US Virtual B2B Program

July-November 2020

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We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Canadian exporters to connect with US buyers virtually with the assistance of the ECRM organization. Each program has 3 levels of participation to choose from Discovery Hub: 5 minute meetings, Innovation Pipeline: 10 minute meetings and Planning Session: 20 minute meetings. Below are the various programs currently available for registration:

Foodservice Program (July 21-23, 2020) – Register at this link.

Suppliers of food, beverages, technology, supplies and equipment have the opportunity to present to foodservice operators from both commercial and non-commercial sectors. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Snack, Summer Program (July 27-29, 2020) – Register at this link.

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Snacks including Cookies, Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn, Crackers, Biscuits, Meat Snacks, Chip Dips/ Salsa, Nutritional Snacks, Fruit Snacks, Nuts & Seeds, Snack Bars and Natural/Organic Snacks will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Center Store Grocery, Summer Program (July 28-30, 2020) – Register at this link.

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Canned Foods, Breakfast, Baking, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads, and Natural, Organic items will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels for everyday planning and 2021 Summer Holidays. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Ethnic & Multicultural Foods Program (July 28-30, 2020) – Register at this link.

Suppliers with Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Kosher, European Food Import items and other types of shelf stable ethnic food & beverages will present to buyers from the US and Canada across all retail channels. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Beverage Program (July 29-31, 2020) – Register at this link.

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of both Shelf-Stable and Refrigerated Beverages, including Sports/Nutritional Drinks, Water, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Kombucha, Juice, RTD Coffee/Tea & Functional and Natural/Organic Beverages will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Coffee, Tea & Cocoa, Fall Program (August 17-18, 2020) – Register at this link.

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Coffee, Tea and Cocoa will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels. Items being reviewed include but not limited to: Roasted Coffee | K-Cups/ Pods | Instant Coffee | Shelf Stable- Coffee Concentrates & Creamers | Tea Bags | Tea Mix | Loose Leaf Tea | Matcha | Hot Cocoa. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Specialty Diets & Healthy Foods – Center of Store Program (August 17-20, 2020) – Register at this link.

Suppliers with items targeted for specialty diets will present to buyers across all retail channels. These would include, Keto, Paleo, Plant-Based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free and Vegetarian. Additionally, items targeting the health conscious consumer will be presented: Clean, Natural, Organic, Gut Health, Allergy Free, Non-GMO, Superfoods etc. All items will be shelf-stable, targeting the center of the store categories: Baking, Canned Foods, Breakfast, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads, Confectionery, Snacks & Beverages. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Deli, Dairy & Bakery Program (August 24-26, 2020) – Register at this link.

Buyers across all retail channels including Grocery, Drug, Mass, Club, Convenience, Dollar/ Discount, etc., are looking for products and programs found in the Deli, Prepared Foods, Dairy and Bakery areas of the store. Bakery items/programs reviewed include Ready to Sell- Shelf Stable, Thaw-and-Serve, and In-Store Bakery. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Global Wine, Beer & Spirits Program (August 24-26, 2020) – Register at this link.

Wine, beer, spirit, pre-made cocktail/mixer producers, non-alcoholic beverages, importers, distributors and exporters from around the world will present products to a global audience of buyers from off-premise retail accounts, as well as distributors and importers. View interim list of buyers at this link.


The Produce and Floral Program (August 25, 2020) – Register at this link. (special reduced rate)

Buyers across all retail channels are reviewing products and programs within Produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, beverages, bulk foods, salad dressing and toppings, snack foods, and grab and go options. Floral will be reviewed as well. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Frozen Foods Program (August 25-27, 2020) – Register at this link.

Buyers across all retail channels are looking for products and programs found in the freezer case. Items being reviewed include but are not limited to Baked Goods/ Desserts, Breakfast, Fruit, Vegetables, Juice, Pizza, Prepared Foods, Ice Cream/Novelties, Frozen Yogurt, etc. View interim list of buyers at this link.


On-Premises Adult Beverage Program (August 26-27, 2020) – Register at this link.

Wine, beer, spirit, pre-made cocktail/mixer producers, non-alcoholic beverages, importers, distributors and exporters will present products to an audience of on-premise buyers (restaurants, hotels, resorts/parks, cruise lines, and airlines), as well as distributors and importers. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Specialty Diets & Healthy Foods – Perimeter of Store Program (August 26-28, 2020) – Register at this link.

Suppliers with items targeted for specialty diets will present to buyers across all retail channels. These would include, Keto, Paleo, Plant-Based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free and Vegetarian. Additionally, items targeting the health conscious consumer will be presented: Clean, Natural, Organic, Gut Health, Allergy Free, Non-GMO, Superfoods etc. All items will be targeting the perimeter of the store categories: Deli, Bakery, Dairy, Frozen and Prepared Foods. View interim list of buyers at this link.


The Candy Planning: Everyday & Summer Seasonal Program (August 31-September 2, 2020 and September 9-11, 2020) – Register at this link.

Confectionery suppliers will present programs for basic assortments, everyday, and summer seasonal promotions to retailers across all channels. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Store Brand Foods – Center Store Program (September 14-17, 2020) – Register at this link.

Private label manufacturers of Snacks, Confectionery, Beverages, Dry Grocery including Baking, Canned Foods, Breakfast, Coffee/Tea & Cocoa, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads will present their products and capabilities to buyers from across all retail channels that are looking to grow their store brand programs. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Store Brand Foods – Perimeter Store Program (September 15-17, 2020) – Register at this link.

Private label manufacturers of Frozen Foods, Deli, Dairy, and Bakery items will present their products and capabilities to buyers from across all retail channels that are looking to grow their store brand programs. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Vitamins, Weight Management and Sports Nutrition Program (October 12-16, 2020) – Register at this link.

Vitamin, Diet, and Nutrition suppliers will present new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at this EPPS. View interim list of buyers at this link.


CBD & Hemp Food and Beverage Program (October 26-29, 2020) – Register at this link.

Food and Beverage suppliers of CBD (Hemp Derived Cannabidiol) products will present new products and programs in this trending category to buyers across retail and foodservice channels. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Pet & Pet CBD Program (October 26-29, 2020) – Register at this link.

The Pet and Pet CBD Program is your one stop destination for the entire pet category. This program provides an all inclusive opportunity to present products and innovation across all categories of the pet sector. This program will also focus on trending solutions in CBD (Hemp Derived Cannabidiol) treats, food, supplements and supplies that provide anti-stress, pain management, and overall pet wellness. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Plant Based Food and Beverage Program (November 9-12, 2020) – Register at this link. (price will increase on August 14th)

Suppliers of Plant-Based Foods as well as Vegan Foods will present to foodservice operators and retail buyers across all channels looking to capitalize on this growing trend. Categories include Snack, Beverage, Shelf Stable Grocery, Baked Goods, Frozen Foods, Refrigerated Items found in Dairy or Deli, as well as Meat Alternatives. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Meat Program (November 10-11, 2020) – Register at this link. (price will increase on August 14th)

Buyers across all retail and foodservice channels are looking for fresh and frozen Meat products. Conventional and Natural & Organic items are being considered. Products being reviewed include but not limited to: Beef, Pork, Turkey, Sausage, Bacon, Lamb/Veal, Chicken. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Seafood Program (November 11-12, 2020) – Register at this link. (price will increase on August 14th)

Buyers across all retail and foodservice channels are reviewing products and programs within Fresh & Frozen Seafood. View interim list of buyers at this link.


How the program will work:

  • A Client Success Manager assists throughout the entire program with turnkey meeting preparation and follow up.
  • Pre-determined meeting schedule tailored to align your capabilities and objectives.
  • 5, 10 or 20 minute appointments are conducted back to back for 3 to 4 hours each day for 3 days.
  • Meetings are executed virtually through a customized technology solution that features video conferencing, meeting management and documentation including notes and product selections.
  • Access notes and product selections for follow up plus use the RangeMe platform for sample requests, ordering and continued conversations.

Cost:

There are three cost options per program based on the per buyer meeting time. Prices can be viewed on the individual registration forms.  Note: as funding is for members the member rates are at the funded amount and non-member rates at 100%.

If you have any questions regarding the virtual programs please email info@cfea.com or call 416-445-3747 x 1.


Funding for this program is provided by
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s
AgriMarketing Program: National Industry Association Component