The Best CPG and Food Trade Shows to Attend in 2022

Whether you are a new, emerging food brand or a beloved American pantry staple, the food industry is full of opportunities for education, innovation, and networking. Here are the best trade shows and conventions to attend this year.

2022 KeHe Summer Show: New Orleans, LA, January 26-February 11, 2022

Banking on the success of previous KeHE Summer Shows, this event continues to bring together thousands of exhibitors, retailers, and vital industry members to see the newest natural, organic, and specialty products on the market.

UNFI gathers experts within the natural and conventional channels to deliberate on emerging innovations and new technology within the industry. Attendees have the chance to explore the virtual exhibit with a variety of products from baked goods to vitamins to meat.

For over 100 years, this all-inclusive event has been bringing retailers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers, and suppliers together to collaborate on advancements within the food industry.

Being the largest natural products trade show in the world; this expo is packed with educational seminars, conferences, and speeches to help companies learn about the newest products and trends within the industry. Each year this four-day exhibition grows in attendance and popularity; in 2018, over 85,000 people attended the expo that showcased over 3,000 booths.

This trade show gathers emerging brands and industry professionals to discover the latest innovations in snacking products, merchandising, and retail solutions. For thousands of attendees, the Sweet & Snacks Expo offers a variety of tools and resources for companies to act on the latest category, consumer, and shopper insights.

CFIC Convention: Myrtle Beach, SC, July 17-20, 2022

This convention assembles members from both North Carolina and South Carolina, to network and educate businesses on the ever-evolving food industry. The conference brings suppliers to meet with leaders from some of the Carolinas’ largest grocery chains, including independent grocers, to discuss new industry discoveries in products and marketing.

SNX: Phoenix, AZ, March 27-29, 2022

This annual trade show gathers a variety of snack food brands from across the globe to learn more about the newest innovations and opportunities within their market. This event brings together suppliers, producers, and innovators to help formulate their next idea into a finished product.

This three-day event gathers several food and beverage suppliers and processors to participate in distinctive forums about the latest news in manufacturing, automation, sustainability, and food safety.

Natural Products Expo East: Philadelphia, PA, September 28-October 1, 2022

This trade show is packed with educational seminars, conferences, and speeches to help companies learn about the newest products within the industry. The show gives the natural and organic community a forum where they can discuss the latest trends within their industry sector.

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