyers the chance to find out about new producers and try new ranges.

Brands in attendance are expected to include a blend of the established and the new with exhibitors including Blacks cheese, Giacopazzi’s wholesale ice cream, Mackies, Ramsay of Carluke, and Cotswold Fayre.

Drinks brands are also expected to have a boosted presence at this year’s trade show with new brands Granite North Gin and Lussa Gin joining an expansive list of small batch spirits producers in attendance.

This year’s trade show will also host a number of seminars throughout the three days, with talks from experts on a range of subjects including social media for business, Brexit, and a number of retail sales skills.

Producers in attendance at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show 2018 will be pitted against each other to see who can pick up a prize at the trade show’s Best Product Awards.

Mark Saunders, director of Scotland’s Speciality Food Show, said: “2017 was once again a good year for retailers in the speciality and tourist trade.

“When producers feel confident it breeds innovation and we have some exciting new products being launched at the show.”

Sharron Convery of baking brand All That’s Delicious said: “The show has been amazing. The buyers you meet, the new stockists and businesses you pick up which I would never have thought to have contacted. Even meeting other exhibitors has been a godsend in terms of learning about the industry.”