Karl Bickley, Head of Innovation, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

“I think it’s really important to understand your market and your category. So for me, it’s about coming to shows and seeing what people are doing, what’s new, what’s innovative, both within your industry, but also with other people and other sectors and products.”


Joe Williams, Partner, Spar Retailer

“It gives you chance not only to see new products, to see what’s going on within the industry, but also to share ideas within other retailers, with manufacturers, and just generally take a good overlook of your whole business.”


Chris Noice, Head of Communications, ACS

“I mean everyone in the industry, this is sort of our hub for us. This is the biggest show in the country for convenience, whether your retail, whether you’re a supplier, whether your just someone interested in the sector. It’s something you can take back to your business and improve what you’re doing.”


Martin Swadling, Brand Director, Londis

“I’d recommend other people come here to see what’s going on in the market, hopefully get some fresh ideas for their business, and talk to some people who hopefully are experts in their categories.”


Neil Palmer, Wrenbury Stores:
“We come to NCS every year and always go home with at least one new good thing for the business which always makes our visit worthwhile.”