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The show is the artisan sector’s leading event for delicatessens, farm shops, restaurants, garden centres, food halls, butcheries and bakeries seeking the latest trends in speciality food and drink. The show will allow visitors to see products from over 450 companies with thousands of products, as well as to hear from thought leaders speaking at the Farm Shop & Deli Live Stage.
The Northern Ireland companies taking part are:
Burren Balsamics, Richhill, county Armagh, a manufacturer of natural fruit infused balsamic vinegars;
Mash Direct, Comber, county Down, a leading processor of mashed potatoes, vegetable sides and convenience dishes; and
Melting Pot, Belfast, Northern Ireland’s leading producer of a range of original and flavoured fudges and other confectionery.
All three companies are already doing business in Britain including with leading supermarkets and delis. They have also won UK Great Taste Awards, with Mash Direct winning the prestigious UK Food Manufacturing Excellence Award in 2017.
The show has been developed to meet the growing demand from consumers to know more about the origin of their food and drink. Research shows that demand for locally sourced and farmed produce continues to increase.
Picture: The Melting Pot for the Farm Shop and Deli Show in Birmingham, left, Dorothy Bittles, Cathy Johnston and Jenny Lowry, three sisters who founded the business.Back to all news
Northern Ireland’s Copeland Gin, a specialist in fruit infused craft gins, has been listed by Marks and Spencer. The top retailer has chosen Copeland’s unique raspberry and mint gin for its 18 stores across Northern Ireland – just 11 months after the launch of the company and its ‘ginfusions’.
Dairy companies in Northern Ireland are keen to grow business for cheese and butter particularly in Europe and beyond. More than 80 per cent of Northern Ireland dairy products are currently sold outside the region. Although Great Britain and the European Union remain key markets for Northern Ireland dairy products, exports outside the EU are becoming more important.
Wild Power Wheatgrass in Northern Ireland has won business with top online retailer Ocado for its award winning range of healthy wheatgrass–based drinks.
Dairy co–operative LacPatrick has unveiled a new operation in Northern Ireland that will allow it to process milk on both sides of the Irish border, especially for a growing number of customers in Great Britain. The company has seen a surge of business in Britain as food manufacturing companies there increasingly turn to local suppliers in advance of Brexit.
Cunningham’s Butchers and Food Hall in Northern Ireland has been named “UK Butchers Shop of the Year 2017” at a major event in Britain. The family–owned and managed business, which is based at Kilkeel in county Down, won the coveted title at the Farm Shop and Deli Awards in Birmingham this week.
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