ABOUT SMARTFOOD EXPO
When it comes to food and drink, what does “better-for-you” actually mean? Buzz words abound, but when it comes down to it, better for you means making smart choices. Thinking smart. Eating smart. Being smart. That’s what SmartFood Expo™ is all about—helping you and your business make the smart decisions that will appeal to your customers and their desire to live healthier lives. Better for you and better for them. That’s the definition of smart.
From June 25-27, 2018, food industry leaders and innovators converge over three days of education, networking and a product showcase, where the future of fresh, healthy and better-for-you options are on display. With a goal of bringing to market the future of better-for-you products, the focus of SmartFood Expo™ is on food that makes a difference—in your operation, in your brand, and in the mind, body and wellness of your customers.
From snacks and entrees to packaged goods, if it’s health-conscious and better for your business and your customers, we’ve got it covered.
Held in Chicago, a top food hub easily accessible from cities coast to coast, SmartFood Expo™ is co-located with the United FreshMKT Expo, held in conjunction with the International Floriculture Expo, United FreshTEC Expo and Global Cold Chain Expo, offering abundant opportunities to stock up on the knowledge, connections and emerging trends across the spectrum of consumer food categories. From snacks to packaged goods and perishables, if it’s health-conscious and better for your business and your customers, we’ve got it covered.
When fresh, healthy, and better-for-you products align with the technologies and advancements in a streamlined global supply chain, your company wins!
The power of these industry segments coming together lies in your business plan, your dashboard models, and the board room conversations you’ve been engaging in. If it’s industry advancement you’re looking to leverage or a new product you’re seeking to discover, you will find it in the South Hall of McCormick Place this June.
DO YOU WANT TO GROW YOUR SALES AND PROFITS IN 2018?
Today, 82% of food retailers say consumers’ desire for health and wellness – above price or brand loyalty – will positively affect their sales and profits. Another trend that 77% of food retailers report having a positive impact on their sales and profits is today’s consumer turning to their food choices as preventive health measures. To keep up with consumer demand, retailers are seeking to discover new product. Find the solution to your positive sales and profits growth at SmartFood Expo 2018. (Source: FMI Speaks 2017)
ARE YOU SEEKING TO DISCOVER THE NEXT BETTER-FOR-YOU PRODUCT TO DELIGHT YOUR CUSTOMERS?
The search is always on for the “next best thing” – the next hot trend that will boost your business and keep your customers coming back for more. In today’s food world, “better” is the next best thing. Better for the body, better for the mind, better for overall health and wellness—and better for your business. When it comes to food and beverage, the smart choice is the better choice and the SmartFood Expo™ is where all that’s better and smart is yours to discover. It’s where all the next best things are under one roof, on display from more than 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest products for the savvy shopper set. The snacks that live up to your customers’ healthy living standards. The packaged goods and perishables that put them in positive state of mind. And all the products that will boost your brand, increase your profits and keep your business on a path to success.
DO YOU WANT TO STAY AHEAD OF THE LATEST FOOD TRENDS?
Your customers make smart choices when it comes to their food and beverage consumption. It’s up to you to make the smart decision to educate yourself on what appeals to them – the latest trends in health and wellness, the latest merchandising tactics to stock the products your customers are seeking, and the latest marketing tools to help you bolster your brand and stay top of mind in the competitive food and beverage marketplace. Boost your brainpower on all that’s better for you—and them—at SmartFood Expo™, where you—and your brandpower—will benefit from three days of education catered toward food insiders seeking to discover industry-leading insight that will help you make smart decisions, cater to savvy shoppers and sustain momentum in the better-for-you food movement.
ARE YOU READY TO MEET YOUR FUTURE BUSINESS PARTNERS?
When hundreds of food and beverage industry professionals come together for three days of learning, networking and trendsetting, smart things are bound to happen. Smart ideas are bound to surface. And smart decisions are bound to be made about the future of your food business. SmartFood Expo™ is where all the food smarts take shape – where the best ideas in the “better-for-you” movement take flight and where food industry insiders gain the knowledge, insight and power to make the smart choices that will better your operations and boost your business. Join your fellow industry leaders and forward thinkers to leverage the power of the smart food movement as it gains forward momentum.
For any questions regarding SmartFood Expo, please contact John Toner at 202-303-3424.