Expo Spotlights Clare Food
Artisan food and crafts suppliers from across Co Clare this week received a unique opportunity to meet with potential new consumers and retail buyers in a two-day showcase event hosted at the Cliffs of Moher and the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.
Supported by the Clare Local Enterprise Office, Clare County Council and the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, the inaugural Cliffs of Moher and Clare Retail Expo was attended by more than 3,000 people and featured 24 local craft suppliers and 50 quality local, regional and national trade buyers from all over Ireland.
Bobby Kerr, Chairperson of the Board of the Cliffs of Moher Centre DAC, said:
“The Expo was not only about introducing Clare’s rich array of quality suppliers to new customers and retail buyers, but it also afforded them a unique opportunity to learn how they can expand their market and further improve their respective marketing techniques in an age of increased competition in the marketplace. Successful events such as this help to reinforce the County’s status as a world-class source of artisan foods and crafts.”
Geraldine Enright, Director of Cliffs of Moher Experience, said:
“This inaugural event builds on the success of the ‘Meet The Makers’ initiative at the Cliffs of Moher, which has opened new opportunities for participating suppliers by introducing their products to new customers. We hope that members of the public who engaged with exhibiting suppliers will be enticed into discovering more about Clare’s artists, producers and craftspeople.”