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As we come up to the second half of the year, there are plenty of shows still to come, with the Farm Shop and Deli show and The Stationery Show just round the corner there is something for everyone.  We will be visiting these shows and our members at them to see how they are getting on and to see how the shows in genal are going so look out for The GA team.

FARM SHOP AND DELI SHOW – 16-18 April 2018

Experience the best quality local and regional produce, plus the latest in equipment, labelling and packaging solutions, from more than 450 outstanding suppliers over three days. Farm Shop & Deli Show will be packed with new launches, fresh industry insights and trend-setting food and drink.

Meet over 450 Suppliers - You'll meet suppliers that span the full speciality spectrum including core categories like chocolate, hot drinks, olives, condiments, meat and preserves. In addition a range of non food suppliers such as equipment, labelling and packaging.

Live event programme - Farm Shop & Deli Live is the one-stop shop for advice and information with lively seminars and debates from industry leaders.

Need Fresh inspiration for your business? Whether you're an independent farm shop, delicatessen or artisan food outlet, you can help grow your business along with your passion at the Farm Shop & Deli Show. At the show you'll find all the big ideas, innovative suppliers and exciting products you need to make 2018 a year to remember.



The London Stationery Show is a two-day stationery extravaganza featuring the biggest selection of writing and paper products from around the world in one place.

This year marks the show’s eighth and its largest exhibitor line up to date with over 150 stationery suppliers, and many more brands taking part. Featuring everything from everyday to high end, it’s easy to see what’s new and who’s new. There are a lot of exhibitors and brands at the London Stationery Show that you won’t see at other UK trade events.

If you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you. There is nothing else like it. It’s where fashion meets function.

 The London Stationery Show takes place at the stylish Business Design Centre in vibrant Islington in London. It is one of the UK’s most spectacular venues with lots of natural light and superb facilities.

It’s easy to get to via the London Underground (closest station is Angel on the Northern Line) and close to Kings Cross mainline station. It is within two miles of the City and West End.

Parking is available underneath the Hilton Islington hotel adjacent to the venue and spaces can be pre-booked to guarantee availability. Click hereto find out more.

There is full access for those with disabilities. It’s a relaxed and inspiring setting in which to do business, and look at new stationery products.


PULSE – 13-15 May 2018

At Pulse, you can find something different, unique and invaluable. Whether it's emerging designer-makers, new A/W 18/19 launches, trend forecasts, business advice, undiscovered international brands or Christmas collections ahead of the busy autumn period, Pulse is designed with your business in mind.

Cutting Edge

Pulse is home to design innovators: From our quirky collection of new designers in our Jewellery Emporium to our trail of international discovery in FOUND, Pulse is a hotbed of cutting-edge product and talent.


Curated by a panel of market-leading experts, Pulse lets you align your brand with the very best in the design world, ensuring only the finest edit of products are showcased to its audience of discerning retailers. The experts’ role is to pinpoint new and exclusive products, and highlight the very latest trends, talent and directional brands.

Inspiring Insight

Pulse has established itself as the go-to industry event for the most up-to-date retail trends, expert advice and business insight, both at the show and 365 days a year on the Pulse website.


With a reputation for style and stand-out design, Pulse is one of the most beautifully presented trade shows around. Designed with flair and delivered in the iconic home of Olympia London’s historic Grand Hall, Pulse is always a pleasure to attend.

The Gift Food Show – 5-6 June 2018

This June, The Food & Gift Show is preparing to open its doors to welcome all independent buyers from across the UK who are keen to experience the one-of-a-kind environment of this buyer-focused show.

The show will be hosted by leading independent buying group, Associated Independent Stores (AIS) and is designed specifically for independent retailers. Having cemented its place as an eagerly anticipated show by AIS members for a number of years, in June the group will also be extending their invite out to independent retailers that aren’t group members, giving the wider industry an opportunity to also realise the benefits.

This year’s Food & Gift Show will offer buyers everything they need to complete their Autumn, Winter and festive food and gift buying, all under one roof. Across an extended ground floor showroom, covering 2445 sq m, this really is a one-stop-shop for the Christmas food and gift buying season, with exhibitors featuring ranges across categories such as Gift Food, Home Fragrance, Cards & Wrap, Confectionary and Speciality Drinks.

Bringing together an exciting and meaningful exhibitor selection, relevant to the business of all independents from department stores to garden centres through to standalone gift shops, the show is anticipating over 70 exhibitors, giving visitors access to 100’s of brands. A number of exhibitors will also offer bespoke personalised ranges, tailor made for the independent market as well as tasting sessions for buyers to enjoy.


The show is well-placed for several transport links and can be found just off the M42, within a few minutes of Birmingham International rail and air links and the NEC.

AIS Members’ only show admittance is on 5th June. The show will then be open to ALL trade on 6th June.

Parking, lunch and refreshments are complimentary to all independent buyers and exhibitors.

The Food & Gift Show is exclusively for independent trade only. Once you have registered to attend you will receive an e-badge via email. Please print this and bring it with you on show day for fast track entry.






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