Tag archive for: lunch!

  • lunch! team reveal their favourite sandwiches

    According to a recent survey by Ginger Research (on behalf of Heinz), the average Brit will eat 18,304 sandwiches in their lifetime; with over half eating at least one sandwich a day. But what’s our nation’s favourite?  According to this latest poll it’s now the BLT.  The bacon butty, ham & cheese, cheese, and chicken & […]

    posted on September 07, 2017

  • lunch! attracts all the big names to ExCeL

    Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffѐ Nero, Co-op, WH Smiths, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group – some of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists, caterers, and retailers, are among thousands of companies preparing to visit lunch! 2017 later this month, on 21-22 September. Trade visitor pre-registrations are tracking […]

    posted on September 07, 2017

  • Pret, Tim Hortons, Tortilla, & Harris + Hoole confirmed for lunch! 2017

    lunch! has unveiled its next raft of big name Keynotes for 2017.  Will Cole, head of UK marketing at Pret a Manger, and Neil Littler, chief marketing officer at Tim Hortons – Canada’s biggest coffee chain, are among the speakers now confirmed to appear at the show, over 21-22 September at London ExCeL. With continued […]

    posted on August 14, 2017

  • Starbucks, Compass & Caffè Nero to speak at lunch! 2017

    Caffè Nero’s business development director Paul Ettinger, Compass Group’s marketing director Louise Pilkington and Starbucks’s senior innovation manager for EMEA Rachel Chatterton, are the latest additions to lunch!’s free Keynote line-up. Taking place at London ExCeL next month, on 21-22 September, the UK’s biggest food-to-go trade show will feature over 20 free business seminars in […]

    posted on August 07, 2017

  • CEOs of Greggs & EAT. join lunch!’s 10th anniversary line-up

    Visitor registration is now open for lunch! 2017, which takes place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 21-22 September. The move to ExCeL marks an exciting new development for the multi-award winning show, which is widely regarded as the premier trade event for the UK’s hugely competitive £20.2bn food-to-go market (across all day […]

    posted on June 23, 2017

  • “Unmissable, inspirational, exceptional” – lunch! 2016 wows food-to-go sector

    The UK’s appetite for food-to-go has never been bigger and it’s still growing.  That’s the message from lunch! 2016, which welcomed 6,204 key buyers and decision makers from across the food-to-go sector to its 9th annual edition last week, on 21-22 September.

    The multi-award winning show bid farewell to its Business Design Centre venue in style, with its biggest event yet securing another record turnout.  Many of the UK’s biggest food-to-go operators, food retailers, and contract caterers, plus thousands of independent and multiple cafés, coffee shops and sandwich shops were in attendance.

    Among them were well-known brands such as Abokado, AMT Coffee, Aramark, Asda, BaxterStorey, Boots, BP, Compass Group, Co-op, Costa Coffee, Debenhams, EAT, Elior UK, FCB – Artisan Espresso Bars, Gate Gourmet, Gate Retail Onboard, Greggs, Hilton, IKEA, ISS UK, itsu, KFC, Krispy Kreme, LEON, LSG Sky Chefs, Marks & Spencer, Merlin Entertainments, Morrisons, Norwegian Airlines, P&O Ferries, Patisserie Valerie, POD, Pret a Manger, Rail Gourmet, Sainsbury’s, SPAR, SSP, Starbucks, Subway, Superdrug, Tesco, Tortilla, Tossed, Virgin Trains, Waitrose, Wasabi, and WH Smith.

    “I find every visit to lunch! hugely valuable, as it really is the key event for our industry.  The special 10th anniversary lunch! at ExCeL London will be particularly exciting for buyers in the sector,” says Caroline Cromar, director of food at Pret a Manger.

    posted on September 27, 2016

  • Visitor registration opens for lunch! 2014

    Fresh from its win of Best Trade Show 2013 at the UK’s Exhibition News Awards last month, lunch!, which returns to Business Design Centre in London on 23-24 September, is looking to make headlines again with the first preview of its 2014 exhibitor list. To celebrate the show’s latest win and mark the opening of […]

    posted on May 15, 2014

  • lunch! named Best Trade Show at Exhibition News Awards 2014

    Diversified Communications’ lunch! show – the leading trade event for the UK’s £14.9bn lunchtime market – has added another industry title to its mantle after winning Best Trade Show at the annual Exhibition News Awards ceremony last month. lunch! triumphed in the hotly-contested Best Trade Show category ahead of Speciality & Fine Food Fair, The […]

    posted on May 01, 2014

  • lunch! shortlisted for Best Trade Show award for fourth year running

    lunch! – Europe’s premier trade event for the food-to-go market – has once again been shortlisted for a pair of prestigious industry awards by the UK’s Association of Event Organisers (AEO). The recently announced nominations see lunch! up for its fourth consecutive Best Trade Show Exhibition (under 2,000sqm) Award – an accolade that the event […]

    posted on May 22, 2013