Some 325 delegates attended the British Sandwich Association’s Taste conference and exhibition, held in London last week.

Speakers at the event included Marks and Spencer’s food technologist David Balmer, Tim Nicholas of market research company TNS and consultant Nellie Nichols.

The delegates shared information from the latest TNS sandwich report for the year to August 13, which showed the value of commercial sandwich sales was up 8.9% to £4.6bn for the year.

The top three filings were chicken salad, egg and cress and chicken & bacon.

A sausage sandwich competition at the show, run by the British Pig Executive, was won by Fresh Organics’ Best of British Sandwich.