Fresno, California – January 22, 2019…The all-new California Food Expo is proud to announce buyer and exhibitor registration is now open. The Expo will be hosted at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center on September 9 -10, 2019, a shift from the Expo’s traditional summer dates. Special exhibitor pricing is available now.
The all-new California Food Expo offers grocery retail and foodservice buyers from across the globe an exclusive opportunity to connect with California food companies in a convenient and approachable setting. To ensure the Expo’s platform is satisfying the growing demand for diverse and innovative California brands, insight and guidance from the newly-formed Retail Advisory Council will help put the Expo at the forefront of industry trends and sustain its
“There are so many producers I’ve never heard of or seen before at the Expo.” said Randy Ducummon, Vice President for Whole Foods Market, Northern California & Reno, and a member of the Expo’s Retail Advisory Council, “It makes the Expo experience a great way to find new and emerging items that are on trend.”
With twice as many food and beverage manufacturing facilities than any other state, nearly 400 different crops grown annually and a commodity value that is double that of any other state, Expo organizers are committed to telling the story and celebrating California’s $72.27 billion food industry.
“California is home to world-renowned food producers, growers and innovators,” said Amy Fuentes, Manager of the California Food Expo. “We’re excited that our new Expo date will showcase an expanded variety of products from over 15 different categories crafted by large-scale manufacturers, boutique brands and budding food entrepreneurs. It will be a true reflection of California’s dominating food industry.”
The Expo’s expanded two-day agenda will include: New Product Awards, educational sessions, keynote speakers, networking opportunities and a diverse show floor featuring hundreds of food and beverage products: fresh produce, meat, dairy, deli, bakery, grocery, frozen, beverages, wine and craft brews— all exclusively from California food companies.
Directors are encouraged to send buyers for every category. With qualifying business credentials, retail and foodservice buyers can register to attend free of charge.
California food and beverage companies can take advantage of special exhibitor pricing by registering to exhibit before April 1st.
For additional information, event updates and to register for the California Food Expo, please visit www.CaliforniaFoodExpo.com or contact Amy Fuentes, Manager, California Food Expo, at (559) 227-9999 or mobile at: (559) 790-3204.
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About The California Food Expo
The California Food Expo was created in 2018 by the organizers responsible for the production of the annual Fresno Food Expo from 2011-2017. The California Food Expo empowers California food and beverage brands by facilitating business relationships, connecting industry peers and elevating the California food brand around the world. The Expo is a 501c-6 that is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors comprised of Presidents and CEOs from leading California food industry companies. Additionally, a Retail Advisory Council of appointed retailers whose priority is to sell and promote local California products works in partnership with the Expo’s Board for insight and guidance.