Why Exhibit

Today's health-savvy shoppers are seeking smarter food and beverage options- "better-for-you" choices that boost their wellness and drives your success. Joining the smart food movement means making smart business connections and getting your products and innovations in the right hands. Don't get left behind- come to SmartFood Expo to stay top-of-mind with your prospects and customers long after they leave Chicago.

If you’re ready to walk away with new insights on every facet of healthy food trends, come to SmartFood Expo for creative solutions and partnerships that will take your business to the next level. There is no better place to make connections across the better-for-you innovations in fresh foods, packaged goods, snacks, and more.

Sample of Key Decision-Makers Who Attended FreshMKT Expo 2017

  • Adobe Cafe Lehi/Bon Appetit Management, Executive Chef
  • Albertsons Companies, Produce Sales Manager
  • Albertsons Companies, Group VP, Deli Fresh Prepare
  • AmazonFresh, Procurement
  • Angelo Caputo's Fresh Markets, Buyer
  • Associated Wholesale Grocers, VP, Bakery and Deli
  • Avendra, LLC, VP, QA & Operational Analysis 
  • Baldor Specialty Foods, President
  • Big Y Foods, Area Director
  • BJ's Wholesale Club, Director Distribution
  • Blend Vending, CEO
  • Blue Apron, Senior Quality Manager
  • Blueprint Foods, Co-Owner
  • Bon Appetit Management, Executive Chef
  • Bristol Farms & Lazy Acres, VP, Perishables Procurement
  • Brookshire Grocery Company, Certified Category Manager- Fresh Foods
  • Castellini Company LLC, VP, Sales and Procurement
  • Charlie's Produce, Senior VP, Procurement
  • Chefs Plate, Director, Culinary & Sourcing
  • Chick Fil-A, Sourcing Leader, Perishables
  • Costco, Assistant VP, Fresh Foods
  • Dierbergs Markets, Owner
  • Eby-Brown, VP, Merchandising-Foodservice
  • Federated Group, Senior Category Manager
  • Festival Foods, Senior Specialist- Fresh Foods
  • Flying Food Group, Director, Process Improvement
  • Food For Thought, VP, Catering
  • Food Lion, Category Manager
  • Fresh Concepts Inc, National Contract Manager
  • Fresh St. Market, Director, Fresh Programs
  • FreshDirect, VP, Fresh
  • H.Y. Louie Co. Limited, Executive VP & COO
  • Hardie's Fresh Foods, COO
  • Home Chef, Supply Chain Commodity Manager
  • Hungry Harvest, Director, Procurement
  • Jewel Osco, Community Registered Dietician
  • Kwik Trip, Inc., Category Manager
  • Loblaw, VP
  • Lucky's Market, Director, Procurement
  • Lund Food Holdings, Inc., VP, Fresh Foods
  • Martin's Super Markets, VP, Sales and Marketing
  • McDonald's Corporation, U.S. Supply Chain Management
  • Meijer, VP, Fresh Merchandising
  • Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI), VP, Sales and Retail
  • Midwest Foods, Local Movement Ambassador
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Director of Culinary and Wellness
  • Northgate Gonzalez Market, Buyer
  • Paragon Foods, President & CEO
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Procurement Manager
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc, Senior VP, Business Development
  • Reinhart Foodservice, Sales and Support
  • Roundy's Supermarkets, Director, Perishable Merchandising
  • Russ Davis Wholesale, President
  • Schnuck Markets, Inc., Chief Merchandising Officer
  • Sendik's Food Markets, Owner
  • Sobey's, Director, Merchandising
  • Southeastern Grocers, VP, Fresh Produce, Floral and Nuts
  • Sunset Foods, VP, Marketing
  • Target, VP, Merchandise Manager
  • Target, Senior Buyer, Perishables
  • The Fresh Market, Senior Category Manager
  • The Kroger Company, Supply Chain- Fresh Center of Excellence
  • US Foods, Director, Sourcing
  • Walmart, VP of Fresh
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