Got To Be NC November Newsletter
NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Steve Troxler, Commissioner Got To Be NC November 2019 Newsletter
Registration open for Got To Be NC Grower/Buyer Exchange Registration is open for N.C. growers to meet with buyers and category managers from Food Lion, The Fresh Market and Jennette Brothers Foodservice Distributors on January 28, 2020 in Concord. Registration deadline is January 10 .
The day will be structured in 15-minute, one-on-one sessions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suppliers are limited to one 15-minute session per company and should be prepared with overviews of company operations, product(s), distribution, sales, price
points, reclamation process, product differentiation and benefits to their category.
Food Lion is scheduling over 50 sessions for fresh produce and packaged nuts from current and new suppliers. The Fresh Market is scheduling meetings only with new potential suppliers of fresh produce, packaged nuts, fluid dairy products, eggs and locally roasted coffees. Proximity to store locations will be considered as each TFM store can purchase “hyper-locally.” Jennette Brothers Foodservice Distributors will meet only with new potential suppliers of fresh produce.
Exhibitor spaces selling quickly for Flavors of Carolina show
Registration has opened for the January 27, 2020 Flavors of Carolina trade show in Concord. Our premier invitation-only event showcases a variety of North Carolina food products to hundreds of retailers, distributors, restaurants and other buyers. Interested vendors are encouraged to register online and pay quickly as over half of the booth spaces have already sold and the rest are expected to sell out before the December 2 deadline. Applications received after the deadline are subject to a 30-percent increase in booth fee.
Prior to the show, exhibitors can participate in our “Doing Business With…” meeting, where representatives from Foster Caviness and The Fresh Market will share tips on how to do business with their companies.
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