SAS is celebrating 95 years in February 2022 and the show theme reflects the anniversary: “Celebrating 95 years of Monopolizing Profits for the Convenience Store Retailer.”
Retailers will have a six-week buying opportunity from Jan. 24 to March 6, to place orders on The Marketing Arm Trade Show portal with the in-person trade show taking place Feb. 24-25, at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.
SAS will showcase new and innovative opportunities to retailers. The “plant power” trend is growing among consumers looking to support a vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian lifestyle, and consume fewer meat products – a movement on target to reach convenience store shoppers.
SAS will introduce several innovative plant-based frozen and shelf-stable grocery selections at the show to help convenience retailers meet this demand, including entrée and smoothie bowls from Tattoo Chef, grain-based ready to eat salads from both Table One and Del Monte, Ground Be’f Crumbles and Chick’n Tender meal starters from Gardein, and microwave meals created with plant-based crumbles from Blount’s Family Kitchen.
SAS will also showcase popular full-service center-store programs on the exhibit floor, including live fishing bait from DMF Bait, Chew Max Pet Treats, El Chavito Hispanic candy and snacks, and direct-store serviced sunglasses and cellular accessories from Associated Distributors.
Featured in the Top Hat Café & Convenience Store will be Bean to Cup, Fresh Salad & Soup Bar from Sysco, Fruit Ridge Farms, Go Go Grill, Biscuits & Gravy, and Walking Taco with protein to name a few of the store’s features. New Open-Air coolers will be on display for retailers to order for their stores.
With headquarters in Elmwood, La., Imperial Trading Co. and S. Abraham & Sons have six distribution centers serving 19 states. The company provides marketing, distribution and technology solutions to convenience retailers. Its service area extends from the United States and Canada border to the Gulf of Mexico, where it services over 5,000 retail locations.