William Reed, the organisers of the UK Food & Drink Shows, have announced that the event will be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. Three events - the National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show, and Food & Drink Expo - were due to take place in early July. William Reed have now moved the events to April 2022.
The food shows, hosted at the NEC in Birmingham, feature the grocery, specialist retail, wholesale and food service sectors. It gives retailers a chance to exhibit new products, foster relationships with other firms and potential customers, and discuss issues in the industry.
Andrew Reed, a managing director at William Reed, said:
“We’re devastated to have had to postpone the shows once again but ensuring the safety of exhibitors and visitors has always been our number one priority. Whilst we’d put every possible measure in place to ensure the shows could go ahead in a safe environment, factors beyond our control have unfortunately meant that we could not, in good faith, run the shows in July of this year.
I want to personally thank our exhibitors, visitors and my incredible team for doing all they could to make this happen. We remain committed to supporting this fantastic industry and look forward to running these shows in 2022 and 2023 at full capacity.”