The California Food Expo, held this year in Fresno, California, from September 9-10, connects more than 140 California food and beverage companies with local, national, and international buyers. A packed schedule will be expected for attendees, but they’ll need to pencil in a visit to the Retail Advisory Board, which recently got a new member.
Brandon Leong, Vice President of Marketing and Growth for RangeMe, an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between the supply-side and the buy-side, will be joining several other industry execs on the Retail Advisory Board.
“The California Food Expo is a leader in showcasing some of the state’s most innovative products, and I’m honored to be named to the Retail Advisory Council,” Leong stated. “RangeMe exists to support CPG product sourcing between retailers and product suppliers, which is also one of the driving missions of the Expo. Being a part of this amazing team that is helping guide such an important initiative for California feels like a natural fit.”
According to a press release, the Expo established the Retail Advisory Council in 2018 to work in partnership with its Board of Directors and provide insight and guidance on the current needs and trends for retailer and foodservice buyers. The Expo currently provides a unique opportunity for emerging food entrepreneurs, boutique artisans, and global food and beverage companies to discover the trends that are shaping today’s CPG industry.
“We are happy to have Brandon join the Retail Advisory Council,” said Amy Fuentes, Manager of the California Food Expo. “His deep understanding of how retailers and suppliers can develop and strengthen their alliance, as well as his vision and expertise will help us shape the experience we provide for our attendees.”
Leong will be a featured panelist for the session, “Navigating the Digital Space: eCommerce Platforms for the Food Industry” which will look at understanding the transforming platforms vital to a food brand’s success.
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“RangeMe has revolutionized how suppliers and retailers connect, and has given smaller, niche, singular suppliers opportunities to open doors they otherwise might not be able to access,” Leong said. “It’s important to share what we’ve learned to help companies along their journey, and be of service to them as both a platform and a resource of knowledge.”
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