On Sunday 27th October rijo42 attended the Bakers’ & Butchers’ Autumn Fair at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate.
The Bakers’ & Butchers’ Autumn Fair is specifically tailored to butcher’s shops, bakeries, farm shops, deli’s, café’s, cake, sandwiches and coffee shops, showcasing available products and services from key service providers. The show demonstrates new and existing products, providing inspiration and new ideas for proprietors to take away and implement in their own establishments. Exhibitors included industry leading ingredients suppliers, machine manufacturers and of course, the UK’s largest independent commercial coffee machine supplier, rijo42.
The event attracted hundreds of visitors all looking for new ideas, products and ultimately, profit boosting initiatives. There were live demonstrations from Bettys Bakery, Lucas Ingredients, Brook Food Processing Equipment and Zeelandia, Stephen Plume ‘The Accidental Sausage Expert’ and Allan Bennett winner of Meat Trade Journal’s Champion of Champions 2012, all took to the stage to entertain visitors and share their knowledge of the industry.
rijo42 attended the Fair accompanied with two Brasil commercial coffee machines, offering freshly ground coffee to visitors throughout the event. Our stand attracted a huge amount of visitors over the course of the day, with Coronation Street’s Stella Price, AKA actress Michelle Collins, even popping by for a latte or two. The ex-Eastenders star was at the event to announce the winners of the ‘Britain’s Best Loaf’, ‘Champion of Champions’ and ‘National Pie Competition which were running on the day. The feedback regarding the quality of our coffee was incredible. There were even a few rijo42 existing customers at the event informing both us and other visitors, that installing our machines had been one of the best business decisions they’d made!
The event was a very busy one for rijo42 and we look forward to exhibiting at future events.