The Scotland, Land of Food and Drink pavilion will return for the eighth consecutive year to host a record 39 companies at this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair (4-6 September).
Fri, 02 Sep 2016
Scotland Food & Drink
A wide range of Scottish producers will exhibit on the pavilion during the show which takes place during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight (3-18 September).
This year’s pavilion welcomes the arrival of two collaborative groups for the first time. Made in Scotland's Collaborative Export Solutions will exhibit with nine producers while Seafood Scotland hosts four. In addition, the Scottish presence will feature a number of small producer stands exhibiting in a new Scotland Food & Drink Members’ Area.
Scottish exhibitors range from start-up companies Chia Tribe, Sogud and Moray Distillery to long established businesses like Walkers and third generation Equi’s Ice Cream. The stand boasts a number of award winning products from suppliers including Little Herb Farm, Gigha Halibut, Dunnet Bay Distillers and Yester Farm Dairies. The wide range of products on offer includes innovative health snacks, shellfish and smoked fish, artisan cheese, spice kits, meat, handmade dressings and cold pressed rapeseed oils.
Scotland Food & Drink’s Access to Markets Manager, Stephanie Pritchard commented: “We are delighted to host the Scotland, Land of Food and Drink pavilion at Speciality during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight and we attend for the eighth year running with a record number of 39 exhibitors, including some of our smaller producers in a dedicated space.
“Speciality & Fine Food Fair is a significant event in the calendar for companies wishing to target key trade buyers from fine food retail, catering and wholesaler sectors, while London is an important market for Scottish products. Our presence at the event showcases Scotland’s credentials as a Land of Food and Drink to buyers and we can provide the high quality and innovative products with excellent provenance they’re looking for. I am confident that the buyers, decision makers and visitors will be highly impressed by what our exhibitors have to offer at the show.”
Clare MacDougall, Trade Marketing Manager, Seafood Scotland said: “We are delighted to have a dedicated Seafood from Scotland stand on the Land of Food and Drink pavilion, where we can showcase the quality and variety of Scottish seafood to the top retail, foodservice and wholesale buyers. We have suppliers showcasing a range of products from the finest shellfish, fresh and smoked Salmon, and added value products using our first-rate Scottish whitefish. We’re looking forward to a busy show with lots of interest in the premium seafood we have on offer.”
Access to Markets is delivered with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Scotland Food & Drink’s contact throughout the show is Access to Markets Manager Stephanie Pritchard who will be available on the stand.