The new Partner X-Change matchmaking program at the United Fresh Produce Association 2019 Convention and Expo in June has sold out, but a waiting list has been created.
New this year, United Fresh 2019 is enhancing business development opportunities with one-on-one business partner meetings between the buying community and those seeking their business. During the Partner X-Change, exhibitors can take part in quick-pitch meetings with select retail and foodservice partners.
“We’re excited to see such a strong turnout from retail and foodservice buyers,” said Greg Corrigan, senior director of produce and floral, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, and chairman of United Fresh’s Board of Directors. “And, our suppliers have recognized the great opportunity to make one-on-one connections at the convention, too.”
“With this strong commitment so early in the process, we’re going to work to add a few more opportunities to the Partner X-Change,” said United Fresh’s VP of Convention And Industry Collaboration John Toner. “We’ve started a waiting list for companies interested in participating.”
“The Partner X-Change is one of many new events added to this year’s programming in order to create an enhanced business experience for the fresh produce industry,” Corrigan said. “From education on trends and innovations shaping the future, to new networking events bringing potential business partners together, to opportunities to connect with colleagues who share mutual interests, United Fresh 2019 will offer unprecedented value to our industry.”
The following companies are participating buyers in the Partner X-Change:
• Albertsons Companies
• Associated Wholesale Grocers
• Baldor Specialty Foods
• Big Y
• Danaco Solutions
• Giant Eagle Markets
• Raley’s Family of Fine Stores
• Sam’s Club
• Target Corporation
• The Fresh Market
• Tops Friendly Market
• US Foods
• Walmart Stores Inc.
Attendees at United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo, June 10-12, will enjoy three days of networking, business to business partner meetings and education at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Registration is available here.
For more information about the Partner X-Change program and to add your company to the wait list, contact Toner at 202-303-3424 or [email protected].
Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations.