Still time to register for virtual trade show Delishops Discovers Live
Retailer and buyers must register and order samples by this Thursday 24th September in order to receive them in time for Delishops Discovers Live.
The trade fair-style online event has been created by retail platform Delishops and Speciality & Fine Food Fair to create an opportunity to introduce retailers and buyers to producers as a replacement for trade shows in view of current social distancing requirements.
Running from Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th September, Delishops Discovers Live will give buyers the opportunity to directly connect with 30 producers and review 100s of new products.
Starting at 9.30am each day, Delishops founder Charlie Turnbull, pictured, will host 11 events per day giving the virtual attendees the chance to request samples and ask questions relevant to their business.
“Everybody needs to research their producers and taste the products, and Delishops Discovers with Speciality & Fine Food Fair does that more conveniently than anywhere else in these COVID times,” said Turnbull.
“The event makes that important bridge between finding a product and making a personal connection with the maker. You can watch the producers being interviewed, hear their story from the horse’s mouth and you can ask questions, and, for visitors in the main interview, the producer can see the retailer too.”
For business owners and buyers interested in attending, the online platform is offering the opportunity to order samples of products set to be showcased. In order to receive samples in time for the events, prospective attendees must register and request samples by Thursday 24th September.
The interviews with producers will remain online after the three-day fair ends and interested parties can still ask questions through the Delishops virtual showroom, said Turnbull.
“The interview stays online for the retailer to catch up with afterwards, and he or she can show their sales team which will help make more sales the team makes that link to the producer as well,” he added.
The Delishops Discovers events will be recorded and posted to the Delishops online community for retailers and foodservice businesses to browse, ask questions, see full catalogues and prices and buy direct from the Delishops platform throughout the year.
To see the line-up of producers and products and a full schedule of events visit delishops.co.uk/delishops-discovers.
Founded by former deli owner Charlie Turnbull, Delishops is a uniquely interactive platform for artisan food and drink suppliers to sell products wholesale and direct to consumers. For more information check out delishops.co.uk.
Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the UK’s leading showcase of artisanal food & drink, organised by The Montgomery Group.
Read the latest edition of Fine Food Digest, including a September product showcase in collaboration with Speciality & Fine Food Fair, here.