Market Overview

Newly Named California Food Expo Connects Food and Beverage Companies with Top Buyers and Public


Commerce Flourishes on the 2018 Show Floor after Announcement,
Setting the Stage for Continued Growth to Expand California's $71.24
Billion Food Industry

The California Food Expo has officially emerged. Formerly known as the
Fresno Food Expo, the name change and brand unveil kicked off a new era
for the nation's largest geographically-focused food industry tradeshow.
Over 135 exhibitors from the state's finest food and beverage growers
and manufacturers touted their high-quality products to more than 650
pre-qualified regional, national and international buyers, connecting
and creating worldwide commerce.

"Our production value in both fresh and manufactured products, our
innovation and our diversity make California a food powerhouse," said
Amy Fuentes, Manager, California Food Expo. "The Expo's vision to
incorporate all of California enables us to harness the state's thriving
food industry and connect buyers to authentic California brands."

The California Food Expo brand reveal followed the keynote address by
Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen
Ross who reinforced the state's impact on the national and international
foodscape, while delivering a vision for sustained growth.

"California is the nation's top agricultural producing state, accounting
for $46 billion in output from over 400 different commodities," said
Ross. "The state is also home to more than 5,500 food manufacturing
facilities, twice the amount of any other state in the nation. These
astounding numbers give the California Food Expo an incredible platform
to fortify California relationships and continue to expand the industry
into the future."

Top buyers attending this year's Expo included: Bristol Farms, Whole
Foods, Grocery Outlet, Smart & Final, Walmart and more. Complementing
the domestic buyers were qualified international buyers from India,
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, and international export trading firms.

The 2019 California Food Expo will be held on July 24-25, 2019.
Exhibitor reservations are now open at the discounted rate of $900 until
March 1, 2019. To register, go to:

To watch the California Food Expo brand reveal video, click here:

To view the complete 2018 California Food Expo press release, go to:

To download photos from the show floor, click here:

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