United Natural Foods, Inc. Wraps One of its Largest Customer and Supplier Events of the Year; Sandy Douglas and Matt Leiseth Detail
PROVIDENCE, RI - Grocery wholesaler and distributor United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) recently brought back its annual UNFI Conventional Expo show, which was well-received by all that attended. Building on the success of its June Mohegan Sun show, UNFI hosted nearly 2,700 customers to help independent grocers plan, prepare, and buy for the upcoming holiday and spring selling seasons.
“Consistent with our objective to help our customers drive profitable and sustainable growth, our in-person shows demonstrate the unique ability we have through our scale, insights, and innovative offerings to help retailers of all sizes and formats compete effectively in their marketplace,” said UNFI's Chief Executive Officer Sandy Douglas. “Working alongside our suppliers, we help customers plan their store offerings, learn about new and exclusive products, manage supply challenges, and secure deals and promotions that drive sales and, ultimately, consumer loyalty.”
UNFI held its annual event to help its members connect with the company’s vast network of suppliers, providing them with the industry’s greatest access to food choices, fresh thinking, innovations, services, show deals, and promotions only available at the show.
As one of the largest grocery industry events, noted the release, the Conventional Expo is also one of five trade shows hosted annually by UNFI.
“In-person shows provide us a great ability to connect with suppliers, to see new products, develop merchandising strategies, and make plans for our retail stores,” said Matt Leiseth, President of Hornbacher’s Foods. “The UNFI Expo is one of the most important events we participate in annually, and this year’s show, from new Brands+ products to seasonal buys, will help us prepare our stores for what we expect to be a busy holiday season.”
Additionally, UNFI introduced its 2022 Master Marketer Award winners as part of an annual program recognizing and celebrating independent retailers for their achievements in merchandising, marketing, media advertising, and community relations programs.
To see all the category, tier, and People’s Choice award winners, click here.
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