Meet the Maker (Live)
Date: 19 January 2021 - 21 January 2021
Series of online events from Delishops and Speciality Fine Food Fair.
As per the format last September, the live stream will be hosted by Delishops founder Charlie Turnbull, with 12 events running each day every 30 minutes from 09.30 providing buyers with the opportunity to directly connect with the producer, request samples, identify new trends and of course, ask questions specific to their business. The Delishops Meet the Maker initiative will provide an interactive forum to access 45 producers and review 100s of products to help plan new stock introductions for the months ahead. For 2021, the programme includes three key themes: Something New; Sustainability and Gifting Ideas. Producers featuring in the Something New category must have been trading for no longer than two years and be able to showcase a new range of at least three products that are about to launch or have been launched since September 2020. Participants in the Sustainability segment must be capable of demonstrating one or more of the following sustainable practices: low carbon footprint for the product and or its packaging; refill products, responsible or low impact sourcing of ingredients. The Gifting and Non-Food section will focus on products ideally placed to enable retailers to diversify their gifting and non-food offering.