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People love food. People want options. Satisfy the world’s hunger for new products at the U.S. Food Showcase. We have gained a reputation for featuring innovative, trendsetting products and attracting power buyers from around the world.

The U.S. Food Showcase attracts buyers from every major market featuring exciting new products for virtually every category. Reach out to an array of opportunities - from supermarkets and convenience stores to restaurants and food service companies to specialty shops and much more. Whether it’s beverages, health foods, canned goods, dairy products, meats or snack foods, buyers will feed on it all at the 2014 U.S. Food Showcase.

The educational portion of the program offers valuable insight into a wide range of food industry topics. This is where you'll learn how to make the most of the products you see on the exhibit floor. Major research studies, consumer trends, merchandising ideas, marketing approaches - as well as a full range of export issues are all covered in educational seminars at the show. Plan now to join your colleagues from around the world and across the U.S. for the food industry's premier event - The Best View of the U.S. Food Industry.

USFS is filled with small to medium-sized manufacturers of high-quality, export-ready products who are actively pursuing international markets. Exhibitors include manufacturers of beverages, grocery products, bakery goods, health foods, confectionery, dairy products, meats and by-products, poultry, dried and fresh fruits, seafood, snack foods, pet foods, frozen foods and gourmet foods. There is no other food show or fair that offers the depth and breadth of NASDA's U.S. Food Showcase, co-located at FMI.


U.S. Food Showcase (USFS) continues to offer exhibitors new perspectives on the global marketplace. Our goal is to help you arrange high value meetings at a reasonable cost and to provide the background information you need to make intelligent decisions when pursuing international opportunities. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), working with our partners at the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and four State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs), will continue to offer pre-show and on-site export assistance, information and programs. USFS attracts international attendees from every continent in the world. Many USFS exhibitors have found USFS to be a perfect segue to other programs offered through FAS and the SRTGs. USFS, held in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) Supermarket Industry Exposition, is a great way for you to explore the growing number of opportunities and learn about overcoming the challenges of export sales.

If the NASDA's 2014 U.S. Food Showcase - National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 06/10/2014 - 06/13/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Food / Beverage, Grocery / C Store, Restaurant Supply, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Audience: -Cruise Lines
-Food Service
-Grocery Stores
-International Buyer
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

Industry Decisionmakers Dominate the Convention

81% hold top management positions (Owner/CEO/Presidents, CIO, Senior VP/Vice President/General Managers, and District/Regional Directors)

84% of visitors exert buying influence over at least one of the major product categories exhibited

84% of attendees have either the final say, specify the supplier, or recommend the purchase of at least one of the major categories

Who are the buying influencers?

- 59% Retail
- 22% Wholesale/Distributor/Import/Export Broker
- 8% Marketing/Media/Technology Specialists
- 7% Other
- 4% Food Service

What are their job functions?

- 47% Owners/Corporate Executives
- 34% Direct & Store Directors/ Managers
- 17% Merchandising/Buyer/ Marketing Manager
- 2% Other
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:1,600 suppliers + other categories (Previous Year)
Show Owner:NASDA
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Minimum $26.00 per sq. ft. / Price is subject to change.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
  Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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