All a convenience retailer’s needs, all conveniently under one roof – that’s what the National Convenience Show will deliver when it takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from April 8-10.
The biggest brands in the business will be represented across the show including Alpro, Booker, Boost Drinks, General Mills, Mondelez, Pukka Pies and Seattle’s Best Coffee.
Here’s a taste of what they have to offer:
Alpro UK Ltd – stand YR89
With plant-based food all the rage, visitors to the Alpro stand can find out how its plant-powered, soya, almond and hazelnut drinks, yogurts and Caffe range can grow sales.
Arla Foods – stand V110
Arla Foods and Starbucks have a long term partnership which sees Arla produce, sell and market the full range of Starbucks ready-to-drink chilled coffee range across Europe. Visitors can talk to the team and find out why they should be stocking these drinks.
Booker Cash & Carry – stand U70
Visitors can find out what Booker can do for their business and hear about the latest developments across the Budgens, Family Shopper, Londis and Premier symbol groups.
Boost Drinks – stand Q108
Boost Drinks will be shouting about its ‘Love For Local’ at the Show. And not only can visitors try new Boost Red Berry, they’ll hear all about the exciting new summer on-pack promotion and the brand’s plans to hit the road in 2019, helping retailers across the nation sell more soft drinks.
Burton’s Biscuit co – stand W78
Visitors to the Burton’s Biscuits stand can enjoy taking a turn on the Wagon Wheel of Fortune to win fantastic prizes, learn about category leading NPD, including Maryland Sugar Free Cookies, and talk with the team about how the full range of Burton’s Biscuits can help grow sales. There will also be plenty of samples from across the range including Wagon Wheels, Jammie Dodgers and Maryland Cookies.
Chewits Jelly Bean Factory – stand S101
Cloetta UK is the name behind the Chewits, The Jelly Bean Factory and Candyking brands. Visitors can hear how iconic chewy sweet Chewits has been remastered at only 29 calories per chew for the 21st century. In addition, they’ll get to see The Jelly Bean Factory’s 36 different flavoured premium, gourmet jelly beans in a variety of retail packs and also Candyking, the UK's number one pick ‘n’ mix solution.
Eat Natural Ltd – stand Q99
Eat Natural will be tempting visitors with two new great-tasting, protein-packed bars: Salted Caramel & Peanuts and Chocolate & Orange. Protein has been a key driver within the convenience channel and a regular choice as an on-the-go-snack. At Eat Natural they have combined this key consumer need with on-trend ingredients, to help retailers grow sales.
General Mills – stand N110
Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley and Old El Paso are just three of the brands from the General Mills stable. Visitors to the stand will hear about their latest developments.
Grenade (UK) – stand V91
After an initial focus on high performance sports nutrition products, Grenade has become the ‘go-to’ brand in the healthy snacking space. Visitors can take a look at market-leading high protein/low sugar offerings, including Carb Killa.
Haribo – stand P119
Haribo will be showcasing its iconic core range of products. Visitors will be able to participate in some Haribo fun, discuss opportunities for growth, and discover how to optimise their sweet category sales.
Henkel – stand T78
Henkel spans a massive range of categories and brands including health and beauty (Right Guard and Schwarzkopf); stationery (Loctite and Pritt) and home care (Bloo and Oust). Visitors can hear all about these brands on the Henkel stand.
Innovative Bites Ltd – stand V71
Innovative Bites is part of the IB Group, the UK’s largest distributor, importer and wholesalers of confectionery. If visitors are looking for American candy, the Innovative Bites stand is a good place to start!
Mondelez UK – stand P101
Visitors to the Mondelez stand will be treated to a feast of new products including Cadbury Darkmilk Original and two new Green & Black’s singles varieties, both developed based on evolving consumer needs. Not only will visitors learn how these new launches will benefit their business, there will also be advice on how to grow sales across the entire Mondelez range.
My Hermes – stand X110
Visitors can find out how My Hermes can increase their footfall by keeping customers coming back – to drop off and collect their parcels, often making purchases in the store at the same time.
Philip Morris – stand X89
Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories. Visitors to the stand can find out PMI is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke.
Pukka Pies – stand T89
Pie makers for more than 50 years, Pukka is providing tasty food at football matches, local chippies and convenience stores. Visitors can find out about best sellers and get advice on boosting sales.
Seattle’s Best Coffee – stand W68
Seattle’s Best Coffee and Aryzta Food Solutions are eager to show how retailers can drive profit through serving their concept in-store. Visitors to their stand can sample some great tasting coffee and bakery products and learn about how they can access stock, marketing support and equipment that will help them brew up success with their customers.
Vita Coco Coconut Water – stand Y89
For consumers looking for an excellent source of rehydration, Vita Coco Coconut Water provides it. Visitors can find out more about the product, which is never made from concentrate and contains naturally-occurring electrolytes, including potassium.