Innovation Challenge Awards 2018

Innovation Challenge Awards: The votes are in!

lunch! visitors were busy casting their votes today at the Innovation Challenge Awards Gallery. Their top-picks (14 in all) have now been shortlisted for the 2018 Innovation Challenge Live ‘pitching’ session, taking place at the show tomorrow (Friday) at 11.15am in Keynote Theatre 2. Exhibitors hoping their products will come away with a coveted ‘Gold Award’ […]

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Clare Clough, Pret

Speaker Q&A: Clare Clough, Pret A Manger

Our final Q&A for 2018 features Clare Clough, food & coffee director of Pret A Manger. Arrive early on Friday for her exclusive interview at the show, where she’ll share insights from Pret’s journey so far and talk about what’s next for this much-loved high street brand (10.15am, 21 September).  (more…)

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Sam Roberts, Boston Tea Party

Speaker Q&A: Sam Roberts, Boston Tea Party

Co-owner and CEO of Boston Tea Party, Sam Roberts has been at the helm of the Bristol-based café chain for the last 12 years. A new speaker for 2018, he’ll be taking part in lunch!’s Coffee Cup Debate (21 Sept) alongside Ollie Rosevear (Costa Coffee), Alan Tomlins (Small Batch Coffee Roasters) and Martin Kersh (Foodservice […]

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Martyn Clover, Tortilla

Speaker Q&A: Martyn Clover, Tortilla

Martyn Clover is Head of Food for Tortilla, makers of Californian Burrito’s and Tacos with 36 restaurants across the country. He’ll be appearing in the Head of Food Masterclass, alongside Arnaud Kaziewicz (EAT), Aggie Morrell (Pod) and Aubrey Thomson (Taylor St. Baristas).  (more…)

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Mark McCulloch

Speaker Q&A: Mark McCulloch, WE ARE Spectacular

Another popular returning speaker is Mark McCulloch, founder & CEO of WE ARE Spectacular. He’s hosting two sessions this year, including the first ever live recording of the hugely popular Spectacular Marketing Podcast at the show (22 Sept); featuring Charlotte Adams (Krispy Kreme), Romy Miller (GAIL’s Bakery’s), and Sophie Barton (SOHO Coffee Co).  (more…)

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Beth Taubner, Mercurylab

Speaker Q&A: Beth Taubner, Mercurylab

Our next Q&A features Beth Taubner, founder of NY and London-based Mercurylab. In her opening day session, she’ll be sharing strategies for UK brands looking to expand into the US, including expert analysis into selling and marketing over ‘the pond’. (more…)

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