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Greggs, Caffè Nero, KFC, Tortilla, GAIL’s Bakery & Pod join lunch! Keynote line-up

Caffè Nero’s head of food & beverage Hannah McKay, Greggs’ head of category David Ross, KFC’s innovation director for the UK and Ireland Jack Hinchcliffe, GAIL’s Bakery’s marketing director Romy Miller, Tortilla’s head of food Martyn Clover, and Pod’s head of food Aggie Morrell, are the latest high-profile additions to this year’s free Keynote line-up […]

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Julian Metcalfe OBE, founder of itsu

itsu and Pret founder Julian Metcalfe confirmed for exclusive lunch! 2018 Keynote

Julian Metcalfe OBE, founder of Asian-inspired, healthy food outlet itsu and co-founder of high street stalwart Pret A Manger, is confirmed for a headline Keynote interview at lunch! 2018 on 20 September at London ExCeL. One of Britain’s most successful food-to-go entrepreneurs, Metcalfe says he’s delighted to be speaking at the show for the first […]

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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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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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UK’s food-to-go sector ‘Out at lunch!’ this week

Celebrating a decade at the heart of the UK’s food-to-go sector, lunch!’s special 10th anniversary show is set to welcome over 6,000 attendees when doors open at ExCeL London later this week, on 21-22 September. Key buyers and decision makers from many of the UK’s leading food-to-go operators and retailers, contract and travel caterers, wholesalers, […]

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lunch! Innovation Challenge Gallery

Innovation takes centre stage at lunch! 2017

lunch! visitors heading to ExCeL London next week, on 21-22 September, will be able to source more new food-to-go innovations than ever.  Its tenth anniversary show, featuring an unprecedented 335 exhibitors, is now its biggest in every respect – with a record number of entries confirmed for its annual Innovation Challenge Awards. The awards, which […]

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