On Wednesday the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo returns to the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), this popular tradeshow connects buyers representing grocery stores, restaurants and gift shops directly with Virginia specialty food and beverage products. The Expo takes place once every two years to promote Virginia products and advance economic development.
“The 2012 Virginia Food and Beverage Expo resulted in estimated one-day sale orders of $1 million, as well as invaluable connections between buyers and exhibitors,” said VDACS’ Marketing Director Charles Green. “This year we’re anticipating our largest Expo ever with more than 140 Virginia exhibitors, an anticipated record number of registered buyers and our popular Best New Product competition.”
Along with traditional Virginia favorites such as ham and peanuts, the event will present a variety of innovative products and creative fare including coffee, chocolates and much more.
This event is not open to the public, and no one under 18 will be admitted.