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Buyers Confirmed for Hosted Buyer Program include Sodexo, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Kroger, Thrive Market, and More!

As the excitement builds for Plant Based World Expo North America, happening at the Javits Center on September 11-12, 2024, we are thrilled to announce the confirmed buyers for our Hosted Buyer Program. Powered by SPINS, the leading data provider for the natural and plant-based marketplace, this program offers an unparalleled opportunity for manufacturers to connect directly with top retail and foodservice buyers. The hosted buyer program is a complimentary service available to all exhibiting companies, and the list of participating buyers is growing daily.

Meet the Industry Leaders

The Hosted Buyer Program provides a unique platform for face-to-face interactions between exhibitors and buyers, ensuring that manufacturers can showcase their innovations to the most influential decision-makers in the industry. Here are some of the prominent companies confirmed for this year’s program:

  • Sodexo: A global leader in quality-of-life services, Sodexo is a major player in the foodservice sector, providing catering, facilities management, and more.
  • Whole Foods Market: Known for its commitment to natural and organic products, Whole Foods is a key retailer for plant-based brands seeking to reach health-conscious consumers.
  • Kroger: As one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, Kroger offers significant market reach and a strong commitment to plant-based options.
  • Sprouts: This health-focused retailer specializes in fresh, natural, and organic products, making it a perfect partner for plant-based brands.
  • Thrive Market: An online retailer offering natural and organic products, Thrive Market is a favorite among consumers seeking healthy, sustainable food options.

Expanding Opportunities

In addition to these industry giants, the Hosted Buyer Program includes a diverse array of buyers from various sectors in retail, foodservice, and distribution, ensuring that exhibitors have the chance to connect with a wide range of potential partners:

  • Hannaford
  • KeHe
  • American Cruise Lines
  • Meijer
  • Clark Distributing
  • Fairway
  • PlantX
  • Soft Stuff
  • Roots Market
  • Migros
  • Bristol Farms
  • Fresh Thyme
  • L&B

This diversity underscores the broad appeal of plant-based products across both retail and foodservice channels. Whether you are targeting mainstream supermarkets, health food stores, specialty distributors, or even cruise lines, the Hosted Buyer Program at Plant Based World Expo offers unparalleled access to decision-makers who are actively seeking innovative plant-based solutions.

Complimentary for Exhibitors

By booking your booth at Plant Based World Expo, you can take advantage of the complimentary buyer and supplier matchmaking services provided exclusively to exhibitors. This program is data-backed by SPINS and designed to maximize your exposure and ensure you meet the right buyers to grow your business.

“We decided to pursue the 2024 Plant Based World Expo because this honestly seems a like a ‘no brainer’ to us. It’s our target audience filled with like-minded brands and attendees alike. Plus, we have had several internal folks who have attended and recommended we participate”, says Erin Taylor, Brand Experiential Manager at Oatly. “Our overall objectives are to showcase our 2024 innovations, connect with individuals within our industry, new business leads/sales and to reinforce Oatly’s commitment to plant-based.”

The list of confirmed buyers is expanding every day, promising even more opportunities for meaningful connections. This dynamic lineup ensures that exhibitors will have the chance to engage with an ever-widening circle of influential buyers committed to driving the plant-based movement forward.

Manufacturers interested in participating in the Hosted Buyer program: contact Sam Morley, [email protected], to secure your booth space today!