ECRM hosting first F&B meeting marathon to connect buyers and suppliers to inspire product discovery

By Jim Cornall

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The 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage event takes place June 28 to July 2. Pic: ECRM
The 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage event takes place June 28 to July 2. Pic: ECRM

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ECRM, which provides end-to-end product sourcing solutions for retailers, has announced a new event, 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage, which it said will bring together retail buyers and product suppliers from around the world to meet face-to-face between June 28 and July 2.

Organizers said the event will deliver international scale with an immersive product discovery experience combined with a virtual meeting environment built for brands to showcase relevant products to buyers from retailers of all sizes and locations.

"ECRM’s innovative and market leading platforms have helped Wakefern drive effective and efficient product discovery and business solutions that meet the needs of our customers,”​ said Wil Magistrelli, director wholesale/international sales at Wakefern Food Corp.

“We look forward to ECRM’s 2021 Global Market: Food and Beverage showcase to connect with suppliers and stay on trend with the latest in retail.”

Product discovery for registrants begins on May 17 and runs through to June 21. During this time, food, beverage and food service buyers can find relevant products within their respective categories on RangeMe, and select brands they would like to meet with virtually. Brands selected will be invited to choose an available time on that buyer’s calendar for a face-to-face meeting. Scheduled meetings run from June 28 until July 2 on ECRM Connect and will run 24 hours a day to accommodate global participants.

"I've had success as both a RangeMe subscriber and an ECRM program participant,"​ said Natasha Fagri, co-founder of Frost Popsicles.

“Having the ability to seamlessly leverage both together on this scale, along with a slate of educational programs, is a great opportunity for any food and beverage brands. I look forward to participating.”

The event will also feature other content, including daily keynotes, insights, and interactive workshops.

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