Hundreds of supermarket suppliers showcased their products and technologies at this year’s Foodstuffs New Zealand Trade Expo. Held at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on April 6-7, the successful annual event attracted around 1,500 supermarket owners, grocery managers and category department staff, as well as 290 suppliers. Approximately 750 attendees took part in the Gala Dinner at Sky City for another great networking opportunity.
The Foodstuffs Supplier Awards were the main highlight of the evening. Awards went to Market Gardens (Best Produce Display), United Fisheries (Best Seafood Display), Food International (Best Deli Display), Farmlands Foods (Best Meat Display), NZ Bakels (Best Bakery Display), Fresh Direct (Best Floral and Garden Display), Caffe L’Affare (Best General Grocery Display), Bauer Media (Best General Merchandise Display), Schwarzkopf (Best Health and Beauty Display), Yealands (Best Liquor Display), Wedderburn (Best Plant and Equipment Display), Market Gardens (Overall Best Foodstuffs Expo 2016 Display).
“Expo 2016 was a huge success, the facilities were great and feedback from exhibitors and attendees was overwhelmingly positive,” said Antoinette Laird, head of external relations, Foodstuffs.