Midwest Produce Conference & Expo earns an encore - The Packer

Midwest Produce Conference & Expo earns an encore

08/15/2012 12:27:00 PM
Tom Karst

Lemke said regional shows in the Southeast and the Northeast also took time to be established.

Rick Stock, general manager of sales and marketing for Plantation Sweets Vidalia Onions, Cobbstown, Ga., said Chicago is a great location for the show.

“Attendance was very good and it has been very brisk,” he said.

Foodservice buyers, terminal vendors, small independents and buyers for retail chains were at the show, he said.

John Heidkam, central division foodservice manager for Dole Fresh Fruit Co., Northfield, Ill., said there was an unexpected foodservice presence at the show.

“I think there was a little hunting and pecking going on.”

For more Midwest Expo coverage, go to http://tinyurl.com/Midwest-Produce.

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Anthony J Totta    
Lee's Summit Missouri  |  August, 17, 2012 at 06:26 AM

Hopefully 2014 we can plan to have the event in Kansas City using the downtown Marriott along with the adjacent convention center, power and light district, and Sprint Center. Kansas City has an easy airport and a lot of very interesting things to see.

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