For the third year, McLane will host an interactive foodservice booth experience during the trade show.
McLane Co. Inc. kicked off its annual National Trade Show (NTS) on Sept. 5 in Orlando, Fla.
This year’s trade show theme is “Sun, Sand and Sales” and takes place Sept. 5-6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. Focusing on hot topics impacting the grocery and foodservice categories, NTS will feature celebrities, guest speakers and special appearances from a variety of top global firms and organizations.
Each year, NTS brings retailers the latest in new technology and foodservice for more efficient inventory and ordering. Additionally, some of the industry’s leading manufacturers choose NTS as their national launching pad for new product lines and extensions. This year, the event will showcase nearly 200 exhibitors and play host to over 1,200 attendees. The all-star speaker lineup includes:
- Keynote Speaker, Joe Theismann, former Washington Redskins Quarterback and World-Class Entrepreneur
- Deon Johnson, VP of Customer Technology at McLane
- Nancy Todys, Director, Convenience and Vending Channel Marketing at Tyson Foods
- Cassandra Matos, Product Director at McLane
- Kathy Sparrow, Executive VP of Marketing and Sales at ITG Brands
- Teresa Voelter, Product Director at McLane Company and General Manager of Consumer Value Products (CVP)
In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to meet former Dallas Cowboy and NFL Hall of Famer Randy White, as well as NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer.
For the third year, McLane will host an interactive foodservice booth experience under the banner of McLane Kitchen, a foodservice solution for generating optimum sales and profits for retailers. McLane Kitchen offers easy-to-implement turnkey solutions as well as comprehensive, custom solutions. The booth will spotlight a fully functioning kitchen with multiple chefs and new menu offerings for retailers to experience throughout the show.
New offerings include baked chicken from Tyson Foods, Totino’s Foodservice pizza rolls and a stuffed waffle from General Mills. Also, McLane Kitchen and McLane’s private label products subsidiary, Consumer Value Products (CVP), are excited to join forces for the debut of a new pizza program: Fly Guys Pizza.
CVP will offer tradeshow-only deals, giveaways and new brand and product launches. New brand launches include the aforementioned Fly Guys Pizza, offered as a take and bake option for consumers in the frozen section. CVP’s line of dog treats and accessories, Beau Dacious, will launch new products including leashes and bowls, and the YumBees brand will debut assorted fruit snacks and dinosaur fruit snacks. CVP products are available to both McLane customers and non-McLane customers and are currently offered at retail locations nationwide.
Mobile Virtual Trade Show
At the technology booth, Vice President of Customer Technology at McLane and NTS speaker, Deon Johnson, will be available to discuss new advancements in McLane’s powerfully simple technology offerings. The newest feature is the Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS) application for Apple and Android devices.
Highlights from the trade show will be posted to the McLane Twitter (@McLaneCo) and Facebook (@McLaneCompany) channels.
McLane is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the U.S.