Scotland’s Speciality Food Show is set to return at the SEC, Glasgow, next year on 22-24 Jan 2023.
The event is set to demonstrate an array of new products, from 120 food and drink producers, and new initiatives, from shortbread to craft gin, and from pies to sweeties from around Scotland and beyond.
SRFDA will be in attendance and Director Antony Begley will once again be hosting a Nessie’s Den session allowing Scottish producers to pitch their products to an expert panel.
New to the show for 2023 will be The Sweetie Jar with traditional sweets, NEST Selected Greek products, Persie Gin from Perthshire, Walk Wark Farm Pies from Aberdeenshire and The Bottled Baking Company, Rural Foodies from Wales and Kinnaird Kitchen from Angus.
What’s more, Tastes of Orkney and Food from Argyll will be hosting large stands exhibiting innovative products.
In addition, the Talking Shop segment will help producers develop business skills, with an array of panel discussions and masterclasses from Digital Boost, Visit Scotland, Loves Local and packaging and design experts.
Nessie’s Den will also be there to entertain emerging suppliers showcasing their products to respected retailers in a light-hearted session.
Finally, the Best Product Awards from the show will be judged by leading food retailers, restauranteurs and supermarket buyers and the winners will be displayed in the heart of the event.
“One thing Scotland’s Speciality Food Show always offers is a wide variety of innovative products from around the land,” Show Director Mark Saunders said.
“So whether you’re after biscuits, unusual spirits, ice cream, savoury sauces or a traditional jam, there will be something there for every buyer. Large stands from the country’s food distributors are another focus of originality as they will showcase products from any number of small producers.”