The past week has been one of the most hectic but rewarding periods for the rawCo team as we were exhibiting at Food Matters Live 2015, our first ever trade show!
Food Matters Live is an annual event and is the perfect event for the rawCo products as it focuses on the relationship between food, nutrition and health.
We originally signed up for the event back in the Spring when we met Samantha from Food Matters. We had been keen to do an exhibition but were aware of selecting the appropriate one for the rawCo products. After speaking to Samantha and some thought, we decided Food Matters was the correct choice. We were pleased to secure a stand in the Enterprise Zone specifically for small businesses and start-ups.
There was a lot of preparation on the build up to the event, from the visuals up to the decision to expand our product range to include coconut flour and coconut amino sauce. It was a close call but the new products arrived in time. Whew!! What a relief!
The event ran for 3 days from the 17th to 19th November at the ExCeL Centre in London. There is a great mix of people attending from retail buyers and wholesalers to qualified and student nutritionists to small business owners looking to source ingredients. We were really pleased to have some very promising conversations over the duration of the event and to receive such positive feedback about our products. Moreover, we met so many awesome companies also exhibiting and thoroughly enjoyed chatting about the highs and lows of establishing a new business.
We have come away from the event feeling really motivated and inspired by the whole experience, and are looking forward to a busy few weeks following up on all potential leads. Fingers crossed!!!
— rawCo Team