Pub, bar and restaurant buyers looking to refresh their drinks menus are set to enjoy a tastings extravaganza at next month’s Casual Dining show, which returns to the Business Design Centre, in London, on 21-22 February.
Thanks to a 41% increase in exhibitors offering alcoholic beverages for 2018, visitors will be able to see and sample the show’s biggest choice of beer, ciders, wines, spirits and mixers yet.
Some of the world’s best-selling beer and cider brands are now confirmed, including Heineken UK – Blade, KBE Drinks (Kingfisher Beer Europe), Duvel Moortgat UK, Budweiser Budvar UK, Carlsberg UK, World Beers, and Molson Coors (whose portfolio includes Carling, Coors Light, Staropramen, Cobra, Grolsch, Doom Bar, Worthington’s, Caffrey’s, Singha, Rekorderlig and Aspall).
Amathus Drinks, Ethnic Brand Marketing, independent spirits agency Mangrove Global, Crooked Beverages (natural alcoholic sodas), Marussia Beverages – importers and distributors of premium brandy, whisky, vodka, gin, liqueur, sherry, tequila, mezcal, wine and sake, Longflint Drinks and Wobblegate Cider Co are also set to exhibit.
“Drinks menus often dictate where many consumers choose to eat, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer such a vast and diverse range of alcohol, and, of course, non-alcoholic beverages, to this year’s visitors,” says Casual Dining’s event manager Eva Ellis. “Our exhibitors will be promoting the best choice of quality, innovation and differentiation within the market – everything casual dining restaurant and pub operators need to stay ahead of their competitors.”
Over 200 exhibitors
The show’s exhibitor list features over 200 leading industry suppliers offering everything from new food and drink products, catering equipment and tech, workwear, tableware, payment solutions and business services.
Among them are AAK Foodservice, Adande Refrigeration, Beacon Foods, Blanco Nino, Capreolus Fine Foods, Comtrex Systems, Dr. Oetker Professional (UK) and Eden Furniture.
“Casual Dining is a fantastic event for anyone in our industry. It’s great to be able to meet so many suppliers in one place,” says Max Wright, head of food & drink procurement at Casual Dining Group
Casual Dining returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 February 2018. Entry to the show’s Keynote Theatre (sponsored by Yumpingo) is free with advance visitor registration.