Platform for food and drink businesses launches in Shropshire

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A new online marketplace for food and drink businesses has recently launched in Shropshire to support local sellers in getting their presence online. Shropshire Festivals, an events company already working with hundreds of businesses are responsible for setting up the platform and reports suggest that they aim to harness the power of their network and knowledge to create a collective voice for the region’s food and drink sector.

“We have created a platform where Shropshire’s food and drink businesses can market themselves to the world. Locals and visitors to Shropshire will be able to find these businesses online and will have the resources to support them by buying online through our website.

The Shropshire Food & Drink marketplace is a home for the merchants that define Shropshire, the plethora of independent businesses and entrepreneurs, and fine foods and drink that draw in tourists from around the world.

The pandemic has caused a stir for many businesses, especially for those more commonly found on the high street or in brick-and-mortar shops. Even before the pandemic, small businesses could find themselves struggling to compete with big national corporations and supermarkets. But as more consumers started shopping online, platforms like this began helping businesses reach customers in new and exciting ways.

“We want Shropshire’s food and drink businesses, the length and breadth of the supply chain, to sign up. Small businesses have always struggled to keep up with the big commercial brands, even more so with the strain and challenges caused by the pandemic. We want to pull these businesses together in one place, to showcase all the amazing businesses we have to offer, building a stronger presence for every Shropshire farmer, producer, brewer, baker, manufacturer, restaurant owner, street food vendor and so on! We can help them reach a bigger audience to preserve their future.”
– Beth Heath, director of fun, Shropshire Festivals

Find out more about selling on Shropshire Food & Drink here.



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