‘US Virtual B2B Program’ from the Canadian Food Exporters Association – food in canada

The Canadian Food Exporters Association is offering a many networking-educational opportunities this fall and winter through the ‘US Virtual B2B Program.’ From October 2020-April 2021, Canadian exporters can connect with US buyers virtually through a choice of three levels of participation – Discovery Hub: 5 minute meetings, Innovation Pipeline: 10 minute meetings and Planning Session: 20 minute meetings.

Here are some of the programs currently available for registration; for a full listing, please visit here.


Vitamins, Weight Management and Sports Nutrition Program (October 12-16, 2020) – Vitamin, Diet, and Nutrition suppliers will present new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at this EPPS. View interim list of buyers at this link.


CBD & Hemp Food and Beverage Program (October 26-29, 2020) – Food and Beverage suppliers of CBD (Hemp Derived Cannabidiol) products will present new products and programs in this trending category to buyers across retail and foodservice channels. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Pet & Pet CBD Program (October 26-29, 2020) –  The Pet and Pet CBD Program is your one stop destination for the entire pet category. This program provides an all inclusive opportunity to present products and innovation across all categories of the pet sector. This program will also focus on trending solutions in CBD (Hemp Derived Cannabidiol) treats, food, supplements and supplies that provide anti-stress, pain management, and overall pet wellness. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Commercial Foodservice Program (November 2-5, 2020) – Manufacturers and suppliers of food, beverages, supplies and equipment items have the opportunity to present to foodservice operators, including restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, airlines, distributors and resorts. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Campus Foodservice Program (November 3-5, 2020) – Vendors with food, beverage, supplies and equipment items have the opportunity to present to campus based foodservice operators, including Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Corporate Dining and Military. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Foodservice at Retail Program (November 4-5, 2020) – Vendors with food and beverage items have the opportunity to present to Convenience and Grocery chains looking for ingredients, prepared foods, equipment & supplies, and grab & go meal options. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Plant Based Food and Beverage Program (November 9-12, 2020) – Suppliers of Plant-Based Foods as well as Vegan Foods will present to foodservice operators and retail buyers across all channels looking to capitalize on this growing trend. Categories include Snack, Beverage, Shelf Stable Grocery, Baked Goods, Frozen Foods, Refrigerated Items found in Dairy or Deli, as well as Meat Alternatives. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Meat Program (November 10-11, 2020) – Buyers across all retail and foodservice channels are looking for fresh and frozen Meat products. Conventional and Natural & Organic items are being considered. Products being reviewed include but not limited to: Beef, Pork, Turkey, Sausage, Bacon, Lamb/Veal, Chicken. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Keto Food & Beverage Program (November 10-12, 2020) – Suppliers of keto foods and beverages will present to buyers across all channels looking to capitalize on this growing trend. Categories include Snack, Confectionery, Beverage, Shelf Stable Grocery, Baked Goods, Frozen Foods, and Refrigerated Items found in Dairy or Deli. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Seafood Program (November 11-12, 2020) – Buyers across all retail and foodservice channels are reviewing products and programs within Fresh & Frozen Seafood. View interim list of buyers at this link.


Candy Planning – Halloween Program (December 7-9, 2020) – Confectionery suppliers will present programs for the 2021 Halloween holiday season to retailers across all channels. View interim buyers list at this link. 


Convenience Program (January 25-28, 2021) – (price will increase on October 3rd) Consumable Grocery, Snack, Beverage, Candy, Frozen, Dairy, General Merchandise, CBD, Health and Beauty Care suppliers will present new programs to retailers and distributors from the convenience channel. View interim buyers list at this link.


Impulse, Front-End, & Checklane Program (January 26-29, 2021) – (price will increase on October 3rd) The Impulse, Front-End & Checklane Program brings together a curated cross-channel lineup of today’s leading retailers looking to source new suppliers, discover innovation and learn how to succeed in meaningful category growth. Explore basket building opportunities within General Merchandise, Health & Beauty Care and Snacks. A special emphasis will be placed on Personal Protection Gear including; masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and antibacterial wipes & sprays. Confectionery | Snack | Beverage | Beauty | Health | Pet | Consumer Technology Accessories | Sundries | Seasonal Demands. View interim buyers list at this link.