Grocery fest to return

The 2018 Barcode Festival proved to be a success, and is returning next year

GROCERYAID has announced that, after a successful inaugural event in 2018, its Barcode Festival will be back next year.

The summer fundraiser for the grocery industry will return to Hawker House in London on Thursday 4 July 2019.

In its launch event earlier this summer the festival raised £250,000: with street food stalls,  15 bars, and music sets from the Kaiser Chiefs, Sigma and Greg James.

1,600 grocery colleagues attended the event along with 40 sponsors, and GroceryAid announced that 54% of attendees were women.

Steve Barnes, chief executive at GroceryAid said; “There is still a real buzz around the industry in the aftermath of Barcode Festival and we’re incredibly excited to confirm its return in 2019.

“Barcode is truly an event for everyone, as shown in the fact we had 100 different supporting companies present and such a diverse range of colleagues joining us.

“We’ve already started planning how we can make Barcode even bigger for next year and ultimately raise more funds for colleagues in need.”