SHOP 2012

Event details

25th - 27th September 2012
RDS Simmonscourt

About the event

SHOP for business at SHOP 2012 

Ireland's retail, food, drink & hospitality event

“This is our first time exhibiting at SHOP, and we could not be more delighted with the response. We will be taking away a number of good solid leads of both distributors and retailers, and have also met the Purchasing Director of one of the largest multiples!”
Vincent Dennehy, Company Director Sales & Marketing, Kilcuan

SHOP is one of Ireland's foremost trade shows for the retail, food, drink and hospitality industries. With thousands of people flocking to the show annually, SHOP delivers a massive opportunity for exhibitors to interact with visitors and meet with an unrivalled quantity of potential new customers.

Retailers, café owners, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and all sectors of food retail and food service will arrive at SHOP 2012 looking for innovative products from catering equipment, POS machines and digital signage through to fresh food produce, meats, fish and confectionery.

There's a buyer for all things retail and hospitality at SHOP 2012. Check out who visits or view the floorplan and find your prime position .

We are especially excited to hear from food producers at SHOP 2012, so please contact us TODAY if this is you.


Attendee Information

Discover new products, services and produce at SHOP 2012

3 days of ideas and inspiration

SHOP 2012 is Ireland’s number one retail and hospitality event, bringing together the very best in food and drink products, catering equipment, retail systems and much more!

Discover hundreds of products that you simply won’t find showcased and discounted anywhere else.

Boost sales

Reduce costs

Increase your product ranges

Improve you customer database

Be inspired!

5 Reasons to visit SHOP 2012:

Discover something NEW. See the latest products on the market. SHOP 2012 is the ONLY showcase for these products in Ireland: miss it and and miss out on them.

Save money. Make use of the SHOP 2012 Discount Directory. This money-saving booklet was a big success in both 2010 and 2011 and gives you the opportunity to use vouchers, gain rewards and enjoy huge money-saving offers on products at the show.

Win money. We'll be giving away €1000 to one lucky visitor on every day of the show. Pre-registering for your show ticket means you are automatically entered into the PRIZE Draw.

Support your industry. SHOP 2012 once more presents the Product of the Show Awards and the Irish Cheese Awards. Visit the Craft Butchers Pavilion for seminars, demonstrations and competitions including its National Sausage and Puddings Finals.

Get inspired. Your industry is ever-changing and as new challenges arise it can be difficult to keep abreast of new technologies, marketing techniques and improvement initiatives. SHOP 2012 will play host to a number of keynote seminars, demonstrations and learnShops.

And, it's totally FREE to attend!

Who should attend?

Catering managers



Food & Beverage buyers

Hotel managers






Symbol group buyers




Exhibitor information

“Times are difficult for artisan producers like myself, so it’s invaluable to have my achievements recognised. Exhibitions like SHOP are great forums for us to place and brand our products in front of the key industry decision-makers.”

Florrie Purcell, Owner, The Scullery

Miss SHOP 2012 and Miss Out! It's that simple...

In September 2011, SHOP played host to 2,326 focused buyers, 84% of whom visited to meet NEW suppliers or see NEW products.

With 91% of buyers proposing to visit SHOP again in 2012 after attending SHOP 2011, participating exhibitors can expect face-to-face discussions with buyers interested in investing!

We’re offering exhibitors an All Inclusive Stand Package to take part in the show. This means less planning, more for your investment, and exposure to over €312,500 worth of press and media cogerage coverage!

“SHOP 2011 will provide an unrivalled business opportunity for Northern Ireland food and drink companies to showcase their innovative, award winning products to numerous high quality retail and food service buyers from right across the Republic of Ireland. This year visitors to the Northern Ireland Naturally stand will experience a true flavour of the very best of Northern Ireland Food and Drink.”

Shane McArdle, Invest NI Food Sector Marketing Adviser, Republic of Ireland

If you would like to discuss exhibiting with us in more detail please feel free to contact the team at any time.

Belfast Office:

Caroline McGuinness 
Tel: 01 903 6060