Artisan angle

08 August, 2008
London's Speciality & Fine Food Fair aims to bring some of the finer things in life to visitors, including a fresh focus on chocolate confectionery
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The Speciality & Fine Food Fair London, taking place at the Grand Hall at Olympia, London, will feature over 700 exhibitors, catering for everyone from delis and independent retailers to chefs and restaurateurs looking to source artisan food and drink.
The fair will feature exhibitors in soft drinks, cafés, biscuits, hot beverages and bread and baked goods sectors among others and will also be reflecting increasing consumer demand for ethically-produced and sourced products."Small producers are not only passionate about what they do, but how they go about doing it. We are seeing more and more exhibitors actively looking at ways they can support local communities, deal fairly with suppliers - especially in developing countries - avoid using unnatural ingredients and processes and lessen their carbon footprint," said exhibition director Paul MacDonald.The 15th Great Taste Awards are one of the special attractions as are the popular Fine Food and Small Business Forums. This year there will be a wider range of small producers, regional suppliers and international companies, many of which will be unveiling new products at the show. The new Speciality Chocolate Fair will be launching as part of the event where products will be showcased from manufacturers and chocolatiers supplying into the UK. Exhibitors include: The Chocolate Empire, Demarquette Fine Chocolates and Ooh La La Chocolaterie and No Nuts...Just Chocolate.



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