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30
Apr
2018

Setting up at Farm and Deli Show 2018

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 30th Apr 2018 05:41

Last week we were at Farm Shop and Deli show at the NEC.  It’s an annual show, but this year was running along side Food and Drink Expo so was even larger than usual!  My husband [aka Mr Breckland] was kind enough to come over to the NEC and help me set up…..The contents of […]

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13
Jun
2017

Caffe Culture Show 2017

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 13th Jun 2017 09:36

A few weeks ago we were back down at Olympia for the final trade show of the Spring – this time Caffe Culture at Olympia.  Spring is always a bit of flurry with lots of trade shows – IFE in March, Farm & Deli Show in April and then Caffe Culture in May, so this […]

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17
Mar
2017

All set up at IFE 2017

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 17th Mar 2017 11:17

After a long time in the planning, IFE opens this sunday!  It’s a bi-annual show held at Excel, and is the largest food and drink show in the UK.  The show is HUGE….with over 1,300 exhibitors so as you can imagine its a squash and a squeeze getting everyone set up and ready to go. […]

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15
Mar
2017

Our first trade show of the year!

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 15th Mar 2017 01:37

This weekend is the start of IFE [International Food and Drink Event] at Excel. It’s the UK’s biggest food and drink exhibition and runs bi-annually.   In 2015 it attracted nearly 30,000 visitors over the 4 days, has over 1,300 exhibitors and runs across two halls in Excel….so is a bit of a giant of […]

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28
Oct
2016

Sial 2017

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 28th Oct 2016 03:22

Gulp….I had my first experience of the Sial Trade Show last week.  Its a bi-annual show held in Paris, that attracts over 150,000 visitors from over 200 countries.  Think any UK Trade Show, times it by 10 and that gives an idea of how big it was.  The show was spread over 10 halls and […]

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03
Sep
2016

Getting ready for Speciality Fine Food 2016

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 03rd Sep 2016 03:50

I’m getting ready this morning to head down to Olympia and set up for the Speciality Fine Food Fair 2016.  It’s probably the biggest trade show for the speciality food sector in the UK, and attracts visitors from across the UK as well as abroad.  It takes place from Sunday to Tuesday and is a […]

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17
Mar
2016

Getting ready for Trade Shows....

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 17th Mar 2016 03:29

We have two trade shows coming up in the next few weeks – Food & Drink Expo at the NEC [18th-20th April] and then Caffe Culture at Olympia [10th/11th May]. They are usually signposts for me early in the year that I need to get all my Marketing leaflets etc up to date.  I did […]

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15
Jan
2015

Trade Shows 2015

by hakon@brecklandorchard.co.uk on Thu 15th Jan 2015 03:52

Here’s the plan of Trade Shows that we are planning to be at this year!  I’m sure there might be a couple of additions to the list, but here’s how it looks at the moment!   JANUARY 4th-6th – East Anglian Gift Fair, Norwich JANUARY 18th-20th – Scottish Speciality Fine Food, SECC MARCH 4th-5th – […]

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06
Jun
2014

Trade Shows......Thanks for listening x

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 06th Jun 2014 03:13

I attend quite a few trade shows over the year……they are a big investment of both time and money, but generally they work well and I love meeting people face to face………..there’s some common bug-bears about Trade Shows that I’ve blogged about before. Trade Shows on the continent I believe are different in so far […]

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05
Jun
2014

Caffe Culture Show 2014

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 05th Jun 2014 06:28

Team Breckland decamped to London a few weeks back to have a stand at Caffe Culture Show.  Its a 2 day trade show aimed entirely at the coffee shop sector ….this year the organisers had given the show a different look and feel.  New colours, new signage, new fonts [I’m sad and notice these things], […]

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25
Mar
2014

Day 1 at The Farm and Deli Show 2014

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 25th Mar 2014 05:39

Yesterday was Day 1 of the Farm and Deli Show – a three day Trade Show at the NEC.  Its a pretty monster show – sharing space with Food & Drink Expo, the National Convenience Show and also Foodex [a food machinery show]……..absolutely loads to see, do, smell and of course taste! I always love […]

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13
Apr
2013

Why Trade Shows also require a good HOME Plan!

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 13th Apr 2013 14:58

I am off to the NEC this weekend for the Farm and Deli Show – it runs Sunday to Tuesday.  I’m looking forward to meeting new and existing customers of course, and to showcasing Breckland Orchard and the fabulous range of boutique soft drinks that we have here……but it also means being away from home […]

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20
Mar
2013

Cosying in at IFE 2013 at London's Excel

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 20th Mar 2013 03:42

This week Pip and I are at IFE at Excel.  It’s a bi-annual International Food Exhibition drawing exhibitors and visitors from across the world.  It’s MASSIVE – dwarfing every other trade show that we do through the year.  We’re in North Hall, where exhibitors are split by country.  Across the way there is an equally […]

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30
Aug
2012

Trade Shows this Autumn............

by admin on Thu 30th Aug 2012 01:39

We are going to be busy-busy-busy  at Breckland Orchard this September!  We are going to be at two trade shows with our lovely Posh Pop: SPECIALITY FINE FOOD  2nd – 4th September – Olympia We’ll be chatting away on stand 931.  Mike and I will be there Sunday and Monday, and then it’ll be Pip […]

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19
May
2012

Caffe Culture 2012

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 19th May 2012 05:12

We’ve been at Olympia this week at Caffe Culture – a trade show aimed at the cafe bar market.  It takes place in one of the side halls in Olympia, so its large enough to have a real variety of exhibitors, but to also have  a cosy atmophere at the same time. It was a […]

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15
May
2012

I'm a Buyer and a Seller.....just not at the same time!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 15th May 2012 03:37

Like all small business owners I wear multiple ‘hats’ and juggle multiple roles.  Sometimes I’m in selling mode [promoting my soft drinks], others I’m in ‘buying’ mode [buying products and services from other companies].  As a product based business I buy plenty of items – bottles, labels, ingredients, design, printing, accountancy services etc etc…….the list […]

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14
May
2012

The start of the craziest week ever!...........

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 14th May 2012 06:54

Wish us luck, the craziest week imaginable has just begun! We are exhibiting at Caffe Culture in Olympia this week – Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th.  Today I am getting everything ready for that……..making sure all the passes are printed, press packs, leaflets, distributor information, samples, stand etc etc!  Getting to Olympia and realising you […]

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25
Apr
2012

The Source Trade Show 2012

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 25th Apr 2012 16:08

Just back yesterday from Exeter, where Chloe and I had spent two days at the Source Trade Show 2012.  It was held at the Westpoint Exhibition Centre, just outside the city centre.  There were roughly150-200 exhibitors……..mainly from the South West, with a smattering [well about 30%] of producers from the rest of the UK. We […]

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14
Feb
2012

Trade Shows 2012

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 14th Feb 2012 03:24

We are going to be at the following Trade Shows in 2012! FEAST EAST – 2-4 March [Linton, Cambridge] IFE/FARM AND DELI SHOW – 25-27 March [NEC, Birmingham] SOURCE – 23/24 April [Westpoint, Exeter] CAFFE CULTURE – 16/17 May [Olympia, London] HARROGATE SPECIALITY – 24/25 June [Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate] SPECIALITY FOOD FAIR – 2-4 […]

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10
Jan
2012

Virginia here I come!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 10th Jan 2012 03:13

I’m ridiculously excited about heading stateside in a months time for the 27th NAFDMA Conference being held in Virginia!  NAFDMA = Networking Association for Farm Direct Marketing and Agritourism.  It’s the equivalent of a Farm Shop convention and is taking place over six days from the 11th to 16th of February. It starts with a […]

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