Press Clippings


lunch! in the press

Below is a sample of the type of media coverage that lunch! has received to date. To view the full articles, please click on the links below.


Cost Sector Catering – November 2016

lunch! show.  Better and Better

The UK’s dedicated food-to-go show, lunch!, heads to ExCeL London for its tenth anniversary in 2017, with organisers claiming it is set to b even better.

[link reproduced with permission from Cost Sector Catering – www.costsectorcatering.co.uk]


Cafe Culture magazine – November 2016

lunch! – review

The UK’s appetite for food-togo has never been bigger and it’s still growing. That was the message from this year’s lunch! show event which welcomed 6,204 key buyers and decision makers from across the food-to-go sector to its ninth annual edition..

[link reproduced with permission from cafe culture magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


Eat Out Magazine– 28 September 2016

lunch! show heads to EXCEL FOR 2017

Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining Group, has said that the group will look to acquire more brands and sites to scale its business.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.


Foodservice Equipment Journal – 27 September 2016

Casual Dining Group CEO suggests repeat of La Tasca acquisition

Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining Group, has said that the group will look to acquire more brands and sites to scale its business.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


Foodservice Equipment Journal – 23 September 2016

MARKET INSIGHT: Head honchos from CDG, Pret, Tossed and Welcome Break talk business

The lunch! show was packed with high quality speakers giving hints and tips and an exclusive insight into the foodservice sector, as well as the latest on some of the biggest names in the industry, including CDG, Pret, Tossed and Welcome Break.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


Foodservice Equipment Journal – 22 September 2016

Brexit fails to deter Luke Johnson from future restaurant investments

Britain’s impending exit from the European Union will not deter industry legend Luke Johnson from investing in UK restaurant businesses, the serial entrepreneur said yesterday.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


Foodservice Equipment Journal – 22 September 2016

Branded chains face seeing lunch trade cannibalised

The competition to attract consumers for lunch out-of-home (OOH) has become “more intense than ever”, research firm NPD declared yesterday.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


Foodservice Equipment Journal – 22 September 2016

LIVE UPDATES FROM LUNCH! 2016: What the big industry names have to say

Today is the second and final day of lunch! at the Business Design Centre in London and FEJ will be reporting live from the show.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


OOH Magazine – September 2016

lunch! 2016

ooh-magazine-cover-seplunch! the UK’s biggest The lunch! returns to London, with an incredible array of speakers from the likes of Tossed, Pret A Manger and Costa Coffee.

[Reproduced with permission from OOH – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Fine Food Digest– September 2016

Food-to-go show is good to go (show preview) (pg. 77)

The lunch! show returns to London’s Business Design Centre for its ninth instalment.

[link reproduced with permission from Fine Food Digest – www.gff.co.uk]


Food & Drink International- September 2016

lunch! 2016

food-drink-international-front-coverlunch! the UK’s biggest The lunch! returns to the Business Design Centre in London 21-22 September.

[Reproduced with permission from Food & drink International – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Quick Bite Magazine- September 2016

What’s not to be missed at lunch! 2016

quick-bite-front-coverlunch! the UK’s biggest and multi-award winning show for the food-to-go trade, returns to he Business Design Centre, in London, on September 21-22.

[Reproduced with permission from Quick Bite News – www.quickbitemagazine.co.uk]


Sandwhich & food to go news – September 2016

What’s new at lunch! (part preview)

sandwhich-food-to-go-magaizne-front-coverThis year’s lunch! show is definitely not one to be missed, with a fantastic showcase of new products and an unrivalled opporunity to hear top speakers at seminars. It returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 21-22 September. Here are some of the new launches (only viewing pgs 41-42).

[Reproduced with permission from Sandwich & food to go news – www.sandwich.org.uk]


Tuco – September 2016

It’s lunch! time

tuco-front-coverlunch! the UK’s biggest and multi-award winning show for the food-to-go trade – returns to the Business Design Centre (BDC) in London on 21st – 22nd September 2016.

[link reproduced with permission from Tucoo – www.tuco.org]


Cost Sector Catering – September 2016

Big names sign up

cost-sector-catering-front-coverA steller line-up of food-to-go industry leaders have agreed to speak at this year’s lunch! show at the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 September 2016.

[link reproduced with permission from Cost Sector Catering – www.costsectorcatering.co.uk]


Cafe Culture Magazine – September 2016

Time for lunch! 2016 (PREVIEW)

cafe-culture-sep-2016-front-cover£16.1bn – that’s the value IGD analysts say the UK’s food to go market is set to reach by the end of 2016, with sales up nearly 7% from 2015. Food to go has never been more popular, and café and coffee shop operators looking to take advantage of this significant growth will find plenty of new product innovations and fresh industry insights at lunch! 2016.

[Reproduced with permission from Cafe Culture Magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


Cafe Culture Magazine – September 2016

Lots to see and learn at lunch!

cafe-culture-sep-2016-front-coverThe UK’s multi-award winning food-to-go trade show returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 21 and 22 September, with over 350 exhibiting companies showcasing a wealth of new food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technologies.

[Reproduced with permission from Cafe Culture Magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


Cost Sector Catering – 19 September 2016

Grab & go market offers ‘biggest growth opportunity’ – bartlett mitchell founder says

The grab & go market is the biggest growth opportunity for operators, according to Bartlett Mitchell executive chairman, Wendy Bartlett.

[link reproduced with permission from Cost Sector Catering – www.costsectorcatering.co.uk]


OOH Magazine – 13 September 2016

lunch! Keynotes confirmed

The full keynote seminar line-up for lunch! has now been confirmed. A raft of high-profile brands – including Starbucks, Leon, bartlett mitchell, Pret A Manger, Costa Coffee, Welcome Break, EAT., Tossed, Benugo, and Rapide by Café Rouge – are preparing to share their expertise with over 6,000 visitors from across the food-to-go sector.

[link reproduced with permission from OOH magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Hotel F&B – September 2016

It’s lunch! time

We preview the popular food-to-go trade show as it returns in September.

[Link reproduced with permission from Hotel F&B – www.hotelfandb.co.uk]


Wholesale News – August 2016

Innovation is back on the menu at lunch! 2016 – and it’s free!

lunch!- the trade event for the UK’s multi-billion pound food-to-go market, is back next month with its biggest edition yet.

[link reproduced with permission from Wholesale News – www.wholesalenews.co.uk]


Foodservice Equipment Journal – 29 August 2016

BUYERS’ GUIDE: Sneak preview of catering equipment innovations at lunch! 2016

The Lunch! trade show takes place on September 21-22. Here’s our sneak preview of the catering equipment being showcased this year for buyers planning to head to the Business Design Centre in London.

[link reproduced with permission from Foodservice Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


Catering Insight – 26 August 2016

Lunch! show plays host to equipment reveals

The lunch! Exhibition has released its first preview of the new catering equipment and technology being showcased this year.

[link reproduced with permission from Catering Insight – www.cateringinsight.com]


Cost Sector Catering – 26 August 2016

Record number of innovations expected at lunch! Show 2016

Gourmet truffle crisps, gluten-free Calzones, artisan deli rolls, popcorn bars, mince pie flapjacks, and plant-based puds – are just some of the new innovations on display at lunch! 2016.

[link reproduced with permission from Cost Sector Catering – www.costsectorcatering.co.uk]


Natural Products – September 2016

Food Focus Healthy Lunch & Snacks

Natural Products - Sep 2016Natural and organic brands will be out in force at this month’s lunch! show (21-22 September, Business Design Centre). The show, which is the UK’s leading contemporary food-to-go event, is the perfect place to go ‘shopping’ for natural and organic catering products for your cafe or lunch and snacking fixture.

[link reproduced with permission from Natural Products – www.naturalproductsonline.co.uk]


British Baker – 18 August 2016

Lunch! proves irresistible to Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan, the award-winning supplier of dough-based products, will be focusing on its handcrafted Focaccia Romana at this year’s Lunch! exhibition.

[link reproduced with permission from British Baker – www.bakeryinfo.co.uk Copyright William Reed Business Media]


b&i catering – August 2016


lunch! keynotes announced

b&i august 2016 - front coverCaroline Cromar, group director of food at Pret A Manger, Vincent McKevitt, MD of Tossed, and Rod Mckie, CEO of Welcome Break, are among the first big name speakers to be confirmed for this year’s lunch! food-to-go trade show.

[Reproduced with permission from b&i Catering –www.bandicatering.co.uk]


Street Zine – 10 August 2016

Starbucks, leon, bartlett mitchell, and Costa Coffee to host keynotes at lunch! 2016

With its full Keynote seminar line-up now confirmed, a raft of high-profile brands – including Starbucks, LEON, bartlett mitchell, Pret A Manger, Costa Coffee, Welcome Break, EAT., Tossed, Benugo, and Rapide by Café Rouge, are preparing to share their expertise with over 6,000 visitors from across the food-to-go sector at next month’s lunch! trade show.

[link reproduced with permission from Streetzine – www.streetfoodnews.co.uk]


Edge Magazine – July 2016

lunch! 2016: First Keynotes announced

Rod McKie, CEO of Welcome Break, Caroline Cromar, group director of food at Pret A Manger, and Vincent McKevitt, MD of Tossed, are among the first big name speakers to be confirmed for this year’s lunch! food-to-go trade show.

[link reproduced with permission from Edge Magazine – www.edgemagazine.org]


Catering Insight – 20 July 2016

Supplier trio signs up for Lunch

The 2016 edition of the food to go specialist sector exhibition, Lunch, has released its initial exhibitor list.

[link reproduced with permission from Catering Insight – www.cateringinsight.com]


Eat Out Magazine – 20 July 2016

Exhibitor list announced for lunch! 2016

lunch! has released an initial exhibitor list for its 2016 event, which takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on September 21st-22nd.

[link reproduced with permission from Eat Out Magazine – www.eatoutmagazine.co.uk]


Streetzine – 19 July 2016

lunch! unviels its exhibitor list

lunch! has released an initial exhibitor list for its 2016 event. The UK’s multi-award winning food-to-go trade show returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 September, with over 350 exhibiting companies showcasing a wealth of new food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technologies.

[link reproduced with permission from Streetzine – www.streetfoodnews.co.uk]


FMCG Magazine – 13 July 2016

lunch! 2016: First Keynotes announced

Rod McKie, CEO of Welcome Break; Caroline Cromar, group director of food at Pret A Manger; and Vincent McKevitt, MD of Tossed have been confirmed to speak at the lunch! food-to-go trade show, which takes place on 21-22 September 2016 at London’s Business Design Centre.

[link reproduced with permission from FMCG Magazine – www.fmcgmagazine.co.uk]


The Caterer – 13 July 2016

Keynote speakers confirmed for lunch! food-to-go trade show

Rod McKie, CEO of Welcome Break; Caroline Cromar, group director of food at Pret A Manger; and Vincent McKevitt, MD of Tossed have been confirmed to speak at the lunch! food-to-go trade show, which takes place on 21-22 September 2016 at London’s Business Design Centre.

[link reproduced with permission from The Caterer – www.thecaterer.com]


OOH Magazine – November 2015

OOH-Magazine---November-2015-1lunch! welcomes over 6,000 attendees

Food-to-go buyers from across the UK demonstrated their appetite for lunch! recently, with the multi-award winning trade event for the food-to-go sector enjoying another successful edition.

[Reproduced with permission from OOH Magazine –www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Food & Drink Technology – 20 October 2015

ROUND-UP: Shelf Life – Lunch! 2015 special

The 2015 Lunch! show took place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London on 24-25 September. A total of 350 exhibiting companies showcased an eclectic mix of food, drink, packaging and technology. Below is a round-up of some of the new products on show this year.

[Link reproduced from Food & Drink Technology – www.foodanddrinktechnology.com]


Cafe Culture Magazine – September 2015


cafeculturemagazinefrontcoverNew exhibitors prepare for their lunch! debut

Returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, this month on 24th-25th September, the multi-award winning trade event for the food-to-go sector will feature more new brands than ever – including some of the biggest names in the food industry.

[Reproduced with permission from Cafe Culture Magazine –www.thecafelife.co.uk]


QuickBite magazine – 22 September 2015

lunch! 2015 opens in London this week

lunch!, the multi-award winning trade event for the food-to-go sector, returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, this week at 10am on Thursday 24 September.

[Link reproduced with permission from QuickBite magazine – www.quickbitemagazine.co.uk]


Lunch Business – 22 September 2015

Exhibitors warm up ahead of competitions at lunch! show

Twinings, Cawston Press, Tri-Star Packaging, Carrs Food, Manitowoc Foodservice, and Y3K, are just some of exhibitors competing for Innovation Challenge Awards at this week’s sold out lunch! show.

[Link reproduced with permission from Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


International Sandwich & Food to Go News – September 2015

lunch-sandwich-and-food-to-goIt’s all happening at lunch!

lunch!, the multi-award winning trade event for the food-to-go sector, returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 24-25 September with 350 exhibiting companies.

[Reproduced with permission from Sandwich & Food to go news – www.sandwich.org.uk]


Speciality Food – September 2015

speciality-foodPreview: lunch! Make a date with lunch! 2015

lunch! – the multi-award winning trade event for the UK’s £6.9bn food-to-go market, is back for 2015 with its biggest edition yet.

[Reproduced with permission from Speciality Food– www.specialityfoodmagazine.com]


OOH Magazine – September 2015

OOH-Magazinelunch! 2015

lunch! – the multi-award winning trade event for the UK’s multi-billion food-to-go market – is back at the end of September with its biggest edition yet. We take a look at what’s new for 2015.

[Reproduced with permission from OOH Magazine –www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


The Caterer – 18 September 2015

lunch! 2015 to host Innovation Challenge Awards

A host of food, drink, and hospitality suppliers are to compete in the Innovation Challenge Awards at this year’s lunch! show at London’s Business Design Centre. Groups including Twinings, Cawston Press, Tri-Star Packaging, Carrs Food, Manitowoc Foodservice, and Y3K will be among those competing in the showcase and awards, across the show’s two days of 24-25 September.

[Link reproduced with permission from The Caterer – www.thecaterer.com]


Lunch Business – 16 September 2015

lunch! show opens next week

The annual event for the food to go sector returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 24th and 25th September with 350 exhibiting companies.

[Link reproduced with permission from Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


Quick Bite Magazine– September 2015


Quickbitemagazine_coverlunch! 2015 Big names flock to leading trade show

lunch! – The contemporary food to go show is back, and this year it promises to be bigger than ever with some of the leading businesses, entrepeneurs and thought leaders from the hospitality industry coming together at the Business Design Centre, London.

[Reproduced with permission from Quick Bite Magazine – www.quickbitemagazine.co.uk]


B&I Catering – September 2015

B&I-Magazine-lunch-1lunch! 2015

lunch! – The multi-award winning trade event for the UK’s multi-billion food-to-go market is back at the end of September with its biggest edition yet. We take a look at what’s new for 2015.

[Reproduced with permission from B&I Catering – www.bandicatering.co.uk]


Street Zine – 26 August 2015

New food-to-go innovations at lunch!

lunch! – the multi-award winning trade event for the food-to-go sector, has released its latest preview of exhibitor show highlights.

[Link reproduced with permission from Street Zine – www.streetfoodnews.co.uk]


British Baker (online) – 13 August 2015

Bakery executives to speak at Lunch! show

Big names from the bakery world have been announced to speak at the Lunch! trade show (24-25 September) in London.

[Link reproduced with permission from British Baker online – www.bakeryinfo.co.uk]


Food Service Equipment Journal – 13 August 2015

M&S, EAT and Caffe Nero join stellar Lunch! line-up

Big names from M&S, EAT, Pret, Greggs, Caffe Nero and Tortilla are to share their input on the foodservice industry at next month’s Lunch! exhibition, organisers of the show have announced.

[Link reproduced with permission from Food Service Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


OOH Magazine – August 2015

ooh-Desert Island dishes

In this series, we ask the great and the good of the out of home world: if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which favourite eight dishes would you choose to have with you – assuming of course that you had a kitchen and an inexhaustible supply of ingredients?

[Reproduced with permission from Out of Home magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Food & Drink International (online) – 13 August 2015

lunch! unveils line up for 2015

Some of the biggest names in food-to-go are now confirmed to speak at this year’s lunch! trade show, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London next month.

[Link reproduced with permission from Food & Drink International – www.fdiforum.net]


Specialty Food – July/Aug 2015

Speciality-Food-press-clipping--lunch!-1Make a date for lunch! 2015

The award-winning lunch! trade show returns to the Islington’s Business Design Centre on Thursday 24th September.

[Reproduced with permission from Speciality Food – www.specialityfoodmagazine.com]


Sandwich & food to go news – July 2015

Sandwhich-&-Food-to-Go-News---lunch!-1Make a date with lunch! 2015

The multi-award winning trade event for the UK’s £6.9bn food-to-go market, returns to the Business Centre in London, with 350 exhibiting companies – a 25% increase for 2015. Over 6,500 key buyers and decision makers are set to join them, when doors open on 24-25 September.

[Reproduced with permission from Sandwich & Food to go news – www.sandwich.org.uk]


Lunch Business – 17 June 2015

lunch! 2015 set to be biggest yet for £6.9bn food-to-go industry

Top buyers from EAT, Tesco, Waitrose, Brakes, Elior, Baxterstorey, and Sodexo, are among the companies that have already pre-registered to attend lunch! 2015, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 24-25 September.

[Link reproduced with permission from Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


Cost Sector Catering – 17 June 2015

lunch! 2015 set to be biggest yet for £6.9bn food-to-go industry

Top buyers from EAT, Tesco, Waitrose, Brakes, Elior, Baxterstorey, and Sodexo, are among the companies that have already pre-registered to attend lunch! 2015, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 24-25 September.

[Link reproduced with permission from Cost Sector Catering – www.costsectorcatering.co.uk]


Food Service Equipment Journal – 12 June 2015

Greggs chief to keynote as big buyers flock to show

The CEO of sandwich chain Greggs, one of the largest foodservice multiples in the UK, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the lunch! exhibition taking place later this year.

[Link reproduced with permission from Food Service Equipment Journal – www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com]


Sandwich & Snack News International – December 2014

Sandwich-&-Snack-News---December-2014-1‘The best lunch! we’ve ever had’

Renowned for attracting a who’s who of buyers from across the food-to-go sector, lunch! welcomed a record 6,215 attendees through its doors over 23-24 September.

[Reproduced with permission from: Sandwich & Snack News International – www.sandwich.org.uk]


Fine Food Business – 27 November 2014

lunch! show review

Renowned for attracting a who’s who of buyers from across the food-to-go sector, lunch! welcomed a record 6215 attendees through its doors over 23-24 September.

[Link reproduced with permission from Fine Food Business – www.finefoodbusiness.com]


OOH Magazine – November 2014

OOH---November-2014-1lunch! reports record turnout

The recently held lunch! show welcomed a record 6,215 attendees through its doors over its two days. Now in its seventh year, the sold out show featured almost 300 exhibiting companies and enjoyed a 5% increase in total unique attendees (excluding revisits), compared to 5,924 in 2013. That’s a 44% increase since 2012.

[Reproduced with permission from: Out Of Home Magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Café Culture magazine – November 2014

Cafe-Culture-Magazine---November-2014-1More make time for lunch!

Attendance was up 5% at this year’s award-winning lunch! food-to-go show, report the event’s organisers, Diversified Communications UK. Renowned for attracting a who’s who of buyers from across the food-to-go sector, lunch! welcomed a record 6,215 attendees through its doors on the 23 and 24 September.

[Reproduced with permission from: Café Culture magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


Lunch Business – October/November 2014

Lunch-Business---October-2014-1lunch time is up!

This year’s lunch! show welcomed a staggering 6,215 attendees through its doors at the Business Design Centre in Islington. We unveil the highlights.

[Reproduced with permission from: Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


Exhibition News – 6 October 2014

Diversified reports record turnout for lunch! 2014

Food-to-go show lunch! had its best-ever attendance for its latest event at the Business Design Centre in September.

[Link reproduced with permission from Exhibition News – www.exhibitionnews.co.uk]


Streetzine – 14 September 2014

Sold out lunch! show prepares for its biggest ever edition

lunch! – the UK’s premier trade event for the food-to-go market – has now sold out of all its available exhibition space at the three-floor Business Design Centre in London.

[Link reproduced with permission from Streetzine – www.streetfoodnews.co.uk]


Lunch Business – 11 September 2014

Lunch! show – sold out of exhibition space

lunch! – the UK’s premier trade event for the food-to-go market – has now sold out of all its available exhibition space at the three-floor Business Design Centre in London.

[Link reproduced with permission from Lunch Business – lunchbusiness.co.uk]


OOH Magazine – September 2014

OOH---September-2014-1lunch!

Promoting new innovations from across the food-to-go sector has won lunch! a loyal following among thousands of UK retail and foodservice buyers. Returning to London once more, this year’s show is on track to being its biggest sell-out edition yet. We take a look at what’s new for 2014.

[Reproduced with permission from: Out Of Home Magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Café Culture magazine – September 2014

Cafe-Culture-Magazine---September-2014-1lunch! Preview

Returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London (23 to 24 September 2014), is this year’s lunch! – the award-winning event for the food-to-go market. The event is on track to being its biggest sell-out edition yet, and here’s a taste of what’s on offer for café and coffee shop operators this year.

[Reproduced with permission from: Café Culture magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


Cost Sector Catering – September 2014

Cost-Sector-Catering---September-2014-1It’s Show Time

Some of the biggest names from the food-to-go sector have signed up to speak at this year’s lunch! show, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London, 23-24 September.

[Reproduced from: Cost Sector Catering – www.costsectorcatering.co.uk]


Sandwich & Snack News International – September 2014

Sandwich-&-Snack-News---September-2014-1Lunch! new products showcase

The lunch! show (23-24th September), as ever, provides a fantastic opportunity to see a huge range of new food to go products under one roof at the Business Design Centre. Here’s a selection of some of the best.

[Reproduced with permission from: Sandwich & Snack News International – www.sandwich.org.uk]


Hotel F&B – September 2014

Hotel-F&B---September-2014-1Let’s Do Lunch

lunch! returns to London once again in September. With its focus on new innovations from across the foodservice sector, this popular two-day event has garnered a loyal following among thousands of buyers and caterers from across the UK.

[Reproduced from: Hotel F&B – www.hotelfandb.co.uk]


Lunch Business – August/September 2014

Lunch-Business---August-2014-1lunch! time

Some of the biggest names in food to go have signed up to speak at this year’s lunch! show, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 23-24 September.

[Reproduced with permission from: Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


OOH Magazine – August 2014

OOH---August-2014-1lunch!

We take a look at what will be happening at the UK’s premier trade event for the food-to-go sector. With exhibition space filling up fast for the biggest ever edition of lunch!, organiser Diversified Communications UK has released its first preview of some of the new products set to make their debut this year.

[Reproduced with permission from: Out Of Home Magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Hospitality & Catering News – 18 July 2014

lunch! previews new products for 2014

Exhibition space is filling up fast for the biggest ever edition of lunch! – the UK’s premier trade event for the food-to-go sector – and organiser Diversified Communications UK has released its first preview of some of the new products set to make their debut this year.

[Link reproduced with permission from Hospitality & Catering News – www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com]


The Caterer – 16 May 2014

Lunch! named Best Trade Show at Exhibition News Awards 2014

Diversified Communications’ Lunch! show servicing the UK’s £14.9b lunchtime market has been awarded the accolade of Best Trade Show at the annual Exhibition News Awards ceremony.

[Link reproduced with permission from The Caterer – www.thecaterer.com]


Sandwick & Snack News International – December 2013

S&SN_Dec-2013-review-1lunch! show: most successful yet

The recent lunch! show proved to be the best yet, with record visitor numbers and new show highlights. Simon Ambrose reports…

[Reproduced with permission from: International Sandwich and Snack News Magazine –www.sandwich.org.uk/magazine]


Café Culture magazine – November 2013

Cafe_Culture_Nov13_p22-23-1Buyers demonstrate their appetite for lunch!

The recent food-to-go show – lunch! has reported a significant increase in attendance with some 5,929 food-to-go industry professionals visiting this very popular event..

[Reproduced with permission from: Café Culture magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


The Grocery Trader – November 2013

The_Grocery_Trader_Nov-2013Appetite for lunch!

lunch! confirmed its position as the leading trade event for the UK’s food-to-go market last week, after its sixth, and biggest, edition attracted a record 5,929 industry professionals.

[Reproduced with permission from: The Grocery Trader – www.grocerytrader.co.uk]


Peach Report (online) – 16 October 2013

Out to lunch

September’s lunch! show drew buyers and suppliers from across the on-the-move spectrum. Peach Report rounds up ten key trends in the fast-changing lunchtime sector.

[Link reproduced with permission from www.peach-report.com]


Exhibition News (online) – 3 October 2013

Visitors have increased appetite for lunch!

Diversified’s lunch! show continues to taste success with a 37 per cent increase in attendance.

[Link reproduced with permission from Exhibition News – www.exhibitionnews.co.uk]


Speciality Food magazine (online) – 3 October 2013

lunch! Attendance Increases By 37%

This year’s leading food-to-go event saw 5,929 food professionals visit London’s Business Design Centre, a large growth from 2012’s 4,314.

[Link reproduced with permission from: Speciality Food magazine – www.specialityfoodmagazine.co.uk]


Streetzine (online) – 1 October 2013

Superb lunch!

The award winning and leading food-to-go show which took place last week in London enjoyed record numbers of visitors, who were all very hungry for a spot of lunch!

[Link reproduced with permission from: Streetzine – www.streetfoodnews.co.uk]


Sandwich & Snack News International – September 2013:

S&SN_Sept-2013-dayinthelifeDay in the life of…

Marketing manager Grace Allwright is based in Brighton at the UK offices of event organiser Diversified Business Communications. Under her leadership, lunch!, the UK’s leading trade show for the food-to-go market, won Best Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Association of Event Organisers’ Awards in 2012 (having already scooped two best trade show accolades in both 2010 and 2011). This year’s lunch! returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 26-27 September. This is her day…

[Reproduced with permission from: International Sandwich and Snack News Magazine –www.sandwich.org.uk/magazine]


Organic-Market.info – 12 September 2013

UK: Organic product launches and sustainable packaging at lunch! 2013

Attendees to the lunch! trade show in London on 26-27 September will be treated to a wealth of delicious organic food and drink products.

[Link reproduced with permission from www. organic-market.info]


Catering Insight (online) – 2 September 2013

Equipment brands show appetite for £15bn lunch

Organisers of catering trade show lunch! have provided a glimpse of some of the catering equipment brands that visitors can expect to see at this year’s event.

[Link reproduced with permission from www.cateringinsight.com]


Sandwich & Snack News International – September 2013: show preview

S&SN_Sept-2013-preview-1lunch! spotlight on innovation

lunch!, the multi-award-winning trade event for the UK’s food-to-go industry, returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 26-27 September, with over 290 exhibiting companies. The following is just a taste of some of the exciting, new food-to-go innovations being introduced at this year’s event.

[Reproduced with permission from: International Sandwich and Snack News Magazine –www.sandwich.org.uk/magazine]


Food & Drink International – September 2013

Food&Drink_Int_Sept-2013-1Full of innovation

lunch! returns to the Business Design Centre, London, from 26th and 27th September, and remains the go-to show for convenience and food on the go business.

[Reproduced with permission from: Food & Drink International – www.fdiforum.net]


OOH magazine – September 2013

OOH_Sept-2013-1lunch!

The UK’s leading food-to-go trade show will return to London at the end of the month.

[Reproduced with permission from: OOH Magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Speciality Food magazine – September 2013: Show preview

Speciality_Food_Sept-2013-1Make time for lunch!

Showcasing everything from super-fresh ingredients, aromatic coffee, tasty cakes and pastries, savoury snacks and dips, to artisan breads, specialty cheeses, gourmet oils, preserves and sauces, juices, and smoothies, plus specialist equipment, packaging, and the latest technology – lunch! is dedicated to presenting an all-inclusive range of the latest new products being launched on to the market.

[Reproduced with permission from: Speciality Food – www.specialityfoodmagazine.co.uk]


Café Culture magazine – September 2013

Cafe_Culture_Magazine_Sept-Make time for lunch!

Returning to the Business Design Centre, London, on 26-27 September, lunch! 2013 – the award-winning trade event for the food-to-go market – is poised to connect thousands of food and drink buyers with (an unprecedented) 290 exhibitors. Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer for café and coffee-house operators this year.

[Reproduced with permission from: Café Culture magazine – www.thecafelife.co.uk]


Lunch Business – August/September 2013

Lunch_Business_Aug-2013-1lunch! highlights

Some of the biggest names in food to go will be taking centre stage to share their expertise at the lunch! show.

 

[Reproduced with permission from: Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


Caterer and Hotelkeeper (online) – 2 August 2013

Former Pret MD heads lunch! show line-up

By Lisa Jenkins

Consultant Andrew Walker, the former managing director of Pret A Manger, will share his observations on the competitive lunchtime market during a keynote speech at this year’s lunch! trade show.

[Link reproduced with permission from www.catererandhotelkeeper.co.uk]


Zepros.fr – 12 July 2013

lunch ! 2013 version grande taille

Le salon Lunch ! se tiendra les 26 et 27 septembre au Business Design Centre d’Islington à Londres. Plus de 15% d’exposants supplémentaires, fabricants et fournisseurs (produits alimentaires et équipements), sont d’ores et déjà annoncés pour cette 6e édition. La précédente avait accueilli 280 exposants et plus de 4 400 visiteurs. Animations, démonstrations et conférences figurent également au programme de ce salon de la vente à emporter organisé par Diversified Business Communications UK.

[Link reproduced with permission from www.zepros.fr]


Lunch Business (online) – 23 May 2013

lunch! shortlisted for best trade show award for fourth year running

lunch! – Europe’s premier trade event for the food-to-go market – has once again been shortlisted for two industry awards by the UK’s Association of Event Organisers (AEO).

[Link reproduced with permission from: Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


Café Culture – July 2012: Show preview

Latest innovations at lunch!

Having already sold out of all available exhibition space at its new three-flour venue – the Business Design Centre in Islington, London – lunch! will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with an unprecedented 228 companies.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner: Cafe Culture – http://www.cafeculturemagazine.co.uk]


Boughton’s Coffee House – July 2012

MAKING SMOOTHIES FOR PROFIT AND PRESTIGE

The annual smoothie-making contests have all been won by specialist juice bars. What can we learn from them about making the smoothie a practical and profitable part of the coffee-bar sector… and can a coffee-house take that smoothie-making title away from the juice specialists this year?

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner: Boughton’s Coffee House – www.coffee-house.org.uk]


Speciality Food Magazine (online) – July 2012

WHY ATTEND A TRADE SHOW?

Chris Brazier, event manager of lunch!, explains why attending trade shows can create real opportunities and measurable benefits for your business.

[Link reproduced with permission from Speciality Food Magazine – www.specialityfoodmagazine.com]


Sandwich & Snack News – July 2012

Milestone year for lunch!

The lunch! show celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, with a new venue, an early sell out with 225 exhibitors signed up and an Australian version on the way. Simon Ambrose talks to event manager Chris Brazier.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner: International Sandwich and Snack News Magazine – http://www.sandwich.org.uk/magazine]


CaféFuture.net – May 2012 (Germany)

London: lunch! – Fachmesse für Essen & Trinken außer Haus ist ausgebucht

Full House für Londons Fachmesse für Essen & Trinken außer Haus – der Event findet vom 20. Bis 21. September 2012 zum fünften Mal statt und verbucht einen Ausstellerrekord, so Veranstalter Diversified Communications UK.

[Cafe-future.net – www.cafe-future.net]


Food Trade Review – March 2012

lunch! nominated for Best Trade Show

lunch! – the UK’s premier trade event for the out of home food and drink industry is hoping its winning streak continues into 2012 after picking up a prestigious Best Trade Show nomination for this year’s Exhibition News awards.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner: Food Trade Review – www.foodtradereview.com]


Lunch Business – November 2011: Show Review

lunch! – A show for all appetites

The diversity of exhibitors and visitors to this year’s lunch! was testimony to the value of the show to the industry, as Catherine Chetwynd discovered.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
Lunch Business – www.lunchbusiness.co.uk]


QuickBite Magazine – November 2011: Show Review

lunch! 2011 attracts record visitors

London’s Old Billingsgate was buzzing with activity in September as 4310 industry professionals from the UK’s £11.3bn out of home food and drinks sector flocked to do business with 200 of the industry’s most innovative manufacturers and suppliers.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner: QuickBite Magazine – www.quickbitemagazine.co.uk]


Snack&Foods Magazine – November 2011: Show Review (France)

lunch! fait son show

Les 29 et 30 Septembre derniers, Londres accueillait la 4e édition du lunch! Show, le salon de la vente à emporter britannique. Snack&Foods en a profité pour faire un peu de shopping.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
Snack&Foods – www.snackfoods.fr]


Essential Café – November 2011: Show Review

Let’s do lunch!

Essential Café serves up the highlights from
this year’s lunch! exhibition.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
Essential Cafe – www.essentialcafe.co.uk]


Stand Out Magazine – October 2011

New home for Diversified’s visitor-packed lunch!

Diversified’s lunch! has announced new plans for 2012 – it’s moving from Old Billingsgate to Business Design Centre, London.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
Stand Out Magazine – www.standoutmagazine.co.uk]


OOH Magazine – October 2011

lunch! 2011 reports record-breaking show

Organiser Diversified Communications UK has reported a record 40% increase in attendance for the fourth edition of its lunch! food to go trade show.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
OOH Magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]


Essential Café – August 2011: Essential Q&A

Question Time

Chris Brazier, event manager of lunch! enjoys Chamomile Tea, Hot Chocolate and Bloody Marys, working at lunchtime and stealing his colleagues’ brownies!

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
Essential Cafe – www.essentialcafe.co.uk]


Sandwick & Snack News International – July 2011: Day in the life of…

Out and about with lunch!’s Chris Brazier

Chris Brazier is the event manager for lunch!, the UK’s only dedicated trade show for the quality lunchtime food-to-go market. Chris is based in Brighton at the UK offices of Diversified Communications, an award-winning event organiser. In his spare time he’s a budding stand-up comedian. This is his day…

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner: International Sandwich and Snack News Magazine – http://www.sandwich.org.uk/magazine]


OOH Magazine – July 2011

Diversified UK’s lunch! food to go trade show has won
Best Trade Show Exhibition – under 2,000m2 for the second
consecutive year at the Association of Event Organisers’ annual Excellence Awards
.

[Reproduced with permission from copyright owner:
OOH Magazine – www.oohmagazine.co.uk]