Press Release – For Immediate Release
INFRA Announces Plans for Partners During Their 10th Annual Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota - December 16, 2022 – Today INFRA announced plans to expand its 2023 Tabletop during the INFRA Annual Conference to include more than 300 vendors and industry partners which is nearly double years' past. This allows for affiliations with new brands as well as the opportunity to strengthen existing partnerships while providing differentiation for the growing membership. New for 2023, INFRA is creating a hosted buyer program which sponsors buyers from INFRA member stores to attend, further maximizing buying opportunities and face-to-face conversations with vendors.
In addition to the expanded Tabletop, brands will have the opportunity to celebrate with members at an evening social event and participate in educational sessions through sponsorships. INFRA will once again present the highly coveted and newly branded BRIX Awards, to partners in the following categories:
Member Champion (2 awarded)
Sustainability Stewardship (2 awarded)
Intriguing New Innovation (2 awarded)
"We are excited to announce our expanded Tabletop and hosted buyer program for the 10th annual INFRA conference, providing even more opportunities for our members to connect with brand and industry partners and strengthen new and existing partnerships,” said INFRA’s President & CEO, Pat Sheridan. “We are also proud to present the second year of BRIX Awards, recognizing our partners for their dedication to our membership and commitment to sustainability and innovation."
Nick Auzenne, Director of Purchasing at INFRA shared, “I regularly hear from brands that our independent retailers are a critical piece in growing a relevant brand in the natural channel. Being able to expand the Annual Conference Tabletop to more brands and buyers is a very exciting thing!”
Interested parties can find more information on sponsorship opportunities and submit your application for a Tabletop space HERE. Applications are due Monday, January 23, 2023.
INFRA is a cooperative of more than 300 independent natural food retailers serving hundreds of communities in 45 states plus DC & Puerto Rico. Through collective buying power, operational support and exchange, and innovative marketing programs, we help member businesses thrive in step with their values and communities, a fast-changing industry, and the planet we share. @infretailers naturalfoodretailers.com
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