TAKE A TRIP TO THE REGIONS AT SCOTLAND’S SPECIALITY FOOD SHOW

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:06

In just 10 days Scotland’s only fine food and drink trade Show will open at the SEC, Glasgow, when 150 exhibitors will launch their new ranges, some will launch their companies and let buyers taste and see the fine food and drink they have to offer. This year the Show takes a trip round the regions with four regions represented, each hosting a myriad of small producers. In the far north The Shetland Islands bring their rich diverse flavours with Shetland Deli, Thule Ventus fish, Viking Mead, Lerwick Brewery and Valhalla Brewery. Back for another year are the Orkney Aisles with producers such as Westray Bakehouse, Orkney Ice Cream, Orkney Bakery and Orkney Distilling. To the east East Lothian Food and Drink will be showcasing the best from this fertile region, while Invest Northern Ireland returns with delicious Irish produce. Running from 20-22nd Jan there is still time to register for a free entry ticket but be quick as it looks set to be busy show and is run in conjunction with the biggest gift show for a decade, Scotland’s Trade Fair. Its not just a Show for buying – there are plenty of extra opportunities to grow your business. Our Seminar Theatre will be packed as we have a full schedule of experts presenting seminars and workshops on all aspects of retailing such as social media, social media photography for food, visual merchandising, maximising the tourist market, harnessing influencers, reinventing Scotland’s towns and cities, trends and how you can be a successful retailer. The seminars run from 11am until 3.30pm daily in the Seminar Theatre at the right of the Show (see attached schedule). New for 2019 is Nessies Den where in an entertaining and interactive session, five exhibitors will pitch their products to an expert panel of retailers - Nikki Castley from The Cress Company, Sue Montgomery from Ardardan Farm Shop and Emma Niven from Loch Leven's Larder and chaired by Speciality Food Magazine Editor Holly Shackleton. It will be a similar format to BBC’s Dragon’s Den, but the retailers will just be commenting on whether they deem the products to be ‘stockable’, commercial products. Don’t miss this enjoyable event at 1pm on Tues 22 Jan – Foodie Tuesday - in the Seminar Theatre. The best products in the Show will be judged and awarded on Sun 20 Jan by industry experts Alison Niven, owner of Gloagburn Farm Shop in Perthshire; Scotland’s National Chef Gary Maclean; Roots and Fruits deli and organic manager Kieran Austin and Gillian Allsop buyer from Klondyke Garden Centres. Together they will choose Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and the winning products will be on display on the centre of the Show shortly after midday. Show Director Mark Saunders said: “Scotland’s fine food and drink offering is amongst some of the best in the world. This Show gives buyers a massive choice of good quality products, great networking opportunities and the chance to expand their business skills.” Register now for your free entry ticket: https://registration.n200.com/survey/16bux9jtire6z - Ends - Note to Editors: Scotland’s Speciality Food Show– 20-22 January 2019, SECC, Glasgow Scotland’s Trade Fairs Organised by Springboard Events - Tel: 01877 385772 www.scotlandsspecialityfoodshow.com For further press information, please contact: Fenella Taylor at Fenella Taylor PR Tel: 01389 830390/ 07721 324696 Email: fenella@fenellataylorpr.co.uk

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