2021 Global Market:
Food & Beverage

June 28 through July 2

The worldwide industry leader in connecting retailers and suppliers brings you a first-of-its-scale food and beverage product discovery experience.

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Connect the Right Food & Beverage professional at the Right time.

During this Global Market buyers will be focused on sourcing brands in the following categories: Snacks, Candy, Beverage, Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Bakery, Dairy, Frozen, Deli, Meat, Seafood, Produce, Ethnic Foods, Canned Foods, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads.

Over 700 Food & Beverage Brands with Thousands of Products

Over 975 Retail and Foodservice Buyers from all classes of trade

Over 55 Countries across 5 Continents providing Global Exposure

75%

of Suppliers are RangeMe Verified which lets buyers know they are ready to do business

PARTICIPATING BUYERS FROM

Plus hundreds more! Access the full list of participating companies once registered.

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ECRM Thought Leadership

A Fireside Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk

MONDAY, JUNE 28 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

ECRM kicks off its Global Market: Food & Beverage educational lineup with a fireside chat featuring Gary Vaynerchuk that will cover key topics of interest to retailers, foodservice operators, and brands.

Gary Vaynerchuk is described as one of the most forward thinkers in business - he acutely recognizes trends and patterns early to help others understand how these shifts impact markets and consumer behavior.

He serves as the Chairman of VaynerX and the CEO of VaynerMedia. Gary is considered one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture, relevance, and the internet.

Gary documents his life daily as a CEO through his social media channels which have more than 30 million followers across all platforms. His podcast ‘The GaryVee Audio Experience’ ranks among the top podcasts globally.  He is a five-time New York Times Best-Selling Author and one of the most highly sought after public speakers.

MONDAY, JUNE 28 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

On-Camera Etiquette: Virtual Presentation Best Practices from a 3x Emmy-Award Winner | Are you turning off your audience & potential clients by making seemingly innocent mistakes during virtual pitch meetings and video calls? In this session, Wendy Saltzman, three-time Emmy Award-winning Journalist and CEO of The Power Media Agency, will discuss the do’s and don’ts of virtual meetings to make your best impression on camera!  Read more

  • Wendy Saltzman, three-time Emmy Award-winning Journalist and CEO of The Power Media Agency

MONDAY, JUNE 28 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Understanding Today’s Omni Food Shopper: NielsenIQ | The future of shopping is omni and today’s consumers should be seen as either a current or prospective omnishopper. During her presentation, NielsenIQ North America Commercial Lead Liz Buchanan will tell us more about today’s omni food shopper by digging into the data to share insights and examples of why brands must now know exactly who their customers are and fully understand their behaviors to predict what they will need in the future. Read more

  • Liz Buchanan, North America Commercial Lead, NielsenIQ

MONDAY, JUNE 28 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Industry Power Panel: Trends and Insights with Top Food & Beverage Certification Providers | Sustainability trends within the food and beverage categories have hit peak acceleration in 2021. Consumers, retailers and brands are now, more than ever before, unified in the demand for products that meet a new era of values and standards.  We are bringing together a panel of influential leaders from top food and beverage certifications to share their expertise on the current market trends, as well as what to expect in the future. Read more

  • Moderator: Brandon Leong, SVP of Marketing & Growth, RangeMe
  • Panelist: Hans Eisenbeis, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Non-GMO Project
  • Panelist: Rachel Dreskin, CEO, Plant Based Food Association
  • Panelist: Mary Linnell-Simmons, Director of Marketing, Fairtrade America

TUESDAY, JUNE 29 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

A Discussion with Andrea Albright, SVP/GMM-Snacks, Beverages & Convenience, Walmart | During this moderated discussion, we discuss with Andrea Albright how Walmart is winning in grocery, the steps being taken to win in the omnichannel experience, key initiatives driving future growth and how can emerging brands win shelf space at Walmart. This discussion will be moderated by Wayne Bennett, SVP, Retail ECRM/RangeMe.  Read more

  • Moderator: Wayne Bennett, SVP, Retail ECRM/RangeMe
  • Andrea Albright, SVP/GMM - Snack, Beverages & Convenience, Walmart

TUESDAY, JUNE 29 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Developing a Competitive Advantage within Your Omnichannel Supply Chain | Join an insightful panel into the obstacles and opportunities facing brands and retailers in tackling the complexity of driving growth and profitability across the omnichannel landscape. Read more

  • Moderator: Paul Murphy, VP, Retail Business Development, Menasah Corporation
  • Panelist: Todd Steffen, Vice President, Supply Chain & Real Estate Advisory Services, Colliers International
  • Panelist: Mike Roxas, CPP, Packing Engineer, Peapod Digital Labs

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

E-Commerce Trends & Predictions | It’s been a big year for e-commerce! What does the future hold? Join industry expert and VP of Strategy at Ideoclick, Andrea K. Leigh, for a discussion of key e-commerce trends and what they mean for manufacturers. When will shoppers return to brick and mortar? How should manufacturers prioritize across the growing number of retailer ad platforms? What do manufacturers stand to lose in the retailer race for last mile delivery? Why is everyone launching DTC web sites, and when does it make sense? Discover what industry leaders believe is coming down the pipeline AND how to plan for it. Read more

  • Andrea Leigh, our VP of Strategy & Insights, Ideoclick

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

ECRM Highlight: Connecting with Your Buyers (Sellers Only) | In the last year we have seen dramatic change, from shopper preferences, emerging trends, to how consumers want to shop. Staying connected with your buyers is more important than ever. Join us for a quick 30-minute presentation and Q&A on services ECRM offers to help keep you in front of buyers.

  • Speaker: Tyler Barich, VP of Sales, ECRM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Harnessing the Power of Storytelling to Grow Your Business | ECRM VP of Content Joseph Tarnowski will host a fireside chat with Lyn Graft, author of Start with Story: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Using Story to Grow Your Business, during which they will discuss how brands can leverage storytelling and an asset to help raise capital, securing press, attracting talent and growing sales. Read more

  • Lyn Graft, Author of Start With Story
  • Joseph Tarnowski, VP of Content, ECRM

THURSDAY, JULY 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

The Post-Pandemic Food Retail Industry: A Fireside Chat with Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru | Korry Stagnito, owner and CEO of the Retail & Hospitality Hub, will host a fireside chat with Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru, during which he will share his vision for the food retail industry post-pandemic. How will consumers shop? What will they be buying? How will digital and e-commerce continue to play a role? These are some of the topics that will be discussed during this chat. Read more

  • Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru
  • Korry Stagnito, Founder & CEO, Restaurant & Hospitality Hub

THURSDAY, JULY 1 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

What do Buyers Want from a Store Brand Supplier? Retailer Panel Discussion Moderated by Store Brands Magazine | Even before the pandemic, private label sales were on the rise, and retailers have been getting more and more sophisticated with their own brands. As they build out these brands, what are they looking for from suppliers? What are the product trends? What traits in a supplier partner? Also, as the world has leaned into virtual, what are retailers looking for in a virtual pitch or meeting with a supplier as opposed to the way business was done before? These are among the topics that will be discussed during this retailer panel discussion, which will be moderated by Dan Ochwat, Executive Editor of Store Brands Magazine. Read more

  • Moderator: Dan Ochwat, Executive Editor, Store Brands Magazine
  • Panelist: Brandon Wehmeyer, Director of Private Brands, Boxed
  • Panelist: Chris Slick, Director of Own Brands, Bashas
  • Panelist: Jeremy LaTraverse, CM - Frozen Food Division, Southeastern Grocers LLC
  • Panelist: Pam Ofri, Director of Product Development and Operations - Own Brands Division, Wakefern Food Corp.

THURSDAY, JULY 1 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

IRI's CPG Innovation Check List | How poised are you to maintain growth beyond the pandemic? IRI’s Larry Levin, EVP of Market and Shopper Intelligence, and Joan Driggs, VP of Content and Thought Leadership, will share insights into the innovation and inspiration consumers are looking for and provide a report card of the industry’s leaders across departments and categories. IRI also shares some of the winning strategies employed by New Product Pacesetter products of 2020. Read more

  • Larry Levin, EVP of Marketing and Shopper Intelligence, IRI
  • Joan Driggs, VP of Content & Thought Leadership, IRI
  • Joseph Tarnowski, VP of Content, ECRM

THURSDAY, JULY 1 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

ECRM & RangeMe Highlight: Helping Buyers Achieve Goals (Buyers Only) | The last year has tested and challenged buyers more than ever before. Your time is so valuable, and spending it wisely is critical to your success. Join us for a short presentation on the free services ECRM & RangeMe offer to help save you time in sourcing and achieving your growth goals.

  • Wayne Bennet, SVP Of Retail, ECRM
  • Stephanie Nicklos, Director of Sales, ECRM

It's about buying. It's about selling.

It's about making the connections between people, products, and ideas that lead the category towards growth and innovation - all on a massive scale. This is where brands go to get the word out for maximizing their exposure among a global buyer audience. It's where buyers go when they want to be first to market with the latest and greatest in the category.

Buyers

Discover the Perfect Products and make informed decisions that fulfill market demand.

  • Discover the latest innovations in the food and beverage space - based on your criteria
  • Learn about the new trends in the industry, category, and supplier base
  • Meet safely and efficiently from the comfort of your home office

Suppliers

Efficiently Boost Brand Exposure and partnerships among your target buyer audience.

  • Expand your brand exposure to buyers from around the world
  • Interact with interested buyers who are actively searching for new products and suppliers
  • Meet safely and efficiently from the comfort of your home office

It's about buying. It's about selling.

It's about making the connections between people, products, and ideas that lead the category towards growth and innovation - all on a massive scale. This is where brands go to get the word out for maximizing their exposure among a global buyer audience. It's where buyers go when they want to be first to market with the latest and greatest in the category.

Buyers

Discover the Perfect Products and make informed decisions that fulfill market demand.

  • Discover the latest innovations in the food and beverage space - based on your criteria
  • Learn about the new trends in the industry, category, and supplier base
  • Meet safely and efficiently from the comfort of your home office

Suppliers

Efficiently Boost Brand Exposure and partnerships among your target buyer audience.

  • Expand your brand exposure to buyers from around the world
  • Interact with interested buyers who are actively searching for new products and suppliers
  • Meet safely and efficiently from the comfort of your home office

How it Works

The ECRM 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage leverages the power of product discovery in RangeMe with meaningful interactions in ECRM Connect in 4 simple steps:

01

Create Exposure

Suppliers create a RangeMe profile to showcase their unique brand to buyers 24/7/365

02

Discover Brands

Buyers search a curated list of products on RangeMe to discover brands within their focus

03

Request Meetings

Buyers request a meeting with suppliers of interest, all from the RangeMe platform

04

Facilitate Commerce

One-on-one meetings are scheduled and held virtually on the ECRM Connect platform 

Are you ready to make it happen?

For your category - For your Industry - For your shopper

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's included with my registration? Suppliers will create a RangeMe brand profile that will showcase your brand and products to your category buyers. Buyers can schedule meetings with brands they are interested in right within RangeMe. Those virtual, face-to-face meetings are then held on the ECRM Connect platform.

Do I need to have a RangeMe profile in order to register? Having a RangeMe profile makes the registration process much easier, but it's not a requirement. However, you will need to create a RangeMe profile in order to participate in the ECRM 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage experience.

Do my product need to be distributed globally in order to participate? No, suppliers of all sizes and regions are welcome. We are calling this a global market because there are buyers and sellers from all over the world participating but global distribution is not a requirement.

What are the payment terms? Retail buyers may participate at no cost.  For suppliers, payment is due in full up front and will be collected during the registration process via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or ACH. As we begin providing access and coaching to build your brand profile upon registration, this payment is non-refundable.

How do meetings get scheduled? As buyers are reviewing brand profiles, they can contact a supplier to let them know they would like to schedule a meeting.  The supplier will be notified and will have access to the buyer’s availability to schedule the meeting during an open timeslot.  At the designated time, both the supplier and buyer will access ECRM Connect to conduct the virtual face-to-face meeting.

How long will each meeting be? Virtual buyer meetings are 10 minutes each, which will enable suppliers to showcase their products and discuss core business details.

Are there training resources and customer support available? There is a large library of training materials that can assist with the ins and outs of both the RangeMe and ECRM Connect technologies. Additionally, ECRM will provide a series of informational webinars, training videos, and system tests to ensure your meetings go off without a hitch.

How do I access the full list of participating companies? Once your registration is complete you will have access to the list of participating companies within your category on the preparation website.