Signature Food & Drink Trade Show

Presented by First Choice Foodservice and Libra Drinks

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Signature Food and Drink Trade Show will be taking place at the Derby Arena and Velodrome, Pride Park, Derby on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

Signature Food and Drink – teamwork and exciting opportunities

The idea of meshing a food and drink event under one banner, came about as a result of the long-standing association between First Choice Foodservice and Libra Drinks. Both businesses felt that a combined trade show would not only offer customers and suppliers a great platform for sharing their knowledge and expertise, but that it would also provide a useful insight in to the capabilities of each company, their respective product ranges and key service points.

The event would not have been possible without the fantastic support of our valued suppliers and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of you for helping us to get this year’s event off to a flying start.

Save the date

As one of the region’s most prestigious event venues, Derby Arena is the perfect place to showcase the very best in food and drink. Alongside a vibrant and packed show schedule will be a superb range of exclusive ‘one-day-only’ trade show offers.

Tuesday 2 October 2018 promises to be one of those days you absolutely must include on your yearly planner. Here’s a brief run down of the highlights:

  • 150+ trade stands
  • Exclusive ‘One-day-only’ offers
  • New products
  • Fantastic prizes
  • The biggest names in food and drink
  • Free parking
  • Trade only event
  • Live demonstrations
  • Free samples
  • Centrally located venue
  • Free to attend

A unique platform

The Signature food and drink trade show offers a unique platform to come and sample some of the very latest products and innovations from across the food and drink arena.

Our line up of suppliers includes the biggest names in food and drink together with an impressive selection of independent brand names. Many of the suppliers you will be familiar with and others will be a nice surprise – with loads of opportunities to try before you buy.

Increasing the day’s value further, will be the chance to join in the conversation with other food and drink industry professionals, amid lively discussions with like-minded individuals. Quiz the experts about your own catering sector, sit back and enjoy live presentations and product demonstrations, and use the day as a means to gain some extra knowledge and first-hand tips from the leading lights in food and drink.

The finest offers… for one day only

If that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, we have asked suppliers to bring only their very best food and drink deals and offers. So you can expect to enjoy some exceptional savings too. Bear in mind that these deals will only be available on the day of the trade show. Miss the show and you’ll miss out on the very best offers – full details to be published later in the year.

Something a little bit special

Attending and registered First Choice Foodservice and Libra Drinks customers will enjoy unlimited access to any deal on the day of the show. This will mean First Choice customers can order from Libra Drinks suppliers and vice versa. This is likely to be a key drawcard for those attending the show, plus there will be added incentives for customers who sign up on the day to either business (for example First Choice customers who want to open an account with Libra).

Forthcoming announcements

As the event takes shape and gets nearer to the big day, we’ll be making more announcements, including details of prizes, give-aways and exclusive incentives. Check back soon for regular show updates and look out for more information as we release it.

Make sure we have your up to date email address, so we can keep you updated as event news is released. You can sign-up here to receive regular company and trade show updates.

Who can come to the trade show?

There are no restrictions on numbers, so you and your team can attend as a group if you wish. Why not make the event part of a broader team-building exercise, and make a day of it?

Be part of it

We very much hope that as one of our many valued customers, you’ll help to keep the momentum moving in the right direction and acknowledge the support and involvement of our suppliers. We are very much relying on yours and our supplier’s support to really make this event the success it deserves to be.

In return, we’ll do our absolute best to make sure you have a great day out, and that you benefit from all that the show has to offer. Thanks for being part of it.


That date again…

Tuesday 2 October 2018 at the Derby Arena and Velodrome, Pride Park, Derby.


Steve Ainger
Managing Director
First Choice Foodservice

Contact First Choice Foodservice on 01283 531821 for more information or email: