The expo on Aug. 20 and 21 is a collaboration between two regional
food distributors based in Sarasota. It will give retailers
the opportunity to sample a broad scope of products.
SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 13, 2015 – Two local food distributors are teaming up to hold a food expo August 20 and 21 that will draw, from across the state and nation, producers interested in reaching Florida’s gourmet, gift, and tourism markets and retailers who would like to sample new and trending products.
Troyer’s of South Florida, a distributor of Troyer brand deli products, locally-sourced items, and other grocery and specialty foods, will hold the expo in conjunction with McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet, a regional distributor of shelf stable gourmet food, candy, and Florida specialties and novelties.
The expo includes national companies, such as Jelly Belly, The Spice Lab, DeLallo, Taffy Town, and Tortuga as well as many regional producers. It also attracts national retailers like Paradies, which operates airport and hotel shops, and hundreds of retailers from across the state. The show is not open to the general public. The two regional distributors are in close proximity in Sarasota making it easy for attendees to visit both shows and offering retailers the opportunity to sample a broader scope of products, said Kelly Abercrombie, CEO of McClain’s.
Both distributors cover the state of Florida and work collaboratively on product distribution. “We discovered each other four or five years ago through mutual customers and found that we are a greater force working together,” said Dave Stutzman, owner of Troyer’s of South Florida. “We will help each other distribute product and try to cross promote to help each other’s business. Working together also helps our customers.”
Troyer’s is at 2227 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, and McClain’s is at 2269 Porter Lake Dr., Sarasota. More information about McClain’s is available by visiting www.McClainsWholesale.com. For information about Troyer’s products, visit www.TroyerCheese.com.
About McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet:
McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is a regional distributor of shelf stable gourmet food, bulk and count candy, and Florida specialties and novelties. McClain’s distributes more than 4,500 products from 75 suppliers. Accounts range from airport concession, hotels and hospitality, and retailers such as Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and Lucky’s Market to independent grocers, drug stores, and other
retailers. McClain’s carries products from national companies like Jelly Belly, Taffy Town, Boyer, Bone Suckin’ Sauce, DeLallo, and Braswell. It also specializes in distribution of Florida-produced products including Anastasia Confections, Davidson of Dundee, The Spice Lab, Reva Foods, and Tropical Blossom. More information about McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is available online at www.McClainsWholesale.com.
About Troyer’s of South Florida:
Troyer’s of South Florida is a regional distributor of 1,500 Troyer brand Amish cheeses, meats, and deli foods as well as a range of other specialty food products including locally sourced items. The company serves specialty and natural food stores, grocers, and meat and produce markets across Florida. For information about Troyer’s products, visit www.TroyerCheese.com.