Out & About

All things spring at Forza Win

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Welcomed in by a friendly tabby, we entered Copeland Park in Peckham for a unique dining experience at Forza Win; the communal eating pioneers where everyone sits at the same table, pays the same price and shares the same meal.

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Who was top of the class at the VM & Display Show?

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The VM & Display show 2016 returned to its iconic home at London’s Business Design Centre last week, condensing its usual three days into a two day event that included for the first time, the BDC’s permanent gallery bays, degree show exhibition and other special features. 

We dropped in on the show to see the hottest new products, ideas, trends and technologies which are being designed to stop today’s consumers firmly in their tracks. It worked for us! With key advances in technology like holographic mannequins and motion graphic signage, some of which is still in patent stage and yet to hit the market, but firmly stealing the show nonetheless. Here were some of our favourites.

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Vallebona’s debut V2B Trade Party

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We were lucky enough to be invited down to the stylish Vallebona warehouse in Wimbledon; home to their incredible ‘cheese & meats cool room’, beautifully lit dinning space and delightful shop full of fine Italian produce, along with producers, restaurateurs, chefs, stylists and industry figures, for a intimate opportunity to network and share ideas.

Renowned for hosting events that offer “an evening designed to create an unforgettable experience with not only great food but also a great atmosphere” their first V2B party did exactly that…

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Spring Fair: The UK’s No.1 Gift & Home Trade Event

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Last week, retailers from all over Europe made their way to Birmingham’s NEC for the annual Spring Fair.

Spring Fair is the UK’s largest retail trade exhibition and where retailers go to get the low down on the latest trends while sourcing and re-stocking for the coming year. The Fair spans 14 different categories and launched a wapping 330,000 new products this year to an eager and ambitious audience. The biggest trend I saw? All things British!

Get ready to roll out the red carpet, the time is now for British brands and British products!!

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World Cheese Awards – BBC Good Food Show

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For years now, WBC has been a big supporter of the Guild of Fine Food. From our shared collaborations at the annual Speciality & Fine Food Fair and the Harrogate Fine Food shows, to our partnership in running the Guild Retail Cheese Training Courses in the WBC showroom; it goes without saying we love The Guild! So when I was asked by Director John Farrand to participate as a judge in this year in the World Cheese Awards I was honoured.

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