The National Convenience Show 2013 has sold out, but visitors are still able to sign up for the show, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 14-16 April.

NCS 2013 boasts more than 300 leading brands and suppliers and includes a record number of 22 partners. These include Heineken, Unilever, Allied Bakeries, Danone, Diageo, Mars, Kerry Foods and Nestlé.

“With a record number of exhibitors and partners signed up, we’re putting the word out to convenience retailers everywhere that this is the place to be,” says event director Jack Halliday.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to compare and contrast symbol groups and wholesalers. Names include Budgens, Londis, Premier and Spar as well wholesale giants Booker and Bargain Booze.

In addition to the exhibition hall, attractions include an interactive theatre for seminars and workshops, while the co-located ACS Summit and Global Summit will be taking place at the same time.

To sign up as a visitor to NCS, go to You will also find registration details for both ACS Summits and remaining dates for the NCS Ambassadors Tour.

NCS is organised by William Reed Business Media, publisher of The Grocer.