The London Produce Show ‘Revival Year’

The 2022 edition boasted a new venue and co-location with other major food industry shows
Thu 23/06/2022 by By Julie Butler @FreshScribe
Eurofresh Distribution

The London Produce Show (LPS) was not only back for 2022, it featured co-location with other major food-related events. Held for the first time at the major trade show venue London ExCeL, the show atmosphere was akin to a family reunion. With Covid-19 preventing the annual gathering in 2020 and 2021, the ‘revival’ edition of the show, from March 21-23, was a welcome chance for many in the fresh produce industry to meet again in person. It drew buyers and sellers from across the UK, Europe and further afield, including Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Sweden and the US. “Were very excited to be back live after two years – its a very friendly atmosphere here,” LPS organiser Jim Prevor told ED at the show. “With the situation in the Ukraine and the price inflation and other issues, were happy to play a role in bringing everyone together and giving them the opportunity to deal with issues that must be dealt with and to help advance the industry,” he said. LPS took place alongside IFE – The International Food & Drink event, IFE Manufacturing, The Pub Show and Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC). Prevor said the co-location meant LPS attracted many food buyers and chefs who would not normally visit a produce-specific show. The format will be repeated in 2023, with a return to London ExCeL from Monday March 20 to Wednesday March 22, along with the IFE, HRC and IMS events. Prevor said the UK is a crucial market for the fresh produce industry: “It punches above its weight, because its so respected as a gatekeeper for food safety, sustainability and quality.”


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