CRG Food Fest 2024 to take place on 20 June

The Country Range Group’s annual exhibition, conference and dinner will take place on 20 June at the Telford International Centre.

With over 350 delegates from CRG’s membership expected on the day, including senior directors, buying teams, development chefs, field sales representatives and telesales operatives, it is offers several business opportunities for the 110-plus suppliers in attendance.

The annual event sees millions of pounds of orders processed on the day and allows suppliers to present new and existing products. In addition, it enables suppliers and the group to discuss sales strategy, promotions, marketing and support with the CRG member wholesalers.

In addition to the food festival-themed stands and demonstrations hosted by suppliers, the Country Range Group’s own brands will have their own kitchen where the development chef Paul Dickson will be presenting the latest products as well as the Autumn/Winter product range.

At the conference, CRG’s chief executive Martin Ward (pictured) will provide a business update and head of marketing Emma Holden will share an update on the group’s marketing activities programme and plans for the future.

The conference will also include a keynote presentation from the Country Range Group’s charity partner, The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation. The presentation by Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse will highlight how they are bringing about positive change for the three million people living in the UK with diagnosed food allergies. The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation is also the chosen charity to benefit from this year’s fundraising endeavours from the event.

In evening, a  ‘Summer of Love’ themed dinner will take everyone back to the sixties. Flower power, flares and more are expected as guests network late into the night.

Ward commented: “CRG Food Fest 2024 at the Telford International Centre promises to be an extraordinary celebration of innovation and collaboration in the foodservice industry. With a vibrant ’60s ‘Summer of Love’ theme, this event will offer a fantastic day of networking, learning, and culinary exploration. It kicks off a busy and exciting summer for our members and is a great opportunity for suppliers to showcase the latest trends and new products to energise the industry.”

Published Date: May 20, 2024
Category: Wholesale Industry News