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… next year The Food & Drink Trade Show will take place on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June 2015. Yes, the show is moving to June. The Gold Cup, Easter, May Bank and half term holidays will be over, and all that business done and in the bank. It’s the perfect time for businesses to take a breather, see what’s new out there, get stocked up for the summer season, and get ahead for Christmas – well, it does seem to come around earlier every year!
The Food & Drink Trade Show showcases a unique mix of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally. The show’s new home, The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse, was a big success this year. It’s easy to get to; it meets the increased demand for stand space, has plenty of free parking, and has all the professional facilities that a growing show needs. There was also ample space to accommodate the new and popular demonstration kitchen. The change of venue was a great move! Moving the show to June means that businesses can take advantage of the long summer days ahead to try out new specialist products on their customers, and take this mid-season opportunity to fine-tune their menus, or replace products that have been less popular, without having to wait until the off-season.
Mike Anderson, our MD, said “We are really excited about this new timing. Local businesses have told us that they want a trade show in Cheltenham that features the very best local and national food and drink. This June show is their opportunity to come and get hold of really innovative and unique products ready for the busy summer in Cheltenham. It is also a great show for finding exclusive gourmet delicacies for Christmas.”
The show’s main partners for 2015 are Taste of the West Ltd, and Heart of England Fine Foods, with support from Food & Drink Wales, Target Catering Equipment, and Gloucestershire Catering College. Why not come and join us all in June? We’re already working hard to put together a great show, and you can keep up with all the show news on this website, or follow us on twitter at @lovefinefood.