KeHE Distributors, a national leader in the distribution of natural & organic, specialty and fresh products, has been recognized for two awards from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN). KeHE's Holiday & Product Innovation Show was named to TNSS' list of, "2015 Top 25 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in Attendance" and its list of, "2015 Fastest Growing For-Profit Show in Attendance." The show was chosen based on year-over-year attendance growth between 2012 and 2014. This is the first time KeHE has received these two awards. In 2013, the Company's Summer Selling Show was named to TSNN's list of the "Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows in Attendance."
The KeHE Holiday & Product Innovation Show has experienced double-digit attendance growth and doubled sales over the past several years. It is the only food-related trade show to achieve this distinction.
"We are laser-focused on the attendance at our events. Without the perfect mix of retailers and suppliers, we wouldn't be able to create the robust buying & selling marketplace that we have today. Our attendees come from all over the U.S., and many parts of the world, it is our goal to make sure we provide an experience that is fruitful for everyone," said Mike Leone, KeHE Chief Commercial Officer.
The KeHE Holiday & Product Innovation Show is held annually in June. In 2015, the two-day event brought together over 4,500 retailers and suppliers to see, sample, buy and sell products for the upcoming holiday season. New, emerging, and familiar must-have items are sold throughout the show floor via proprietary, iPad ordering technology.
"Our retailer and supplier partners rely on our guidance on products that will perform well," stated Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO of KeHE Distributors. "We believe it is critical that We Make On Trend Easy for them. One way we achieve this is by creating outstanding events that connect suppliers and retailers of all kinds. The passion and excitement for emerging products, as well as for more established brands is unmistakable at our shows," he continued.