The newly rebranded Speciality Food & Drink Show will take place from 21 to 23 January 2024 at the SEC in Glasgow.
Formerly Scotland’s Speciality Food Show, the updated name reflects the increasing number of producers offering both food and drink, and the organisers hope the new branding will attract innovative drinks producers to the event.
The show’s Launch Gallery for new, young companies is almost full. With a wide range of products from dips to oat milk, coffee to hemp, it will feature companies such as Pochle (Incholm Distilling), MYXD Scottish Cocktails, Little Birdie Coffee, Three Robins oat milk and the D!P club among a number of launch exhibitors.
There will also be several regional food and drink stands, including a large one from Orkney.
The show will be a key event for farm shops, delis, tourist shops, cafés, restaurants and fine food shops to seek out new products and re-connect with existing suppliers.
Mark Saunders, Show Director, said: “It is clear that trade shows play a key part in the buying programme for food shops, hospitality and retail outlets. They want to meet the suppliers face to face, look, feel and taste the products and ensure they are sourcing the best stock for their shops.
“This show offers this in a creative and welcoming environment and so attracts a wide range of suppliers. Our show in January promises to offer innovative, delicious products and a host of added extras to interest buyers. Make sure the date is firmly in your diary!”
Callum Nimmo, Tesco local food buyer, has previously attended the show and was “blown away” by the variety of suppliers.
He said: “I found it particularly interesting speaking to owners and brand ambassadors to learn about their company and products straight from the source and to hear their ambitions for the future. I would highly recommend the event to any buyer in the food industry as there is something to inspire everyone.”