Who visits SHOP?

Visitors from all sectors of retail, foodservice, wholesale & distribution and manufacturing attend SHOP! In 2011, 2,326 high quality, focused buyers attended the show.

That's nearly 2,500 opportunities for you to potentially grow your business!


Visitors to the 2012 show will include buyers, from home and abroad, all symbol groups and representatives from the multiples, SMEs, procurement managers, and senior management from a wide spectrum of sectors interested in seeing what is available on the market today!

With a massive 91% of visitors planning to return to SHOP in 2012, can you afford to miss out on meeting this audience, face-to-face, and allowing them the opportunity to touch, feel and taste your products?


  • Chefs
  • Catering managers
  • Directors
  • Food & beverage buyers
  • Hotel managers
  • Independent retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Multiples buyers
  • Off Sales
  • Owners/Proprietors
  • Publicans
  • Restaurateurs
  • Symbol group buyers
  • Wholesalers


For more statistics and visitor breakdown, download the SHOP 2011 Post Show Report.



  • Bar equipment
  • Beverages - alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Catering equipment
  • Chilled foods
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Display equipment
  • Disposables
  • EPOS/computer systems
  • Fish
  • Frozen
  • Meat
  • Packaging equipment
  • Retail equipment
  • Speciality foods
  • Vegetables

“I attend SHOP every year and I find it extremely beneficial. I often pick up golden nuggets of information at the event from getting around and talking to different suppliers, and producers. It offers a perfect platform for networking and Kelkin Ltd has subsequently gone on to purchase equipment from several suppliers after attending SHOP."

Marie Lyons, Brand Manager, Kelkin Ltd 

Interested in finding out more information about exhibiting at the show? Contact:

Caroline McGuinness

01 903 6060 or +44 (0)28 9068 3331


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