UPDATE: Expo West has been postponed.
Keeping calm and carrying on is getting hard to do these days. Concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19) have left retailers, buyers and brands alike unsure on whether or not to attend Expo West 2020. But as of today, it appears a large number of attendees have decided not to go to Expo West.
As the biggest food and beverage event of the year, Expo West is a significant investment for everyone who chooses to attend and to miss the show is a major loss in terms of networking and marketing. Now, the decision of many major retailers, distributors and brands to pull out from attending the show has put everyone in an extremely tough position.
While New Hope Network declared in an official statement that the show will go on (albeit with heightened health precautions in place), the ROI for brands opting to exhibit is stifled. Helping emerging brands is at the core of what Foodboro represents, and we want to do our part in getting the word our about those brands who will not be present at this year’s show.
If you or a brand you know has any news you were hoping to share at Expo West, let us know by sending an email to [email protected] or leaving a comment over on LinkedIn or Instagram. While we know it is no consolation, we will help you get your message out digitally throughout the week.
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