Business was done at SHOP, says organiser

Garret Buckley, Expo Events, Loretto Kiernan, The Blue Haven Food Company, and Trevor Sargent, Minister of State, Department of Agriculture
Garret Buckley, Expo Events, Loretto Kiernan, The Blue Haven Food Company, and Trevor Sargent, Minister of State, Department of Agriculture

This year's SHOP expo in the RDS, Dublin, proved very successful for visitors and exhibitors, according to organiser Expo Events

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16 November 2009 | 0

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This year, thousands of retailers and buyers descended on SHOP, Ireland’s largest food and drink trade show, at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Business features, such as the Retail Clinic, Design Doctors @ Shop, and the Energy Management Pavilion offered solutions to cut costs and other complimentary advice from SHOP’s retail experts.  

Some 143 cheeses entered the International Cheese Awards, one of the highlights of the show, with success for St Tola Organic Goats Cheese, which won the soft and semi soft goats cheese categories, as well as the Supreme Award.

The County & City Enterprise Boards Food Village occupied the largest stand at SHOP this year with the theme ‘Farmers Market’ to showcase product ranging from chocolate to cheese. The stand gave visitors the opportunity to source unique, home grown, indigenous foods.

Finally, the SHOP Product of the Show awards, sponsored by Marla.ie, attracted a huge entry this year, with Best Overall Product going to the Blue Haven Company for its Blue Haven Sea Food Chowder.

Commenting, Garret Buckley, joint managing director of show organiser Expo Events, said: “We were very pleased with visitor numbers to SHOP 2009, and with the current climate, the visitors that attended the show were there to do business…The show provided hundreds of companies with an excellent platform to meet new and existing customers and the feedback from exhibitors has been excellent.”

For more information, log onto www.shopexhibition.com.

 

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