Fresno, California – January 23, 2019… Registration for the all-new California Food Expo 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. In order to address 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 long-term viability.
“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 as any other state, over 400 different crops grown annually and a commodity value that is double that of any other state, California’s $72.27 billion food industry is a story Expo organizers are committed to telling.
“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 and full California footprint will showcase an expanded variety of products from over 15 different categories crafted by large-scale manufacturers, boutique brands and budding food entrepreneurs. It is 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 dynamic 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.
Buyer Registration is free with qualifying business credentials. Directors are encouraged to send buyers for every category.
Exhibitor Registration is open for California food and beverage companies. Special exhibitor pricing is available until April 1.
For additional information including whose attending, award details 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.
About The California Food Expo
The California Food Expo empowers California food and beverage companies through the facilitation of business relationships, connection of industry peers, and elevation of the California food brand around the world. The California Food Expo evolved from the Fresno Food Expo in 2018, as the show expanded to include all of California. 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 made up of buyers, merchandisers and executives representing grocery retailers who make it a priority to sell and promote local California products, works in partnership with the Expo’s Board providing insight and guidance.