lunch! 2017 welcome

lunch! 2017 – show video

We’re delighted to have just had our biggest, busiest and best lunch! yet. The comments we’ve received about the incredible atmosphere at our new venue have been overwhelmingly positive – there was such a fantastic ‘buzz’ across the show floor throughout the two days. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the […]

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lunch! reports ExCeL-lent turnout for 2017

lunch! celebrated its tenth anniversary in style last week – with its biggest ever edition enjoying a record turnout for another successive year.  Over 6,300 food-to-go operators, retailers and caterers packed the aisles at ExCeL London, over 21-22 September, to see and sample the next-wave of NPD from 335 leading exhibitors. The 7% increase in […]

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Innovation Challenge 2017 – video highlights

If you missed it, here are some video highlights of the Innovation Challenge at lunch! 2017. Innovation Challenge at lunch! 2017 from Diversified UK on Vimeo. To see full details of the results, please visit: www.lunchshow.co.uk/innovation-challenge-awards-results/ 

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lunch! Innovation Challenge 2017


Four lunch! exhibitors struck gold today – winning coveted Innovation Challenge Awards at the show. Fifteen finalists (chosen by popular visitor vote yesterday from 69 entries this year) took turns to impress the judges in the live pitching session this morning. The results (announced this afternoon) saw four companies receive gold awards, six awarded silvers, […]

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lunch! Innovation Challenge 2017


lunch! visitors were busy casting their votes today at the Innovation Challenge Awards Gallery.  Their top-picks (fifteen in all) have now been shortlisted for tomorrow’s Innovation Challenge Live ‘pitching’ session, taking place at 11.15am in Keynote Theatre 1. Exhibitors hoping their products will come away with a coveted ‘Gold Award’ will need to impress this year’s judges first […]

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lunch! show opens tomorrow

This year’s lunch! exhibitors are already onsite at ExCeL London busy preparing their stands and products for the food-to-go trade showcase of the year.  Over 6,000 attendees will be joining them – including many of the UK’s biggest lunchtime operators, food retailers, and contract caterers, plus thousands of independent and multiple cafés, delis, coffee houses […]

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Alan Tomlins, Small Batch Coffee Co

Speaker Q&A: Alan Tomlins

Alan Tomlins, MD and co-founder of Small Batch Coffee Roasters, will be taking part in lunch!’s ‘Food-to-go multiples of the future’ panel on Friday 22 September.  He’ll be appearing alongside Edward Parkes, co-founder of The Gentlemen Baristas, and Frank Boltman, director of Trade, discussing how independent operators can grow their brands. How has the food to […]

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Tea and coffee products – show highlights picture gallery

The following is just a taste of the new hot and herbal drink products on show at this year’s lunch! To read the full exhibitor show highlights, please visit: www.lunchshow.co.uk/lunch-2017-food-and-drink-exhibitor-show-highlights/ and https://www.lunchshow.co.uk/new-food-go-packaging-equipment-technology-lunch-2017/ To register for a free trade ticket, please click here.

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Discover why slow growth £billion categories are providing massive innovation opportunities - Cgo Drinks

Discover why slow growth £billion categories are providing massive innovation opportunities

Written by Dr. Adrian Massey, C’go Drinks: The opportunities to satisfy consumers with innovative food-to-go propositions are endless, particularly as our lifestyles, attitudes and market conditions continue to evolve. In my previous lunch! article, on 31 August, I uncovered ‘The secret behind why ‘new & different’ products are taking over ‘tried & true’. The article described why […]

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