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McLane Company Kicks Off 2018 National Trade Show


Company, Inc.
, a leading supply chain services company providing
grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, kicked off its annual
National Trade Show (NTS) today in Orlando, FL. This year's trade show
theme is "Sun, Sand and Sales" and takes place September 5-6 at the
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. Focusing on hot topics impacting the grocery
and foodservice categories, NTS will feature celebrities, guest speakers
and special appearances from a variety of top global firms and

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McLane's National Trade Show focuses on hot topics impacting the grocery and foodservice categories  ...

McLane's National Trade Show focuses on hot topics impacting the grocery and foodservice categories including new technology and exciting brand and product launches. (Photo: Business Wire)

Each year, NTS brings retailers the latest in new technology and
foodservice for more efficient inventory and ordering. Additionally,
some of the industry's leading manufacturers choose NTS as their
national launching pad for new product lines and extensions. This year,
the event will showcase nearly 200 exhibitors and play host to over
1,200 attendees. The all-star speaker lineup includes:

  • Keynote Speaker, Joe Theismann, former Washington Redskins Quarterback
    and World-Class Entrepreneur
  • Deon Johnson, VP of Customer Technology at McLane
  • Nancy Todys, Director, Convenience and Vending Channel Marketing at
    Tyson Foods
  • Cassandra Matos, Product Director at McLane
  • Kathy Sparrow, Executive VP of Marketing and Sales at ITG Brands
  • Teresa Voelter, Product Director at McLane Company and General Manager
    of Consumer Value Products (CVP)

In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to meet former Dallas
Cowboy and NFL Hall of Famer Randy White, as well as NASCAR driver Clint

For the third year, McLane will host an interactive foodservice booth
experience under the banner of McLane Kitchen, a foodservice solution
for generating optimum sales and profits for retailers. McLane Kitchen
offers easy-to-implement turnkey solutions as well as comprehensive,
custom solutions. The booth will spotlight a fully functioning kitchen
with multiple chefs and new menu offerings for retailers to experience
throughout the show. New offerings include baked chicken from Tyson
Foods, Totino's Foodservice pizza rolls and a stuffed waffle from
General Mills. Also, McLane Kitchen and McLane's private label products
subsidiary, Consumer Value Products (CVP), are excited to join forces
for the debut of a new pizza program: Fly Guys Pizza.

CVP will offer tradeshow-only deals, giveaways and new brand and product
launches. New brand launches include the aforementioned Fly Guys Pizza,
offered as a take and bake option for consumers in the frozen section.
CVP's line of dog treats and accessories, Beau Dacious, will launch new
products including leashes and bowls, and the YumBees brand will debut
assorted fruit snacks and dinosaur fruit snacks. CVP products are
available to both McLane customers and non-McLane customers and are
currently offered at retail locations nationwide.

At the technology booth, VP of Customer Technology at McLane and NTS
speaker, Deon Johnson, will be available to discuss new advancements in
McLane's powerfully simple technology offerings. The newest feature is
the Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS) application for Apple and Android

Highlights from the trade show will be posted to the McLane Twitter (@McLaneCo)
and Facebook (@McLaneCompany)

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services
leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for
convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants
throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane
Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and
one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and
delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000
locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic
beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire
Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. (NYSE:BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

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