Examining Emerging Trends at S. Abraham & Sons’ 2022 Foodservice Show

Grand Rapids, Michigan — S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS)will focus on the theme “Emerging Trends in Foodservice” at its annual foodservice show on August 11th at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

The SAS Cstore on the trade show floor showcases products such as Rich’s Ready-to-Finish Donuts. Fresh blended smoothies; Melting Moments cookie ice cream sandwiches; TruFru, “Nature’s Fruit in Chocolate”; Pillsbury’s breakfast solution on the go. And an assortment of General Mills parfaits.

Grab-and-go cooler items are also on display, ready to be sampled.

Other featured conveniences include the Beantown Coffee Program, Bang Bean to Cup Fast Cup featuring Paramount Coffee, Go Go Grill, Walking Taco Station, Fruit Ridge Farms, Inov Asian Chinese Cuisine, and BBQ Sandwich Program.

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The 2022 event will feature 52 manufacturer booths.

“In the fast-paced world around us, foodservice is growing and more attractive than ever.” I am happy to host it.”

Last year’s S. Abraham & Sons Foodservice Show showcased GoGo Grill, a rebranded roller grill program, as well as other top new menu items and equipment. convenience store news report.

Earlier this year, SAS hosted its 36th Annual Vendor Exhibition & Trade Show in a hybrid format, accommodating both in-person and online ordering. The retailer will be able to place orders on the Marketing Arm Trade Show portal for his six weeks from January 24th through March 6th.

The theme of the show, Celebrating 95 Years of Convenience Store Retailer Monopoly Profit, reflects SAS’ 95th anniversary, which occurred in February.

During the hybrid show, SAS will bring new innovations to retailers, including the growing ‘Plant Power’ trend among consumers who want to adopt a vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian lifestyle and consume less meat products. The company showcased several innovative plant-based frozen and shelf-stable grocery selections at the show to help convenience retailers meet this demand.

SAS also recently completed its second successful year celebrating National Candy Month. Held in June and launched by the National Confectioners Association, the month-long event bridges the gap between seasonal holiday candy sales and the sweet treats consumers love.

Alyssa Snyr, Category Manager, Confectionery and Snacks Division, SAS, said: “Candy is one of the most important categories in the convenience channel and SAS is fully committed to providing innovation not only in the products we offer, but also in the way we advertise and promote. We are already looking for ways to raise it again.

To boost sales, SAS launched an innovative internal sales contest in June. As a result, he increased by 13.5% across the confectionery category over the successful previous year’s campaign.

A subsidiary of Imperial Trading, SAS, based in Grand Rapids, provides marketing, distribution and technology solutions to convenience retailers. Its service area extends from the US-Canada border to the Gulf of Mexico, serving more than 5,000 retail outlets.

Imperial Trading is headquartered in Elmwood, Louisiana and has six distribution centers serving 20 states.