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Food Show PLUS! at Canada Trade Shows


Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Location: Canada

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Food Show PLUS!™ shortens your learning curve at international tradeshows so you are a more prepared and effective exhibitor. Our Food Show PLUS!TM services make exhibiting internationally easy, so you can focus on selling product. All assistance is provided by our In-Market Representatives who are knowledgeable about the country’s food industry.

In 2015 Canada regained its status as the largest market for U.S. agricultural exports after China declined 17% and over US$4 billion. Canada imported a modest decline of 5% totaling US$20.8 billion. In 2015, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada accounted for over 15.7% of total U.S. food and agricultural product exports of US$133 billion. Canada remains the top market for U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products. U.S. exports of these products reached a US$16.7 billion in 2015, a decrease of only 3%.  

This amount is more than twice that of the #2 consumer food export market Mexico. This also accounted for nearly 80% of total U.S. food and agricultural product exports to Canada. Canada is also the top market for U.S. processed food exports, a decline of 3% but still totaling more than US$13 billion in 2015, again more than twice the value of Mexico.

Food Show PLUS!TM Service Include:

  • Introductions to qualified buyers 
  • Targeted invitations to buyers
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Local retail tour
  • On-site show assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative
  • Post-show lead qualifications

Registration Fee: $350

Food Show PLUS!TM services available at the following tradeshows:

Grocery and Specialty Food West
March 20-21, 2017

April 8-9, 2017

September 16-17, 2017

For information on Food Show PLUS! at SIAL Canada, please follow this link.

Top processed food products exported to Canada in 2015 included:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Food preparations
  • Baked snack foods
  • Chocolate
  • Prepared/preserved meat
  • Pasta and processed cereals
  • Condiments and sauces

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Illinois Supplier Increases Export Sales
Olympia Food Industries, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois attended the Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association (CRFA) Show in March of 2014 and utilized Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services. These services included introductions to qualified buyers, targeted invitations to buyers, a market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service staff, a local retail tour, pre-event custom product research, on-site show assistance from Food Export’s In-Market Representative and post-show top lead identification.

As a result of utilizing Food Export’s Food Show PLUS!™ services, Olympia was able to report meeting 3 new Canadian buyers, achieving actual sales of $35,000 and reporting projected sales of $40,000 over the next twelve months. This would also represent a 20% increase in sales to the Canadian market.

Olympia Foods, based in Chicago, is recognized as a leader among the small group of Gyro giants. This family business was founded in 1972 with family recipes and has developed a line of over one hundred food options. With perennial favorites like Spanakopita and others all prepared with the highest of quality standards behind them. For people who follow certain dietary laws or those looking to be more health conscious, Olympia's chicken gyros and all beef Halal gyros are just a few examples of how Olympia responds to customer demand. Whether it's pre-sliced or pre-cooked gyros, cone shaped or loaves, Olympia works with you to develop a product that not only fits your menu and budget, but one that exceeds your expectations. Olympia works with retail, food service and private label markets.

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