Emerging Food Brands Forum

NewPoint is sponsoring the Emerging Food Brands Forum for its second time in 2018! This event will pull together food scientists, experts from finance, co-packing, production and marketing as well as retail procurement professionals from around the region to support local and regional food companies who are looking to scale up their business.

The date and location are to be revealed at a later date. If you want to be one of the first to be notified, then sign up today!

The conference itinerary lists different events for the morning, mid-day and afternoon (see below). Morning will feature workshops geared to support entrepreneurial food business growth. Midday will see a “Retail Food Buyer Q&A Roundtable” Hour. The afternoon will be devoted to a Sampling/Tasting Event where vendors can showcase their product and meet potential buyers.

MORNING: Development Workshops

  • Purdue Food Science: Scaling Your Operation for Grown
  • Financing Growth and Expansion
  • Partnering with a Co-Packer
  • NewPoint: Get on the Shelf. Stay on the Shelf. Maximize Your Brand

MIDDAY: Retail Food Buyer Q&A Roundtable Luncheon

A buyers’ roundtable featuring representatives from retailers and distributors. For example, last year we had buyers from:

  • Martin’s Supermarkets
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Winkler’s Wholesale Grocers
  • Ideal Meats
  • Tiny Footprint Distribution

Afternoon: Sampling/Tasting Event

Indiana food vendors can showcase their products and meet with buyers from local and regional retailers, distributors, and more!

If you were unable to attend the Emerging Food Brands Conference back in November 2017, check out what insight retail buyers provided at our last Roundtable Luncheon here!