US Virtual B2B Program

July 21-September 17, 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 will have 3 participation options to choose from, Discovery Hub 5 minute meetings, Innovation Pipeline 10 minute meetings and Planning Session 20 minute meetings. Below are the various program options that are available on a category basis to ensure the right buyer attendance:

Baby & Infant Program (7/14/2020-7/16/2020) – Register at this link.

Develop and cultivate powerful connections during the Baby & Infant Program to drive your total baby category growth needs. The 2020 program will bring a special focus to the pre-packed shelf stable organic food category due to its popularity in growth. Branded and private label promotional opportunities will be presented and reviewed within the following areas: Baby Food | Bath & Care | Clothing Accessories | Diapering/Feeding | Furniture & Bedding | Gear | Infant Toys | Safety & Health. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Foodservice Program (7/21/2020-7/23/2020) – 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 (7/27/2020-7/29/2020) – 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 (7/28/2020-7/30/2020) – 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 (7/28/2020-7/30/2020) – 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 (7/29/2020-7/31/2020) – 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 (8/17/2020-8/18/2020) – 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 (8/17/2020-8/20/2020) – 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 (8/24/2020-8/26/2020) – 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 (8/24/2020-8/26/2020) – 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.


Frozen Foods Program (8/25/2020-8/27/2020) – 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 (8/26/2020-8/27/2020) – 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 (8/26/2020-8/28/2020) – 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.


Store Brand Foods – Center Store Program (9/14/2020-9/17/2020) – 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 (9/15/2020-9/17/2020) – 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.


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 for each of the above programs and you can view these costs on the individual registration forms for each program.


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