KeHE Distributors will feature top trends, merchandising ideas and expert industry insights throughout its 2023 KeHE Summer Show. The event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from Feb. 7-8 and online in KeHE Connect through Feb. 15.
The show is the industry event for its suppliers and retailers to see the latest trends and get exclusive access to buy and sample the up-and-coming products of the summer. The show connects brands with buyers from independent and chain retail stores, cultivating connections that help brands break into the marketplace and expand distribution.
“Summer is just around the corner, so now is the time for retailers to curate their summer product portfolios and source leading-edge innovation to support industry trends. We are grateful for our network of supplier partners that enable the largest manifestation of the KeHE brand,” said Ari Goldsmith, VP of marketing and digital media.
“We’re thrilled to host our annual event in Nashville and experience a city that shares our industry’s passion for incredible and local food.”
It will host a session, “KeHE – Evolution in Leadership,” with Brandon Barnholt and Deb Conklin, KeHE’s current and future president and CEO, to discuss its future from a leadership perspective and projections about the industry’s trajectory.
The summer show also includes:
- A Next Generation Innovation Showcase to allow attendees to explore emerging brands before they hit the marketplace;
- A fresh marketplace to sample fresh products and experience renewed fresh capabilities;
- The On Trend Awards where KeHE will recognize 17 brands as best-in-show for innovation, purpose, taste, promotions, packaging and people; and
- Immersive activations and deals at Good Deal Hubs on the show floor.
The distributor is also offering an invite-only digital event in KeHE Connect through Feb. 15 that is exclusive to KeHE retailer and supplier partners.
To learn more about KeHE’s Summer Show, click here.