Food Show PLUS! at Super Market Trade Show (SMTS) 2022
Showcase Your Company and Products Without Traveling
The Supermarket Trade Show (SMTS) celebrated it 55th anniversary show in 2021 with 26,000+ visitors and 1,300+ exhibitors. It continues to be a vital show for U.S suppliers interested in the Japanese market that attracts exhibitors and visitors from all around the globe.
Japan’s food industries are well-developed and innovative in all sectors, including, retail, food service, food processing, and distribution. On January 1, 2020, the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force, providing preferential tariff access for many U.S. agricultural products.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Japan, By the Numbers
U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods - US$6.3 billion (2020)
U.S. Processed Foods - US$2.5 billion (2020)
USDA’s Agricultural Trade Office or ATO in Osaka reports that Japan is now the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Processed Vegetables & Pulses
Food Preparations & Ingredients
Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
Canned, Dried & Frozen Fruit
Food Show PLUS! Services Provided
Introductions: Our In-Market Representatives will personally bring buyers to your booth whenever possible.
Invitations. Stand out before the show even starts - qualified buyers will receive invitations including your profile, contact info, product details and booth number.
Market Briefing: Pre-show intelligence from Food Export’s In-Market Representatives, covering regulations, trends, key players and more.
Self-Guided Retail Tour: Get first-hand knowledge of the competitors, positioning, pricing and packaging of products that are on the store shelves now.
On-site Assistance: In-Market Representatives offer ongoing support during the show and answer any questions.
Post-Show Lead Analysis: Our In-Market Representative will check on participants to review and qualify leads, helping execute follow up much more efficiently and effectively.
Additional Services Available
($50 per selection, no cap on number of services)
Dedicated interpreter/assistant for your booth
Professional translation of up to two pages of marketing material into local language
Store checks: Pre-event report with brand names, packages, sizes, pricing, for products similar to yours
Follow-up assistance: In-Market Representative will send messages and ensure responses to your top prospects in order to facilitate your post-show follow up
Take advantage of our educational webinars providing the latest exporter intelligence for companies regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with foreign buyers and much more.
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