Scotland's Producers Head to London

Scotland's Producers Head to London

For the ninth consecutive year, 16 of Scotland's fantastic food and drink producers are heading to London for Speciality & Fine Food Fair, held from the 3 - 5 of September.

Date:

Fri, 01 Sep 2017

Source:

SF&D

Taking place at Olympia during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, the trade show for local, regional and artisan food and drink producers will see exhibitors, buyers and visitors flock to the Fair over the three days.

This year, we welcome the arrival of seven new producers on the Scotland a Land of Food and Drink pavilion. In addition to ELJ Drinks and Succulento who feature in the Scotland Food & Drink Small Producer area, Luss Smokehouse, Orkney Creamery, Pea Green Boat, Quirky Gift Company and The Farmers Son are also exhibiting for the first time.

Currently Scottish food and drink accounts for 5-10% of speciality sales in London and the South East and this figure continues to grow. Retailers, caterers and wholesalers, want to sell more high quality, innovative, unique, artisanal products with strong provenance, and Scottish food and drink satisfies this need and demand from consumers for high-end goods. 

Trade exhibitions are an important part of companies’ sales strategy and presenting under the Scotland a Land of Food and Drink pavilion is highly valued by exhibitors. The strong regional presence enables companies to showcase their products and businesses to a wide range of UK and international buyers from a number of speciality sectors in one place. This is an opportunity that would not have been possible in other circumstances.

Stephanie Pritchard, Access to Markets Manager at Scotland Food & Drink who organises the pavilion said:

“It is fantastic to see so many new faces on our pavilion this year. We are delighted to be featuring producers from Orkney to the Scottish Borders and everything in between.  Exhibitors will be showcasing a range of traditional baked goods, charcuterie and smoked fish, alongside more innovative condiments, ice cream and chocolate - the pavilion has something for everyone.

“Scotland’s producers rightly have a strong reputation and we are looking forward to a busy show. I am confident that the visitors, buyers and key decision makers will be impressed by what our exhibitors have to offer.”

Rupert Laing, Shortbread House of Edinburgh Ltd said:

“Speciality & Fine Food Fair is one of the key events in our business calendar and we look forward to it every year. London is an important market for Scottish producers and being part of the Scotland a Land of Food and Drink pavilion helps to showcase the wonderful selection of products the country has to offer.”

 

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