US Virtual B2B Program

April 2021-June 2021

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We are pleased to offer the opportunity for Canadian exporters to connect with US buyers virtually with the assistance of the ECRM organization. Each program has 3 levels of participation to choose from Discovery Hub: 5 minute meetings, Innovation Pipeline: 10 minute meetings and Planning Session: 20 minute meetings. Below are the various programs currently available for registration:


Store Brands – Center of Store Program (April 12-15, 2021) – Register at this link

Private label manufacturers of Snacks, Confectionery, Beverages, Dry Grocery including Baking, Canned Foods, Breakfast, Coffee/Tea & Cocoa, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads will present their products and capabilities to buyers from across all retail channels that are looking to grow their store brand programs. View interim buyers list at this link.


Produce & Floral Program (April 13-14, 2021) – Register at this link

Buyers across all retail channels are reviewing products and programs within Produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, beverages, bulk foods, salad dressing and toppings, snack foods, and grab and go options. Floral will be reviewed as well. View interim buyers list at this link. 


Meat and Seafood Spring Program (April 14-15, 2021) – Register at this link

Buyers across all retail and foodservice channels are looking for fresh and frozen Meat and Seafood products. Conventional and Natural & Organic items are being considered. View interim buyers list at this link.


Frozen Foods Spring Program (April 19-21, 2021) – Register at this link

Buyers across all retail channels are looking for products and programs found in the freezer case. Items being reviewed include but are not limited to Baked Goods/ Desserts, Breakfast, Fruit, Vegetables, Juice, Pizza, Prepared Foods, Ice Cream/Novelties, Frozen Yogurt, etc. View interim buyers list at this link.


The Valentine’s Day Candy Boutique Program (April 19-20, 2021) – Register at this link

Confectionery suppliers will present products and programs for the 2021 Valentine’s Day Holiday Season to buyers from across all retail channels. View interim buyers list at this link.


Deli, Dairy, Bakery Spring Program (April 20-22, 2021) – Register at this link

Buyers across all retail channels including Grocery, Drug, Mass, Club, Convenience, Dollar/ Discount, etc., are looking for products and programs found in the Deli, Prepared Foods, Dairy and Bakery areas of the store. Bakery items/programs reviewed include Ready to Sell- Shelf Stable, Thaw-and-Serve, and In-Store Bakery. View interim buyers list at this link.


The Store Brand Foods – Perimeter of Store Program (April 21-22, 2021) – Register at this link

Private label manufacturers of Frozen Foods, Deli, Dairy, and Bakery items will present their products and capabilities to buyers from across all retail channels that are looking to grow their store brand programs. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Pet Program (April 26-29, 2021) – Register at this link

The Pet Program is your one stop destination for the entire pet category. Retail changemakers come together with innovative brands to discover new products based on the latest trends, build meaningful relationships and streamline the existing buying and selling process. This program provides a deep dive into cutting-edge product innovation within the pet sector. Trending solutions in CBD, anti-stress and overall pet wellness will be areas of focus throughout the program. View interim buyers list at this link.


Diversity & Minority Owned Food & Beverage Program (May 4-6, 2021) – Register at this link

Engage virtually in the Diversity & Minority Owned Food & Beverage Program and drive category success year-round. This session is designed to introduce retailers to food and beverage brands that are diversity qualified or minority owned. Certifications to include but not limited to: Ethnic Minority Owned- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise- Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual or Transgender Owned- Veteran Owned-Disability Owned-Woman Owned Business. View interim buyers list at this link.


The Candy Planning: Easter & Valentine’s Day Program (June 7-9, 2021) – Register at this link

Confectionery suppliers will present new products and programs for the 2022 Easter, Spring/Summer and Valentine’s Day Holiday Seasons to buyers from across all retail channels.  View interim buyers list at this link.


How the program will work:

  • A Client Success Manager assists throughout the entire program with turnkey meeting preparation and follow up.
  • Pre-determined meeting schedule tailored to align your capabilities and objectives.
  • 5, 10 or 20 minute appointments are conducted back to back for 3 to 4 hours each day for 3 days.
  • Meetings are executed virtually through a customized technology solution that features video conferencing, meeting management and documentation including notes and product selections.
  • Access notes and product selections for follow up plus use the RangeMe platform for sample requests, ordering and continued conversations.

Cost:

There are three cost options per program based on the per buyer meeting time. Prices can be viewed on the individual registration forms.  Note: as funding is for members the member rates are at the funded amount and non-member rates at 100%.

If you have any questions regarding the virtual programs please email info@cfea.com or call 416-445-3747 x 1.


Funding for this program is provided by
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s
AgriMarketing Program