From gourmet popcorn to superfood salads, from organic soups to Bombay mix chocolate buttons, this year’s lunch! show boasts hundreds of food-to-go innovations from three hundred exhibiting companies.
An essential visit for thousands of trade buyers from across the UK’s retailing, hospitality, snacking, convenience, and catering sectors, the multi-award winning show returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 23rd and 24th September.
Recognised by the world’s top chefs, Cuisine Solutions Europe is the authority on sous-vide – the innovative slow-cooking technique that they pioneered, perfected and popularised. Exhibiting for the first time at a UK show, they will be demonstrating how their ‘precise time and temperature technology’ can benefit lunchtime retailers with a new 58 hour cooked medium rare beef. They will also be holding a prize draw during the show.
New for this year, and unveiled for the first time at lunch!, visitors can enjoy the first look at new bakery brand Whisk & Pinny – exclusively from Freshfayre Chilled Food Specialist. Handcrafted by family bakers, this premium range of indulgent treats has been specially created to tempt customers and drive sales. With all the favourite bakes – ranging from cakes, cookies, bars and muffins – to strong branding and POS solutions, operators will have everything they need for their grab and go bakery.
Consett Popcorn Company is launching a brand new gourmet popcorn brand with instant 'shelf appeal' and an affordable price tag at lunch! The five new flavours in the range are available in retail single serve packs that show their authentic kitchen cupboard ingredients. New own label options are now also available.
lunch! 2014 will feature three hundred exhibiting companies showcasing food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technology solutions. Show features include the Working lunch! Keynote Theatre, Innovation Challenge Live, Innovation Challenge Showcase, and the British Smoothie Championships. To register for a free trade pass, visit www.lunchshow.co.uk.
Last year the Great Taste Deli was a honeypot for buyers so this year it has been extended and there will be more tastings over the course of the three days at Speciality & Fine Food Fair at London Olympia on 7th to 9th September.
The most important show in the calendar for buyers of speciality food and the producers who make it, Speciality & Fine Food Fair is a hive of activity over three days with the world’s finest food and drink on offer. One of the most respected logos at the show is round, black and gold with stars emblazoned on it – the Great Taste logo.
John Farrand, MD of the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of Great Taste, says, “We had such a great response from buyers and producers last year that the Great Taste Deli has gone big this year! With many more producer tastings taking place and much more space to display Great Taste award-winning products. We are most grateful to www.wbc.co.uk for supporting us again and for allowing us to showcase its latest range of BRIX modular display system."
Buyers, producers, chefs and everyone working in the speciality food trade is welcome to drop by the Great Taste Deli to taste some of the 3-star Great Taste winners and on Tuesday 9th September. Plans are afoot to have the Great Taste Supreme Champion product on the Great Taste Deli, offering visitors to the show an opportunity to taste the very top product of Great Taste 2014.
Part of the Harland Systems Group, Cobalt Systems provide print and apply excellence.
New feature rich Cobalt Nexus Printer Applicators are backed by a comprehensive three year warranty on component and consumable parts. The advanced functionalities include...
Label formats and data stored locally – an integrated colour touch HMI has label print software and stores a full product database.
Barcode quality verification on print – Sentinel onboard for barcode verification during print cycle and post application validation
Improved Operation & Support – advanced web control and intelligent liner rewind. Connected for remote diagnostics, service monitoring and active adjustments from behind a desk
Join the Cobalt Systems team at the PPMA Show for a demonstration.
Cobalt House, Arden Square, Crewe Business Park, Crewe CW1 6HA
Tel: +44(0)1270 539800
Established in 1988, Atwell’s have grown over the years to be the UK’s leading independent supplier of self-adhesive labelling systems. Atwell systems are engineered to be easy to operate whilst being reliable and efficient.
Atwell invest a considerable amount of time and energy into understanding their customers’ needs so they can support them to the best of their ability, combined with a program of system development and re-investing in the future. Atwell build label applicators to suit pretty much any environment and application, including one off bespoke machines incorporating fully programmable IP55 & IP65 label heads available for the UK and export marketplace.
For more information, visit the new website at www.labeller.co.uk and see why Atwell’s are the country’s leading independent supplier in their field.
Tel: 01444 239970
Technical Helpline: 01444 237804
Adpak Machinery Systems are recognised as one of the leaders in packaging technology. Standard shrink wrapping machinery installations are their bread and butter and their reputation for these systems is well respected within the industry. Adpak deal in both new and second hand machinery, and provide full after sales back up for all systems sold.
The speciality of Adpak, however, is in applying the latest technology and innovations to unusual and sometimes difficult packaging problems that arise due to the changing nature of today’s consumer market. All their machines, such as the new BP600 sleevewrapper, offer the versatility and reliability that has become Adpak’s trademark.
Adpak's pioneering involvement within the packaging industry over the last few years has led to a long list of satisfied clients – large, medium and small.
Tel: 01282 601444
Brewfest, from London-based craft brewer Meantime Brewing, is returning this August with their event celebrating modern craft beer and brewing.
Meantime’s BrewFest will take place over three days - from Saturday August 23rd to Monday August 25th - at The Old Brewery, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
The event will feature three main bars, representing craft beer from the UK, America and the rest of Europe. Over 150 different beers will be on offer, from rare speciality brews through to firm favourites. Londoners will be able to sample a wide variety of different craft beers and experts will be on hand to suggest beer and food pairing options.
The Meantime Beer Tank will be in presence throughout the weekend, whilst live music performances will create background ambience and tutored beer and cheese tastings will be on offer in the Old Brewery main room in the evenings.
Richard Myers, Marketing Director at Meantime says: “We started Brewfest as a celebration of the international craft beer scene – showcasing the quality beers and brewers that have helped turn around the fortunes of the beer category. The second annual event in May was such a success that we’ve decided to hold the event twice this year.”
“Our aim is to bring different styles and flavours from around the globe into one place for people to enjoy, in a relaxed environment. The beer scene in London has never been stronger and it’s modern craft that is driving this revival. BrewFest is our way of celebrating.
“Meantime’s BrewFest is designed as a coming together of people who have a thirst for a more a premium product and who already enjoy flavoursome beer. There has probably never been a time when a greater number of diverse beer styles have existed and our accredited sommeliers will be on hand to talk through the styles, tastes and flavour profiles of over 150 different beers.”
Speciality & Fine Food Fair will be putting food wastage to valuable use - feeding people in crisis. The Fair has teamed up with The Trussell Trust, who will be running a food collection service during the three days of the Fair, so that foodbanks close to Olympia Grand will benefit from any leftover goodies.
The Trussell Trust runs the UK’s largest network of foodbanks, providing nutritionally-balanced emergency food and support to people in need. The Trussell Trust foodbanks supported over 900,000 people with emergency food parcels in 2013/14, of which over 300,000 were children.
Helen Franks, Corporate Partnership Manager at The Trussell Trust, says, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the SFFF and receive speciality food from this event. This food will be given to people in a crisis who will value the addition of high quality food in their emergency food parcel. It will provide a real boost when people feel low - so thank you."
Soraya Gadelrab, Event Director, says, "Food wastage is one of the most alarming issues that our country is faced with. Every year, millions of tons of food is chucked out with the rubbish. Farming and food production is a process of intense time, energy and passion and to see the end product wasted just makes no sense - particularly when there are so many people living below the poverty line in the UK. This simple act of recycling at the Fair will hopefully benefit the lives of hundreds of people - something that the speciality food sector should take great pride in."
The Speciality & Fine Food Fair takes place on 7th to 9th September at Olympia Grand, London and for more information, visit www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk.
Insight 2014, the fifth annual mobile enterprise conference and charity event organised by Peak-Ryzex will take place on 24th and 25th September in Chippenham.
To reflect how mobile technology is transforming the way organisations operate and do business, this year’s conference theme is “Enterprise Mobility: The Unstoppable Wave”. The event aims to help delegates keep up with technological developments and how they can be harnessed to gain a competitive edge.
The Insight events typically attract visitors from a range of industries including retail, manufacturing, transport and logistics, utilities and field services/engineering/maintenance. Delegates include IT directors, business analysts, project managers and consultants looking at learning how to address the growing challenge of managing a mixed mobile device estate, share experiences with peers and meet with mobile technology suppliers under one roof.
The exciting conference programme opens with a keynote presentation by Kim Gasson of BT Global Services who will discuss “The Internet of Everything” and how to prepare and optimise the new flood of data that these connected devices will generate. The programme includes a case study presentation from TNT Express about how the organisation manages more than 10,000 mobile devices and how they are used to drive customer service improvements.
Simon Stehle from Aebi Schmidt Holding AG will discuss how the company has mobilised its SAP plant maintenance and customer service system for its field based service technicians to create their own service orders. Vincent Rice from British American Tobacco will share how implementing a SAP Track and Trace solution with the assistance of Movilitas Consulting to mobilise SAP and integrate auto ID has enhanced the security of the company’s supply chain.
To round off the programme, Marilyn Prestney-Archer and Selen Djemal from EDF Energy will host a question and answer session on “Global Mobility Deployment”. Jon Bilbrough from the Environment Agency will then discuss “Fieldforce Work Scheduling and Mobile Working".
Delegates also have the opportunity to tour the Peak-Ryzex facility and learn how the company’s quality processes, technology and people make it the leading specialist in Managed Mobility Services in Europe. Peak-Ryzex’s partners including Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, Zebra Technologies, QCom, Toughshield, Datalogic, Motion Computing and Wavelink will form part of the exhibitor showcase.
Damian Penney, Managing Director, Peak-Ryzex, says, “Insight is a great opportunity for our customers to learn new ideas and tips from experts and build relationships in a relaxed environment. Year on year the event has developed and from feedback we know it provides a useful medium that helps our customers to keep abreast of the many technological advancements that can benefit their organisations." For further information, last year’s video and registration, visit www.insightconference2014.com.