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22nd Gastro Alfresco 

an altogether better outdoor eating
& entertaining promotional experience

June 12th – July 16th 2023
The UK’s market-leading, multi award-winning
summer promotional campaign!

Enjoy life alfresco!

A unique at-home, outdoor eating & entertaining category specific multi-brand, multi-channel campaign with 4 key activational areas + add-on option of 27th National BBQ Week!

At-home alfresco eating & entertaining ‘comes of age’, the UK’s biggest summer sampling & promotional event!

Alfresco eating & entertaining has seen one of the biggest increases in UK grocery with an 21% YoY growth to a level in excess of £7.5 billion*.

Our Gastro Alfresco promotion has not only won multiple grocery marketing awards, it’s also the campaign that really created the discipline of multi-brand marketing in the UK!

Following the Covid Lockdowns, outdoor eating & entertaining is now firmly established as the summer’s leading at-home activity.

2023 will see Gastro Alfresco’s 22nd anniversary with an enlarged campaign which now includes the option to also include the  27th National BBQ Week with both live RoadShows sampling , with social-sampling plus major media, social, on-line and promotional activity & trade support.
*Source The Grocer / Kantar 2022

Live RoadShows + Full support!

22nd Gastro Alfresco - Campaign summary

RoadShow sampling

13 days @ major Foodie Festivals, & County Shows reach up to 185k & 25k individual sponsor samples


Radio, print & on-line; 375 items – campaign editorial + branded competitions - coverage 81m

Social & Web

Campaign & branded social interactions, target 220k + campaign website, 100k usv’s

Promotional &
Trade support

Celebrity Chef & Win Gastro Alfresco Dinner party plus downloadable sponsor branded coupons & sponsor branded PoS

Branding, SoV & Activation

Hi-impact branding & equal Share of Voice guaranteed for all sponsors

Full activation, no call on brand resources

Alfresco eating & entertaining categories

Up to 8 Exclusive alfresco eating, entertaining & BBQ brand categories

Value & Cost

Overall campaign value approx; £2.75m

Cost of exclusive category sponsorship <0.8% of campaign value!

27th National BBQ Week add-on option @ major discount

9 RoadShow days reach 145k & 20k samples per sponsor + media, social, promotional & trade support

4 key Gastro Alfresco activational areas +
add-on option - 27th National BBQ Week

Alfresco eating & entertaining categories we filled in 2022

Beer - San Miguel / Condiments - Encona / Plant-based - Birds Eye Green Cuisine / Wine - La Vieille Ferme / Alfresco retailer - Robert Dyas

Alfresco eating & entertaining categories we’d love to fill in 2023

Dairy & Cheese
Desserts & Ice Cream
Salad & Accompaniments
Savoury snacks
Soft drinks & Mixers
Spirits & Aperitifs
Wine & much more…

All-inclusive campaign activational cost

Exclusive product categories, with everything being included; planning, full activation/sampling, staff, creative, media/social, promotional & full reporting etc. in the cost. No call on brands marketing resources. 

Join us on a Gastro Alfresco promotional journey

22nd Gastro Alfresco  – Enjoy life alfresco

June 12th – July 16th 2023


Gastro Alfresco has exclusive product categories, get more info below:


Find about more about Gastro Alfresco and its aims & objectives here:

Together Is Better in 2023/24

Targeted campaigns covering most major grocery occasions or categories

Click on a campaign panel below to visit the trade info site:

Despite the ongoing impact of Covid we still live in an ‘Experience Economy’ and Grocery Gurus is a dedicated promotional marketing agency that creates, owns & activates ‘Together Is Better’ – multi award-winning, multi-brand, multi-channel shared grocery brand experiences.

Scheduled to run in June/July 2023, and with the option to add-on 27th National BBQ Week, the 22nd Gastro Alfresco event will bring together synergistic brands within a programme of combined, integrated experiential sampling RoadShows, plus media, social & promotional event, creating much greater engagement and brand cut-through at a very much more cost-effective rate than other grocery promotional activities!

May 29th - June 4th 2023

27th National BBQ Week –
BBQ & Gastro-grilling

November 20th - 26th 2023

6th Get Wine Wise + 12th National Wine Week – Wine Education

21st GA 2023 panel

June 12th - July 16th 2023

22nd Gastro Alfresco –
Alfresco eating & entertaining

December 4th - 10th 2023

1st Mixorama –
At-home cocktails

September 11th - 24th 2023

5th It's Lunchtime –
Brunch & Lunch

February 13th - 26th 2024

5th Dinner To Dine For -
Big Night In & Meal-treat

October 9th - 22nd 2023

1st Free From Fortnight + Veggietopia – Free-from & Plant-based

March 13th - 26th 2024

4th A Better Breakfast + National Deskfast Day – Breakfast


Grocery Gurus – Multi Award-winning, multi-brand, multi-channel & fully sustainable Together Is BetterTM grocery campaigns –

The originators and multi award-winning UK market-leaders in multi-brand, multi-channel promotional marketing! All our Together Is Better grocery category or occasion campaigns are exclusively operated by Grocery Gurus Ltd and are fully ™trademark protected under UK/EU Intellectual Property Law. Participation in or association with is solely by way of sponsorship and/or agreement with Grocery Gurus Ltd. Contact us: 86-90 Paul Street London EC2A 4NE – 0203 872 2523 – email