Food and Drink Wales Newsletter - August 2017

August 2017 • Issue 0006



Royal Welsh Week enhanced a bumper year for Welsh food and drink

Business Lounge
Head of FDWIB

Food and Drink Wales Industry Board - Chair's Update

Last week, as part of our continued drive to work collaboratively in seeking new markets and opportunities for Welsh produce, we held a highly successful event – in partnership with the Welsh Retail Consortium – at the Royal Welsh Show.

Value of Welshness

Welsh food and drink in numbers and the Value of "Welshness"

In response to retailers looking to consolidate their offering of regional produce in 2016, the Welsh Government commissioned robust consumer research to better understand the “Value of Welshness” to the consumer across the UK.

Exporting global

Smaller Welsh food & drink companies to benefit from €1.8million boost to increase global competitiveness

Small and medium food and drink businesses in Wales are set to benefit from a €1.8million programme to help increase their competitiveness in global markets.

Protected Food Name

More Welsh Food and Drink Products Joined Protected Food Name ‘Family’ at The Royal Welsh Show

A new batch of food and drink products took to the stage at a range of events showcasing the Welsh Protected Food Name ‘family’ at the Royal Welsh Show (July 24-27th).


Welsh food & drink exports up by almost 20%

The value of food and drink exports from Wales has risen by almost 20% in the past year.

This a a celebration.This is Wales

This is a celebration. This is Wales.

If you love the food you sell, you should be part of the #ThisisWales campaign.

This toolkit is available to help retailers promote welsh food and drink


Your business is food – don’t throw it away!

It’s simple – reducing the amount of food your business throws away can boost your bottom line.  


BlasCymru/TasteWales 2019

Bals Cymru 2019

National and international trade event and conference, bringing together the leading exponents of the food and drink industry in Wales, providing an opportunity for buyers and producers to develop new business. 


Events Calendar for 2017 - 2018

Read on for further information of our events calendar.

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Events Calendar for 2018 - 2019

View next years calendar to plan ahead and join our events.

Social Media

Food Hall activity
Food Hall 2017

Food Hall at the Royal Welsh Show 2017

Please see our 'Storify' board which captures our media activity in the Food Hall during the Royal Welsh Show 2017


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Quarterly newsletter for the Welsh food and drink industry from the Welsh Government's Food Division.  

News, events and matters relating to the industry in Wales.

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