Local Independent Owners Unite for Better Prices
FLUSHING, NY (August 5, 2013) —The National Supermarket Association held its 4th annual International Sales & Trade Show where multiple products and services from companies big and small showcased their deals for independent supermarkets and bodegas. The event took place at Citi Field, Home of the NY Mets, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Supermarket and bodega owners eagerly anticipated the “one day” deals offered at the show from participating vendors, including Admiration, Bimbo Bakeries, Carive Imports, CBA Industries, Continental Food & Beverage, Goya Foods, Icelandic Glacial Water, Joshen Paper, La Cena, Latin American Distributors, Latin Sales & Marketing, Mission Foods, Pepsi-Cola, Porky’s Products, Preferred Beverages, and Wise Snacks, just to name a few.
“We are very proud to say that this is ‘our’ trade show, and that same pride drives us to encourage our fellow members to participate and support the vendors that are exhibiting their products and services”, said Alex Guzman, chair of the NSA Trade Show Committee and supermarket owner.
The NSA International Sales & Trade Show offers a unique platform to reach hundreds of supermarkets owners from different banners under one roof. An important feat, as independents are one of New York City’s strongest food retail channels.
“This is an excellent opportunity, for both vendors and retailers. As vendors will showcase new and established products, and the retailers will get great deals for the their stores”, said David Corona, president of the NSA.
In addition to supermarket and bodega owners and managers, the show welcomes wholesaler and co-op representatives, brokers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, importers, merchandisers, advertising agencies, distributors, and trade association officials. It is not open to the general public, only to individuals affiliated to the food industry.
This year the NSA partnered with City Harvest and donated the trade show’s excess food from participating vendors. City Harvest delivered the food free of charge to community food programs throughout New York City. To learn more about City Harvest visit cityharvest.org.